The show must go on
Church” further from being more than a interesting and presumably shocking
live stage project is a carefully calculated musical work thanks
to Barnatán and guitar player Sergio González in composition, joined by the
usual The Cocooners, Rubén Rodriguez
on drums and Dani Simons on bass.
Together they go back to roots to create
a very own and an untransferable concept fluttered by gospel choir The Cocoonettes (Xenia Saint Jose,
Carol Martin, Mabel Sierra, Mara Ore, Isabel Palacios, Berta López and Lara
Rodríguez) right from the beginning. Recorded at Vu Meter studios by Javier
López Jato “Javeta”. The band gliders half way from funk to rock in “Living on the
Highway” making way to harder rock on
“Blah, Blah, Blah” backed up by The Cocoonettes. Barnatán´s personal
vocal phrasing takes control on “Like the grown needs the rain” paying tributo
to the fifties and blues music thanks to Sergio González on guitar. “Strange
fly of the bird” establishes the
record turning point in terms of Bossa
just to enlarge band´s musical perpective, great Barnatán vocal job once again.
“Bourbon Church” a real manifesto condensing
the record concept in a ceremony that goes from funk to góspel by the hand
of reverend Barnatán with The Cocoonettes final gospel reprise.
“Oceans of Caresses” takes us back to an almost pop calm, probably one of the
most eclectic songs on the record. “In Memorian” shows us how a great rock
ballad should be written, beautiful lyrics, full of emotion with great dynamics
and a thrilling chorus. Band´s versatility takes us back and turns to american
music on “I´m alone” inspired by Country
Western just to go on to “Rocking &
Swimming & Rocking on”a clear trace by Blues shuffle certainly engaged by arsonist guitar player
Sergio González the powerful rythm section and carried up into heaven by The
Cocoonettes. The unclassifiable and vitalist “Back way home” along with the
hynotic “Distance with your lies” put the record to an end.