Orquesta El Macabeo - Macacoa / No Sé Cuando Llegué - 7"
Regular price $7.00
Update: The colored vinyl edition is now out-of-print. Only a limited number of black vinyl copies remain! Among the leading lights of the revolución of new salsa, Puerto Rico's own Orquesta el Macabeo are more than just some punk generation metalheads playing their parents' music. They are, in fact, a tight, searing, brassy salsa ensemble of high caliber precision and interesting, darkly humorous lyrics sung in an atypical way. A unique combination of traditional salsa dura elements with a garage/punk/pop spirit. "Macacoa" and "No Sé Cuando Llegué" make for a double-sided dancers' delight on this DJ-targeted limited edition 45 rpm 7". A co-operative release between Peace & Rhythm, Discos de Hoy, Electric Cowbell, El Paso, Chacho, Entes Anomicos and Lucha Libre Discos. Black vinyl with picture sleeve is $7 plus postage. Purple vinyl is sold out! "These guys just keep on getting better and better with each new record – soaring out in a salsa groove that's as classic as anything on mid 70s Fania Records – but which also has a fresh, youthful feel of its own! The percussion, horns, and voices step together perfectly on the massive groover "Macacoa" – driven forward by bold piano lines – and "No Sé Cuando Llegué" bristles with these mighty soulful inflections on the vocals!" - Dusty Groove "The thing that gets me about this...is the surgical use of horns, the way they're perfectly dropped in heart stopping jolts. There's a crazy frantic feeling inherent to this and I think if you were serious about drumming especially you would absolutely find yourself here...There's a lot of work in these beats for a number of drummers, the core is concrete but you can work forever on those subtleties and the brass section has to be the most challenging part to get together regularly and work at this level." - Jason Dean Egan on 7 Inches blog Listen to the A-side, "Macacoa":