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Title:
Mastretta
Author:
Mastretta, Nacho.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Minty Fresh, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
White sheets, tight bed (3:01) -- Latin lover (3:38) -- El último habitante del planeta (3:28) -- Andrea Doria (4:05) -- Luna de Miel (3:29) -- Trailer (4:19) -- I want to be in Cuba (1:22) -- Highballito (2:39) -- La verdad (2:56) -- First exit (14:05)
UPC:
796627004322
Format :
Music CD

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Nacho Mastretta is one of Spain's busiest composers and producers. On his first U.S. album -- a compilation of material released in his native country from 1998-2000 -- he weaves lounge-lizard jazz-pop with electronic touches and comes off sounding somewhat like a new-millennium Kurt Weill crossed with a narrative-minded Esquivel. His compositions -- some featuring cooing female background vocalists, most left to unspool instrumentally -- are both soothing and eerie. They also can be repetitive (the 14-minute "First Exit" makes this clear). This is cocktail pop that occasionally sounds like a soundtrack for the end of the world (indeed, a couple of these tracks originally were commissioned for films). Or, more appropriately, the party before the end of the world. ~ Michael Gallucci