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Rodrigo y Gabriela — Logos -> Santo Domingo
Album: 11:11
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1413









Released: 2009
Length: 6:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 dtheb wrote:
Gab spanks and stomps out the rhythm, while Rod rips up the solos.
 
She's the more talent of the two.  Every track has her completely tearing it up in the background.
 Rictus wrote:
This must be listen in FLAC.
Damned, that's good! 
 
Using a high end DAC doesn't hurt either. 
What a delight!

Their music has this incredible drive.
 flapser wrote:
This guy is amazing with the guitar!
 

Rodrigo y Gabriela


Rodrigo And Gabriela


Gab spanks and stomps out the rhythm, while Rod rips up the solos.
Excellent music. RP the best Internet Radio.
While I recognize  the incredible talent of these two, Its  not for me. 
 deadheadmark wrote:
Guitar work is making me feel like I have an expensive piece of firewood!
 
Expensive piece of firewood?? {#Stupid}
Guitar work is making me feel like I have an expensive piece of firewood!  Love it! my 1st post and I have been listening to RP over 14 yrs for sure! Thanks Bill!
Vaya:::
 mrtuba9 wrote:

You expect better music from RP

or 

You expect more fake music from RP??

I presume it's the first choice. Regardless, I respectfully disagree sir.


 

The song is good... to a point.

My 7 was reduced by 1 for each minute beyond 5.
This must be listen in FLAC.
Damned, that's good! 
Check out this - fantastic pink floyd cover buy ythese two great musicians
- AWESOME - @Bill: check this..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8iO1kmY8A8

 jukes1 wrote:
I like these guys, but I love their wikipedia photo.
 
I'm also liking this track, it's a 7 + 1 for the album title (11:11 - which happens to be my anniversary date and an important 'number' for my wife and me)  Long Live RP!!
I like these guys, but I love their wikipedia photo.
 flapser wrote:
This guy is amazing with the guitar!
 
Guy (Rodrigo Sanchez) and gal (Gabriela Quintero). He plays lead and she spanks out the rhythm parts. Truly amazing.
Once in a while this is great, now is that time.
3 min. toooo long.
 sirtezza wrote:
It's disappointing top hear this fake music here on RP, I expect more.
 
You expect better music from RP

or 

You expect more fake music from RP??

I presume it's the first choice. Regardless, I respectfully disagree sir.


It's disappointing to hear this fake music here on RP, I expect more.
I LOVE these guys - Rodrigo y Gabriela
 {#Laughing}scraig wrote:
This song has more mood swings than my ex-wife.

 


Agreed. Zzzzzz

nicknt wrote:
great guitar skills, but so terribly boring

 


great guitar skills, but so terribly boring
Gets tedious after awhile.
Thank God for PSD!
Love great guitar tunes !
this is one  
Lame... 
Please stop the incessant noodling!{#No}
 oldsaxon wrote:

Can't wait to hear your work...

 

That made me spit out my coffee...awesome!
Starts out great.
Brilliant as usual. I LOVE this duo. They are beyond excellent if that's possible.
I love everything these guys do, keep it coming Bill!
ADHD flamingo {#Lol}
Wholly crap this is sooooo GOOD! 
headache
Tempo-matching of professional software on RP is getting fatiguing.  Practically everything at the same tempo for over an hour here...
 {#Yes}yup, I think even Lindsey B would appreciate this .  bb_matt wrote:
This is a work of genius. Absolutely LOVE it. 

 



This is a work of genius. Absolutely LOVE it. 
This song really brings out the buttheads.  Its amazing what kind of personalities are present in "music lovers".
If ONLY I could stop peeking into this train wreck of an audience comment place.
If I ever published any of my music I would pay RP to not play it.  Bill tosses pearls before swine.
Parts of this really grab me but then it seems to lose momentum... then gets it back. Like riding a bike over rolling hills. The parts that rock have incredible energy! Whew!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Nice acoustic..but it's Friday afternoon....in the beginning of Spring.
 
It wasn't even afternoon everywhere when you wrote this, much less the rest.
This song has more mood swings than my ex-wife.
My office chair begs for mercy... it wasn't made for this much booty shakin'.....
Nice acoustic..but it's Friday afternoon....in the beginning of Spring.

Play some Rock n Roll, PLEASE!


 
 This is a good track but a little overplayed.
 oldsaxon wrote:
Recording these two is almost a crime. They MUST be seen live to be fully absorbed.
 
I have seen them live and vastly prefer their recorded work. I think they have been on tour far to long and had nothing left to give apart from a half hearted attempt at pleasing a crowd. Maybe I saw them on a bad day but that's my impression. 

BLAH


 oldsaxon wrote:

Can't wait to hear your work...
 
Bazinga!!!

FYI nicknt, this is what you call "awesome" music!!!
 nicknt wrote:
Huge technique, but incredibly boring.
 
Can't wait to hear your work...
Huge technique, but incredibly boring.
 justlistening wrote:
Love the energy.
 
Recording these two is almost a crime. They MUST be seen live to be fully absorbed.
I've just learned that these guys are Mexican, wow I feel proud!
 jpfueler wrote:
My 70 something uncle loves these two
 
....yes....cause your uncle knows what MUSIC is.......whish i could met your uncle and talk with him bout music....
Everyone in my head loves R & G!{#Bananajam}

Thanks Bill! Only RP would've put this on my radar.
 planet3one9 wrote:
Does anyone hear "babe I'm gonna leave you" (zep) in the intro of this song ? I thought it was a cover when I first tuned in
 
Si
Love the energy.
It's not quite 11:11 yet but I think it is time for a scotch egg!
My 70 something uncle loves these two
 KristianGregory wrote:
Yeah totally agree, heard this so many times now its just become...oh no wait, my foot has started stomping the floor again...
 


Hah! Mine too, just as I was about to lower my previous rating!

 Jollyra wrote:
Ma gawd, I thought I was put on hold by Shaw or something. BORING. My butt hole could play better guitar than this guy.
 
ooooo .... are we feeling just a little bit jealous today?
 mrtuba9 wrote:

thump, thump, thump...
 
pickety pickety pickety pickety piiiinnnnnnngggggg
best check - still busy - ok _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
that' s business than.....look m havin'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' a smile{#Heartkiss}
 Jollyra - why so negative?  Make your comments constructive, and you'll get a bit more respect.

big_gare wrote:

You sir - are a twit!  R & G are amazing guitarists & if Shaw played this as the "on hold" music, I'd be praying their wait time would last until the end of the song.  Lord!
 


 Jollyra wrote:
Ma gawd, I thought I was put on hold by Shaw or something. BORING. My butt hole could play better guitar than this guy.
 
You sir - are a twit!  R & G are amazing guitarists & if Shaw played this as the "on hold" music, I'd be praying their wait time would last until the end of the song.  Lord!
 Jollyra wrote:
Ma gawd, I thought I was put on hold by Shaw or something. BORING. My butt hole could play better guitar than this guy.
 
Only if your butthole was being played by the girl, little boy.
 Jollyra wrote:
Ma gawd, I thought I was put on hold by Shaw or something. BORING. My butt hole could play better guitar than this guy.
 
{#Eh}  {#Snooty}  Yeah, right!!!   {#Lol}   
Ma gawd, I thought I was put on hold by Shaw or something. BORING. My butt hole could play better guitar than this guy.
Amazing technically in the way certain speed metal guitarists are amazing and fascinating.

But - all in all - I mostly like 'songs" - which are missing in speed metal and in this piece IMHO.
Yeah totally agree, heard this so many times now its just become...oh no wait, my foot has started stomping the floor again...
Anyone who knows me well enough to let me make them an omlette, knows that I have a large amount of flair and skill which I apply to the beating of the eggs, aiming to get air in to them fast creating a materpiece of light fluffy egg to quickly pour in to the very hot pan.

however, like my expert egg whisking, mastery yes, interesting.... no.
As rated, quite likeable but somewhat overplayed imo {#Think}
 
I so want to love them, but...

Byronape wrote:
A 10 for technical mastery, a 4 for lack of interestingness.  
 

great musicians indeed, five or ten seconds then boring
I hear it but I don't feel it. No doubt they can play, buy it sounds like going through the motions.
Awesome live band too.  Not interesting hey?  I don't know what it takes to float your boat cause mine drifted away on the tide.
These guys are freakin' awesome, there isn't anything of theirs I've heard that I didn't find myself dancing to after 30 seconds.  {#Bananapiano}
  Byronape wrote:
A 10 for technical mastery, a 4 for lack of interestingness.  
 

You nailed it!
awesome
 miahfost wrote:
Noodle, noodle, noodle. 
 
thump, thump, thump...
Noodle, noodle, noodle. 
A 10 for technical mastery, a 4 for lack of interestingness.  
To see them live or not is another issue. I never liked the virtuoso performances of any kind.
 
nicknt wrote:
A huge display of technique, but overall quite boring.
 


Always love hearing music from this duo. Always puts a smile on my face.
Mexican Guitarists Come Home From the Cold

MEXICO CITY — The two acoustic guitarists onstage here sounded at times as if the Gypsy Kings had taken possession of Jimmy Page. Intricate melodies — and solos challenging the laws of nylon — rode over crashing, furious percussion as they raced from heavy-metal riffs to jazz to something vaguely Turkish.

Pretty much anything but Mexican.

But by the end of their set one evening last month Rodrigo y Gabriela, the acoustic guitarists from Mexico City who spent years abroad honing a style known as much for its eclecticism as for the frantic full sound they wrench from just two guitars, soaked in cries for more from the hometown crowd at the 1,600-seat theater, El Plaza Condesa.

They welcomed the adoration, especially after a tumultuous year of touring and working on their third album, “Area 52,” which comes out on Tuesday. But Mexico City carries bittersweet memories of their time in a metal band and the escape to find their muse. “It was special; we have to speak in Spanish, and our families are there,” Gabriela said of the show. “The Mexico time with a metal band. It was like we were just some sort of joke musicians. I felt I was not a proper musician.”

They’ve come a long way, literally and figuratively. “No verb exists for what they do with their instrument,” Luis Del Valle, music editor for Chilango, a popular Mexico City style and entertainment magazine, wrote in a review of the December shows. In an interview he lamented that fans here tend to value homegrown acts only after they find success abroad.

But when it comes to Rodrigo y Gabriela the pride and appreciation nevertheless run deep, and their following is surging here. “They are two Mexican guitar players who ended up headlining festivals in Scotland next to Kanye West and the Chemical Brothers,” Mr. Del Valle said. “They’re the only Mexican act that has managed to do so.”

While any number of Latin American guitarists play flamenco style, he added, “they are the only ones that add this metal-rock spice that makes them so different.”

It is not just here that they are catching on. In the spring they will tour 18 cities in North America — including an April 20 concert at Radio City Music Hall — to promote “Area 52” (ATO Records), on which they reinterpret many of their songs, backed for the first time by a full band, a 13-piece Cuban orchestra.

They will also play one of the most prominent stages at this spring’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, whose producer, Quint Davis, booked them for their eclectic music and their following of young fans. “The main thing I would say about getting them is: What took us so long?” he said.

The tour follows a year in which their music gained wider exposure through contributions to two Hollywood hits, the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the animated adventure “Puss in Boots.” Henry Jackman, the composer for “Puss in Boots,” put their guitar playing into his the score and included two of the duo’s fan favorites, “Diablo Rojo” and “Hanuman.” He said he had sought a flamencolike sound but something different as well. “They are not seen as guardians of some sort of culture,” he said. “It’s fun and driving, and they are technically very proficient.”

Relaxing on throw pillows in their condo-studio in the Pacific beach town of Ixtapa, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero reflected on their trajectory. After quitting a failed heavy-metal band and busking, first at this resort and then on the frigid streets of Dublin, came a debut studio album (“Rodrigo y Gabriela” in 2006) and its follow-up (“11:11” in 2009), both well received by critics. They said that while they felt most comfortable performing in Mexico, they felt little regret in finding success only after leaving home.

“The majority of people think we left Mexico angry,” said Mr. Sánchez, the melody maker of the pair, both 38, who are unmarried but have been a couple and have performed together since their teenage years, when they met at a neighborhood cultural center. “We went to Europe as backpackers and thinking we could make a living playing background music. We were playing in the street, but we didn’t suffer. It was probably the funnest time ever.”

The move did allow them to forge their sound.

They initially played what they knew, like Led Zeppelin (“Stairway to Heaven”) and Metallica (“Orion”) standards, on the streets of Ixtapa. “The old Canadians there, they thought it was interesting Mexican music,” he recalled.
Yawn!{#Ask}
genial  ! 
 nicknt wrote:
A huge display of technique, but overall quite boring.
 
I'd have to agree with that one. Technically proficient but somewhat annoying.  jmo.

Beautiful, to say the least.
 nicknt wrote:
A huge display of technique, but overall quite boring.
 
You've probably never seen them live, then.
A huge display of technique, but overall quite boring.
 flapser wrote:
This guy is amazing with the guitar!
 
She's no slouch, either
Wow, really nice. I heard this after getting off the phone with my mother and it made it all better.
 grogg wrote:
If this doesn't wake you up on a rainy Wednesday morning... nothing will.
 

It's a pleasant-enough tune, but it's pretty pensive stuff - not really alarm-clock material.
 TerryS wrote:

Not one strum until the percussive section  - unless you are thinking of opposable strums.

 
I see what you did there. Bravo. {#Clap}
If this doesn't wake you up on a rainy Wednesday morning... nothing will.
This guy is amazing with the guitar!
I couldn't take an entire CD of their music - the energy would exhaust me!  Still, I love hearing them, one song at a time, over a period of weeks... (I'm OLD - I can only do so many table-dances a day!)
 jr2571 wrote:
Nice Strumming- very enjoyable- do not hear the Zep tune

 
Not one strum until the percussive section  - unless you are thinking of opposable strums.

{#Bananajam}
 planet3one9 wrote:
Does anyone hear "babe I'm gonna leave you" (zep) in the intro of this song ? I thought it was a cover when I first tuned in
 
Zeppelin's version was essentially a cover; the song was written by Anne Bredon and then "arranged" by Plant and Page for their first album.  This tune does have a similar descending, minor-scale thing going on, though - perhaps an homage to LZ by these artists.

Nice Strumming- very enjoyable- do not hear the Zep tune

Does anyone hear "babe I'm gonna leave you" (zep) in the intro of this song ? I thought it was a cover when I first tuned in
Great  - love the beats
 DoctorHooey wrote:
Their rhythmic flair on the guitars is unmistakeable. So much fun. I think I like them better without the effects, but good on them for having fun and playing with different ideas.
 
Effects?  I hear maybe a little reverb.  Little tube distortion, very light and hardly unnatural sounding.

 zair99 wrote:

They are two different tracks, but Atman directly follows Chac Mool with no gap, so it flows like a medley (which was why I uploaded them as one track, not two!). 
 
And as it turns out I had mis-labeled this one.  It's now corrected!
 mohrol wrote:
On which album was this published? Chac Mool and Atman seem to be two different tracks on 11:11. Is it a medley of some sort?
 
They are two different tracks, but Atman directly follows Chac Mool with no gap, so it flows like a medley (which was why I uploaded them as one track, not two!). 
On which album was this published? Chac Mool and Atman seem to be two different tracks on 11:11. Is it a medley of some sort?


 ERERER wrote:
Nice instrumental piece—would love to hear more from this artist!
 
Stick around; you will.  They have several on RP.

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Music&func=search&type=artist&search=Rodrigo+y+Gabriela

And that's a good thing.

Their rhythmic flair on the guitars is unmistakeable. So much fun. I think I like them better without the effects, but good on them for having fun and playing with different ideas.
So I take it this is the first time this is played on RP... A premier !
Always good stuff from this guy and gal.


Nice instrumental piece—would love to hear more from this artist!

This is very nice, but I never would have guessed it's Rodrigo y Gabriela...