Sunday, November 18, 2007

SENOR COCONUT - YELLOW FEVER (2006)


COCKTAILS FOR EVERYBODY! POSITIVE MUSIC FOR THAT COLD, AWFUL SUNDAY MORNING
ARTIST``````````````SENOR COCONUT
ALBUM``````````````YELLOW FEVER
GENRE``````````````INDIE-LATIN-ELECTRONIC-POP
YEAR````````````````2006


MY VIEW:
Now this is one talented crew. Basically, they transform other people's famous songs into latin-electro-jazzy-spacey-cute super-turbo-positive cover songs. Everybody thought that this band wouldn't last long but their good choices of songs, exotic vocals, great production and super catchy harmonies are still making my butt shake.
Positive music for that awful cold sunday morning.


ALBUM REVIEW:
Continuing on its cockeyed way through genre exercise and radical reinterpretation, Señor Coconut, having redone one set of electronic legends in Kraftwerk years back, takes another turn with the archly titled Yellow Fever. For indeed, it's the Yellow Magic Orchestra that gets the treatment this time out, but unlike the earlier effort, this is done not only with the individual participation of all three YMOTowa Tei to Mouse on Mars. The sheer number of mix-and-match efforts throughout, highlighted by a number of shorter pieces that serve as bridges between the full-on covers, could almost be a hip-hop album in an alternate universe, but the basic consistency at the heart of the album is clear -- Uwe Schmidt in his Señor Coconut guise, with vocalist Argenis Brito appearing throughout, transmogrifying YMO songs into classic Latin pop numbers. Brilliant.

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4 comments:

Karly said...

Hello there Bleeding Panda! Thank you SO much for a chance to sample Senor Coconut's album-tribute to the YMO - I can't wait to give it a whirl, after having heard their "Kraftwerk" album very recently which is great and HIGHLY recommendable if you have a liking for either the Senor's lounge stylings or the Teutonic masters' electrostylings! Best wishes from Manchester, UK!

Valentin said...

Thank you for this good comment:) I adore Coconut and his crew. The Kraftwerk cover album is just brilliant. This one is not that good but it has some fierce covers which I think youl will definetly enjoy:)

Stuard said...

Thanks Man!!!...you are the best!!!!

yellow fever said...

At last I found it. Gracias muchias!

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