Quetzal / Eternal Getdown, The
Album: Eternal Getdown, The   Collection:World
Artist:Quetzal   Added:Jun 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-06-15 Pull Date: 2017-08-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2021: Alien Hour
Get To Knowing
4. Aug 03, 2017: Totally A
Pillow People
2. Aug 16, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Pillow People
5. Jul 29, 2017: Music Casserole
Espejos Vs. The Gaze
3. Aug 10, 2017: Totally A
Pillow People
6. Jul 27, 2017: Laptop Radio
La Danza De Coyolxauqui

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Group of L.A. artists with mostly Latino roots present funkadelic mixture of songs with political themes; English lyrics are a little predictable but instrumentation is interesting as are incantations in indigenous and African languages; theme is connecting all those people who've been disconnected; pays homage to indigenous roots of Latin culture

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11

1—Espejos vs. The Gaze – 5:11 –begins with prayer in Purepecha; segues to English about not wanting your culture to be seen as objects in a marketplace; musical rant in rock format with synth flourishes

*2—Pillow People – 4:56 – starts with straight ahead Motown-- use of undocumented laborers to satisfy driven needs of western society; pretty singing interweaves dreams of immigrants with political points; catchy and sweet

3—Critical Time – 5:01 – Hammond B3 gives psychedelic vibe; vocal on “critical time” with interesting background instruments with somewhat amorphous message

4—Barrio Healer – 5:56-- Hammond B3 plus Moog give otherworldly sounds backing solo and background vocals

*5 –Olukun y Yemaya –6:16 –nice African rhythms here and melody provided by fiddle plus female vocalist singing of Yoruba deities; segues to Spanish and Latin rhythm

**6 – La Danza de Coyolxauqui—2:47 – wild dance celebrating the story of the Aztec Osiris with taiko!--all instrumental

*7- La Bamba –4:12 – sounds like the Cuban version; fun, and pretty

*8 –Get to Knowing – 6:00-- very danceable with great rhythm and hand claps

9 –Mira! --1:24 – pretty instrumental interlude that builds in intensity just before it ends

10 – Mama Nahual – 5:04-- vocal in Spanish accompanied by electronica and synths; driving rhythm

**11—La Lloroncita—7:55-- tenderly played and sung feminist revisionist version of La Llarona; beautiful guitar picking with organ flourishes and crying fiddle

12 –Ay que no que no –:50 – solo on requinto doble

13—Unbound –3:49 – heavy duty rock with vocals in English; pounding rhythm

14 – Pajaritos—1:33 – instrumental starts off light and pretty with breaths

15 –Cellular Memory—5:42—heavy rock rhythm with fender bass under English vocals

16 –Godo Alfredo--:39-- very unusual sound of instrument called a quijada

17—Toro Ayotzinapa—6:55 – song about the massacre of 43 students in Guererro in 2014; densely textured instrumentally

*18 – La Indita—3:18-- pretty back and forth song in Spanish accompanied only by marimba

Track Listing
1. Espejos Vs. The Gaze   10. Mama Nahual
2. Pillow People   11. La Lloroncita
3. Critical Time   12. Ay Que No Que No
4. Barrio Healer   13. Unbound
5. Olukun Y Yemaya   14. Pajaritos
6. La Danza De Coyolxauqui   15. Cellular Memory
7. La Bamba   16. Godo Alfredo
8. Get To Knowing   17. Toro Ayotzinapa
9. Mira!   18. La Indita