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Villalobos Brothers / Somos
Album:Somos Collection:World
Artist:Villalobos Brothers Added:08/2019
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-08-21 Pull Date:2019-10-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:20 Oct13 Oct6 Oct29 Sep22 Sep15 Sep8 Sep1 Sep
Airplays:12111112

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 18, 2019:Clean Copper Radio
Veracruzana
4.Oct 10, 2019:Hella Mixed Radio Hour
Lo Relativo
2.Oct 15, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Hombres De Arcilla
5.Oct 03, 2019:Old fart at play
Veracruzana
3.Oct 11, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ausencia De Ti
6.Sep 24, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Hombres De Arcilla

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-08-21 
Three brothers with classical music training plus their friend make interesting and varied music together; originally from Veracruz, they are now based in the Bronx. Their instruments and voices blend in a pleasing way with influences from Mexican folk music and jazz; fresh, unique sound

No FCC's: Favorite tracks: 1, 2, 4, 9, 10,33

*1 – Xalapa Bang! – 4:34 –edgy lyrics about peaceful protests crushed by state-sanctioned violence with gypsy violin flourishes, vocal harmony, and piano glisses

*2 –Destino –5:54-- a little slower with nice guitar intro, vocal and violin harmony

3—Chiquitita –3:22-- nice harmony and punchy syncopation

*4--Lo Relativo—5:16 – vocal with violin through-line and spiky rhythmic accompaniment

5--Hombres de Arcilla –7:24-- haunting ballad about the disappeared students in southern Mexico introduces more dissonant neo-classical notes and techniques

6. Quien Eres Tu—4:24 –pretty vocal backed by romantic strings

7. Hermano Mio –4:50-- mysterious violin riffs lead off and then guitar comes in and beat picks up

8. La Leva -6:28 --traditional sounding music under spoken dialogue segues to strings and then gets more rhythmic

*9. Ausencia de Ti—4:27—sweetly legato guitar and violin ballad

*10. Sin Mi—5:37 – interesting mixture of genres

11. Wind Song—4:11-- you can definitely hear the wind blowing through the strings

12. Somos—3:41—mainstream pop sound with vocals

*13. Veracruzana—5:16-- flamboyant and catchy with vocals; flamenco with violins!slows down in the middle, adds percussion and goes somewhere else and comes back


Track Listing
1.Xalapa Bang! 7.Hermano Mio
2.Destino 8.La Leva
3.Chiquitita 9.Ausencia De Ti
4.Lo Relativo 10.Sin Mi
5.Hombres De Arcilla 11.Wind Song
6.Quien Eres Tu 12.Somos
 13.Veracruzana