Tiwanaku / Tiwanaku E.P.
Album: Tiwanaku E.P.   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Tiwanaku   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Scott Mcdowell  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-05 Pull Date: 2004-02-09
Week Ending: Feb 15
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 20, 2005: Bump & Hustle Music
Platanos Fritos
3. Feb 09, 2004: Adventures in Volume
2. Feb 25, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
Lomo Saltado

Album Review
rE\dOx + LadyDev
Reviewed 2004-03-02
Not easily classifiable, but groovy electronic beats with overlayed acoustic instruments might be a good start.
I have to admit, I really didn't know what to expect of a record that had a donkey on its cover; didn't know if that was some sort of subliminal message of how the music was going to sound. No need to fret...I was pleasantly surprised with what my ears heard. Scott McDowell, the man behind Tiwanaku has put together something solid in layer upon layer of electronic sounds topped off with some conga drums, a saxophone and some guitar. The E.P. takes it easy on the 1st 3 tracks but then really opens up and doesn't let up until the last beat.

the good: pleasantly surprised; well put together for a one-man job
the bad: can't think of anything
the ugly: nuthin' ugly here
potty-mouth tracks: none detected

(note: rating numbers are out of 10 and following each track description)
Side A:
1.Fairfax: hip-hop beats w/ guitar and some vocals (7) 2.Ramona: slower track and short; mostly synth (7) 3.Jet Cat: funky, groovy beat (8) 4.Tiwanaku: beats are muffled but strong; synth is in the foreground; orchestration in the middle is nice (9)
Side B:
1.Platanos Fritos: groovy beats w/ conga drums and bass line (9) 2.Blip Blap Bop: slower w/ heavy bass; nice sax (8) 3.Lomo Saltado: funky beat w/ guitar intro and conga drums; nice trombone (9) 4.Time to Talk: cool trumpet (6)

review courtesy of rE\dOx

Track Listing
1. Fairfax   5. Platanos Fritos
2. Ramona   6. Blip_Blap_Bop
3. Jet Cat   7. Lomo Saltado
4. Tiwanaku   8. Time to Talk