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Rupa & The April Fishes / Extraordinary Rendition
Album:Extraordinary Rendition Collection:World
Artist:Rupa & The April Fishes Added:09/2007

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Add Date:2007-10-07 Pull Date:2007-12-09 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:9 Dec2 Dec18 Nov11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct

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Album Review
Reviewed 2007-10-02 
This local band delivers a tasty mix of cultural influences ranging from jazz to folk, India to France. Rupa has a warm, sexy kind of voice and the band is raging fun. Really good stuff. In Spanish, English, French. I like this one, and you can play any track you want.

1. Short (:52) intro of band, sirens, loudspeaker, rain.
*2. Bright bouncy gypsy jazz, up., w/a hint of Spanish folk & klezmer.
*3. Downtempo café w/a dark carnival sound.
*4. Slow, tango-influenced some great bandoneon work.
*5. Upbeat bounce w/hip male/fem vocals. Really cool & driving.
6. Contemporary folk/rock w/seriously good upright bass. Mid/slow
7. Slow, sleepy Euro jazz w/delicate vocals, strings. Fragile & pretty.
8. Slow and sleek jazz w/strings and nicely breathy vocals. Stylish.
*9. Wacky upbeat toe-tapper into a slow/mid reflection/then up.
10. Sounds of a café then a upbeat la-la-la kind of thing.
11. Slow bandoneon, breathy vocals, downtempo, dark, jazzy.
*12. Tabla, bass, delicate vocals. Slow and dreamy.
13. Seagulls, fog horns, slow/mid folk w/a bit of sea shanty sadness.

Track Listing
1.Poder 7.Les Abeilles
2.C'est Pas D'lamour 8.Plus Que Moi
3.Maintenant 9.Not So Easy
4.Une Americaine A Paris 10.La Peinture
5.La Pecheuse 11.Yaad
6.Mal De Mer 12.Wishful Thinking