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Diaz-Infante, Ernesto And Jeff Arnal / Brooklyn Mantra
Album:Brooklyn Mantra Collection:Jazz 7"
Artist:Diaz-Infante, Ernesto And Jeff Arnal Added:11/2009
Label:Generate Records 

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Add Date:2010-01-17 Pull Date:2010-03-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:28 Feb31 Jan24 Jan
Airplays:112

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-01-16 
ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE & JEFF ARNAL: Brooklyn Mantra
Generate, 2009

AVANT-GARDE – Duo: 12-string bajo sexto guitar + percussion on 33rpm 7” vinyl. This is one piece presented in two parts. Well-named, it sounds like a Buddhist chant.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: A

Side A. 5:30 – first half quiet: low, repeated guitar strums; atmospheric percussion drifts up from near-silence. Second half much faster. bells, bottles, blocks, gongs... Arnal shifts to drum kit near 4:00 mark & gets jazzy; guitar drops out, starts the slow strum again.

Side B. 5:45 – chant-like: aggressive strumming over clumpy mixed percussion; slight increase in energy; percussion shifts patterns but guitar dominates. Breaks down after 4 minutes, fades away very gradually. Quiet kalimba(?) cycles for the final 45 seconds.

[ Fo ] 01/16/10

Track Listing
1.Brooklyn Mantra, Part 1 2.Brooklyn Mantra, Part 2