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on January 19, 2008
I bought this album on vinyl when it was first released .
"Dos" is Malo's second album and has less vocal content than their brilliant first album titled "Malo" [which I also highly recommend], but once again Malo prove what fine musicians they are with the amazing sounds of the Spanish trumpet often in the lead and, as always with Malo, there is an ensemble of Latin percussion. Each of the six long tracks provides intense listening, if you can manage to sit still that is, many of the rhythms and beats invite body movement.
The opening track "Momotombo" sets the pace of the whole album with almost every instrument & certainly every band member giving it their all, followed by the lively "Oye Mama", about as Latin American as you can get. Somewhere on a Malo album there has to be a love song & "I'm for Real" says it 'nicely', then the hauntingly beautiful flute piece "Midnight Thoughts" gives us a special treat. The tribal sounding chant "Hela" takes us back to the primitive, before the final nine & a half minute crescendo "Latin Bugaloo" sums up all this band are about.
If you are already into Malo and you like to collect original albums you won't go wrong adding this one to your CD library. The musicianship is remarkable. I can't praise it enough.