Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos
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The first track is perhaps the single most beautiful piece of music I have heard. They great thing about Ribot's playing is not only his choice of notes, but his great timing. It is so intuitively right that one could practice the piece forever, and still not play it as he does, which is to say perfectly. And the percusion is perfectly spare for this shimmering, tranquil song.
The second song has a great, soulful groove that is not just a product of the rhythm section and a catchy vamp, but once again of Ribot's great feel for timing. The organ work adds to the simmering, deep groove.
#3 is a fairly typical and repetative cuban uptempo number, but there is a raw and edgy tone that seperates from the cliche cuban piano, or horn vamp.
#4. see above.
#5. More instrumentation and vocals in this one. Even though Ribot is clearly not a singer, this is a strong song because of the veriety of textures -- rock guitar, psychodelic organ, acoustic guitar, horns, cuban chorus, and Ribot's spoken words. They form a hard and yet sentimental mix that is perfect for the words, "don't cry, because when you do, I feel... something."
#6 See above.
#7. A driving, raw and beautiful track that comes to a powerful, intense conclusion.
#8. Again spoken words and also singing by Ribot. Listening to him speak Spanish is funny and but the music is solid.
#9. Perhaps the most jazz-like track on the CD. It feature advanced guiitar work from Ribot, but it is not just technique for it's own sake, but serves the whole, and does not comprimise, but embelishes the beauty.Read more ›
the traditional and passionate melodies of rodriguez are rendered beautifully by ribot and a solid backing crew, but ribot still manages to leave his own impression almost creating an "original" album of covers. if you like any thing at all about the minor key, buy this cd!
This recording seems to get better with the passage of time. How does that work?
I was listening to Ribot before I was even aware I was listening to him and to this day he still makes me happy to be a fellow guitar player, and even more happy to just be alive.
There are very, very few musicians alive with the musical aesthetic that Ribot has.
This is wearing a groove on my hard drive..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for some clave studies my instructor and I are playing. Marc Ribot definitely has a style all his own.Published 11 months ago by Don Pendlay
Coming across Marc Ribot's "Prosthetic Cubans" while making a summer party playlist made me come here to give it a thumbs up. Read morePublished 22 months ago by TH
So I feel in love with Ribot through Tom Waits. But that doesn't matter. Every time this guy picks up a guitar it is magic.Published on January 28, 2013 by popkorn
This album is excellent throughout, and is very accessible compared to some of his more far-out endeavours. Highly recommended for anyone interested in afro-cuban grooves. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Page C. Mcginnis
The CD is raw, but thats what makes it great. Its Marc Ribot having a go at Cuban Music with an experimental side to it. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by huckelberry
Horrible Spanish singing with a gringo accent. It's not even funny. Otherwise enjoy the pleasure of not being able to tell, plus some excellent guitar playing you could find... Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by stringman
I'm new to Marc Ribot. I've heard him with the Lounge Lizards, Tom Waits, etc., but this album was my first experience listening to his own work. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by Binder Dundat
An extraordinary album. I'm new to Marc Ribot, but this album is full of surprises--witty, innovative guitar that is melodic and always listenable. Read morePublished on June 19, 2008 by Golden Rose