Rodrigo Y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive LP (Red Vinyl)
First Album of New Music Since 2009's "11:11" on Red Vinyl!
ATO proudly releases "9 Dead Alive", the 2014 studio album by acoustic rock
maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela. The album is the band's first record of new material
since 11:11 which was released in 2009. 9 Dead Alive was recorded and produced
by Rod and Gab at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Mixing was handled by Andrew
Scheps (Black Sabbath, Adele, Metallica) in Los Angeles.
9 Dead Alive sees Rodrigo y Gabriela playing face to face, guitar versus guitar,
bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. Recorded at their Pacific
Coast hideaway in late summer 2013, the album captures the warmth and
spontaneity of two great musicians locked in together; perfectly distilled into
nine songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
Each of the songs on the album is a personal celebration of individuals who have
passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century.
Going as far back as Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) all the way through
history to include Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), this diverse and fascinating list
will strike a chord with anyone familiar with the duo's passion for human
rights, literature, history and philosophy.
Since 2009's album "11:11", the duo have collaborated on the soundtracks to
"Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Shores" and "Puss N' Boots".
Rodrigo (Sanchez) and Gabriela (Quintero) are two fast-fingered, Dublin-based,
Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. Their music is
difficult to define, straddling both world and rock, and often imbued with
timeless Hispano--classical influences. The fire in it comes from their
life-long passion for metal music.
Rodrigo is a deft finger-picker who can move from raging speed to sensual soul
in the space of a fret, while Gabriela employs fast, rhythmic techniques. Her
percussionist's thrashing of strings and drumming of the instrument's body
inevitably raises comparisons with flamenco -- which they acknowledge as an
influence but swerve as a pigeonhole.
• Vinyl LP
• Red Vinyl
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1. The Soundmaker (inspired by Antonio de Torres Jurado: 1817-1892)
2. Torito (inspired by animals and nature)
3. Sunday Neurosis (inspired by Viktor Frankl: 1905-1997)
4. Misty Moses (inspired by Harriet Tubman: 1820-1913)
5. Somnium (inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: 1651-1695)
6. Fram (inspired by Fridtjof Nansen: 1861-1930)
7. Megalopolis (inspired by Gabriela Mistral: 1889-1957)
8. The Russian Messenger (inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: 1821-1881)
9. La Salle Des Pas Perdus (inspired by Eleanor of Aquitaine: 1122-1204)