This pop recording from Basque Spain sits squarely on the border between folk-ballad and schmaltz, I know, but this is just such a great voice that I am willing to forgive the sometimes overly-lush production just a bit. Muguruza has been described as 'a cantautor of infinite gentleness' by El Periódico. El País de las Tentaciones says he has "a tenuous voice that modulates with subtlety and the lyrics fly with the fine irony of the mundane." And El Pais says 'it is an ironic, subtle and intensely poetic vision.'
You be the judge - listen:
Booklet includes the lyrics in Euskera, with English, Spanish and French translations.
JABIER MUGURUZA: Voz y acordeón.
TXEMA GARCÉS: Arreglos musicales, bajo y teclados.
JOSEBA LOINAZ: Piano, y Fender Rhodes.
DAVID GÓMEZ: Batería y percusiones.
MIKEL AZPIROZ: Órgano Hammond (canciones 4, 6 y 8).
ROBERTO YABEN: Guitarra clásica y eléctrica (canciones 3, 8 y 10).
ANE ODRIOZOLA: Voz (canciones 4, 6 y 8).
JEAN LOUIS HARGOUS: Saxo soprano y tenor (canciones 4 y 6).
SORKUN: Voz (canciones 1, 2 y 4).
JEAN LOUIS HARGOUS: Saxo soprano y tenor (canciones 3 y 8).
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