RITUAL by NICO GOMEZ

SKU82954
ArtistNICO GOMEZ
TitleRITUAL
LabelDURECO
Catalog #444.022
Genre
ReleaseW 16 - 2013
FormatVinyl - UKLP
Used RecordVinyl: VG+ (Very Good Plus), Cover: VG+ (Very Good Plus)
€ 150,00incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Caballo Negro
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/1_caballo_negro.mp3
  2. Naci Para Bailar
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/2_naci_para_bailar.mp3
  3. Cuba Libre
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/3_cuba_libre.mp3
  4. Samba De Una Nota So
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/4_samba_de_una_nota_so.mp3
  5. Baila Chibiquiban
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/5_baila_chibiquiban.mp3
  6. El Condor Pasa
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/6_el_condor_pasa.mp3
  7. Lupita
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/7_lupita.mp3
  8. Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/8_pa_pa_pa_pa.mp3
  9. Ritual
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/9_ritual.mp3
  10. Eso Es El Amor
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/69789_ritual/10_eso_es_el_amor.mp3

Description

Original pressing of this monster classic Latin lp!Ritual was originally released in 1971 on the Dutch label Omega International (Gomez was born in Holland before moving to Belgium in the late 40s) and is being reissued by Mr Bongo in 2013, bringing its blazing funk grooves to both new ears and those already tuned in to this masterpiece's legacy. Across its 11 tracks Ritual delivers the kind of production, arrangement and musicianship that rightfully belong in a dictionary next to the definition of professional. Gomez' band was tight and they knew it, showing it off on their covers of Perez Prado's 'Caballo Negro' and 'Lupita' by injecting the originals with a deep funk that blends both Afro and Latin influences. On 'Samba De Una Nota So' and 'El Condor Pasa', another pair of covers, they switch to soulful downtempo with mesmerising ease. The title cut remains one of the album's highlights, a devastating dancefloor groove with horns to match that has aged beautifully and was heavily sampled by Liquid People for 'The Dragon'. 'Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!' adds touches of rock with fuzzy guitars for one of the album's headier experiences. Ritual is a perfect example of the kind of experimentation that was rife in the 70s and which, when done as well as on this album, proves quite simply timeless.

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