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Tres Gatos - Out Of The Bagdotdotdot
artworkThis first release for Tres Gatos is quite an accomplishment. The music is often very well developed and well recorded, showing excellent arranging and composition. 4 instros are in a rock format mostly, but are also somewhat in the progressive vein. The vocals on the album are all good, but I especially like the marvelous cover of "Never Say Never" and Dorothy's anthem "Ruby Slippers." Way cool!
Picks: Jimi Train, Planet 9, Spanish Phly, Dear Lauren

Track by Track Review

Jimi Train dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

As you might guess from the title, this is sort of a nod to Jimi Hendrix's bluesy side. Under two minutes and probably pretty fun live.

Planet 9 dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This moderately paced instro includes narrative about grave robbers from outer space amid the meandering instrumental twang scape. "Planet 9" is a pretty cool track that brings a grin. I like the muted chords and lumbering pace.

Spanish Phly dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Spanish Phly" is a remarkably fun track with a good melody and compelling sense of motion. Double picked guitar, dark fuzz tone, and something engaging going on with the composition. Cool track!

Dear Lauren dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Dear Lauren" is a slow and very moody piece, with long cymbal rolls and hypnotic guitar. Very pretty and scenic. Profound sadness and a sense of a grieving maiden in a manor house. Very nice!