Lhasa de Sela - La Llorona (1997/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Lhasa de Sela - La Llorona (1997/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Lhasa de Sela - La Llorona (1997/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 44:15 minutes | 515 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Some might have seen Lhasa’s first album, “La Llorona”, as a curiosity, an exotic accident. The singer and songwriter appeared from nowhere in 1997 with an album that defied definition, capturing a Latin world of her own imagination born of an itinerant childhood spent between Mexico and the US. The music was both familiar and truly unique, a mix of ranchero music, Eastern European gypsy music, country, and popular song writing, with intensely personal lyrics in Spanish, and a passionate vocal delivery. The album was written and produced in Montréal, and in many ways could not have been made anywhere else. These are songs inspired by a warm country but written in a cold one, with a Brontë-like romanticism, a wry and literate sense of humor, and moments of startling emotional rawness.

When they heard it, people from North America and Europe sighed and said “Ah, Mexico…”, and Mexicans said, “What strange music! Where is she from?”

The album made its way through Canada, France, then through half of the world, winning prizes (including a Juno and a Felix) and selling more than 700,000 copies (a surprising accomplishment for a non-commercial, non-traditional Spanish-language album). “La Llorona” was so thoroughly embraced by its fans that it has become a modern classic of sorts, always under the radar, always being discovered by new admirers, always as surprising and familiar as it was when it first appeared 12 years ago.

'Half-Mexican American, half-Jewish American and all rainbow chile, singer Lhasa de Sela's Spanish-language, world music/alt-rock debut shimmers with honest emotionalism, with no trace of the posturing and whining that passes these days for deep, girlish thoughts. The girl's young, but she's equipped with imagination, confidence, and technique enough to take that husky, urgent alto anywhere she wants. And she goes there. Guitarist-producer-arranger Yves Desrosiers cloaks all this splendor in rapturous arrangements that include, among other elements, the sound of rain, flamenco-influenced guitar, and a slide bass of his own design. Even if you don't understand Spanish, you can't miss the point … the feelings. Lhasa's just begun, but her stranger-than-fiction background and dazzling gifts already place her among music's top-rung storytellers.' (Elena Oumano)

1. De cara a la pared 04:16
2. La celestina 04:47
3. El desierto 03:53
4. Por eso me quedo 03:51
5. El payande 03:32
6. Los peces 03:52
7. Floricanto 04:10
8. Desdenosa 04:34
9. El pajaro 03:59
10. Mi vanidad 04:13
11. 2 Canciones, Op. 3 No. 1. Cancion al arbol del olvido (Song of the Tree of Forgetfulness) 03:14

Lhasa De Sela, vocals
Yves Desrosiers, guitar, lap steel guitar, saw, lap steel bass, accordion, banjo, percussion
Mara Tremblay, violin
Duane 'Nervous Norman' Larson, clarinet
Didier Dumoutier, accordion
Jean Sabourin, sousaphone
Mario Legare, bass, acoustic bass
Francois Lalonde, percussion, drums, programming

Recorded at Chez Frank Studio, Montreal, Canada.


foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2019-08-12 16:42:23

Analyzed: Sela, Lhasa de / Lhasa: La Llorona

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR9 -0.04 dB -11.03 dB 4:16 01-De cara a la pared
DR8 -0.02 dB -10.35 dB 4:47 02-La celestina
DR9 0.00 dB -11.79 dB 3:53 03-El desierto
DR8 0.00 dB -10.52 dB 3:51 04-Por eso me quedo
DR8 0.00 dB -10.22 dB 3:32 05-El payande
DR8 0.00 dB -10.26 dB 3:52 06-Los peces
DR8 -0.06 dB -11.28 dB 4:10 07-Floricanto
DR9 0.00 dB -12.17 dB 4:34 08-Desdenosa
DR9 0.00 dB -10.64 dB 3:59 09-El pajaro
DR8 0.00 dB -9.52 dB 4:13 10-Mi vanidad
DR9 -0.10 dB -12.85 dB 3:14 11-2 Canciones, Op. 3 No. 1. Cancion al arbol del olvido (Song of the Tree of Forgetfulness)

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1403 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer.