Los Lobos - Kiko (1992) [MFSL 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Los Lobos - Kiko (1992) [MFSL 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Los Lobos - Kiko (1992) [MFSL 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:32 minutes | Scans included | 1,64 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,21 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2069

Kiko is the ninth album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos. A year later, Los Lobos performed a spoof of their song "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" known as "Elmo and the Lavender Moon" on the PBS series Sesame Street.

Los Lobos had earned a reputation as one of the most intelligent and creative roots rock acts in America with the albums By the Light of the Moon and The Neighborhood, but it was with 1992's Kiko that they really demonstrated the breadth of their sonic ambitions. Produced in collaboration with Mitchell Froom, Kiko exchanged the more straightforward approach of Los Lobos' previous sessions for a uniquely textured sound, with the group's guitars thrown into sharp relief against Froom's collection of vintage tape-loop keyboards, and the arrangements are often unusually spare, most powerfully in the ghostly spaciousness of "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" and "Wake Up Delores." Even the more full-bodied cuts, such as the rollicking "That Train Don't Stop Here" and the hard-rocking "Whiskey Trail," boast a different personality than in Los Lobos' previous work, with the guitars clean but cutting like a switchblade and the drums snapping hard, and the more contemplative selections drip with a mysterious, otherworldly ambience that's matched by the impressionistic imagery of David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez's superb songs. At its best, Kiko sounds like the musical equivalent of a Luis Buñuel dream sequence, balancing beauty and menace with intelligence and a skill that's little short of dazzling; it's a brilliant, singular achievement, and the most rewarding album in the group's catalog.


01. Dream In Blue
02. Wake Up Dolores
03. Angels With Dirty Faces
04. The Train Don't Stop here
05. Kiko and The Lavender Moon
06. Saint Behind The Glass
07. Reva's House
08. When The Circus Comes
09. Arizona Skies
10. Short Side of Nothing
11. Two Janes
12. Wicked Rain
13. Whiskey Trail
14. Just A Man
15. Peace
16. Rio De Tenampa

Mastered for this SACD by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: LOS LOBOS / Kiko

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -6.54 dB -19.56 dB 3:34 01-Dream In Blue
DR13 -6.47 dB -20.77 dB 2:56 02-Wake Up Dolores
DR11 -7.57 dB -20.14 dB 4:03 03-Angels With Dirty Faces
DR12 -6.52 dB -20.75 dB 3:52 04-The Train Don't Stop here
DR12 -6.60 dB -20.27 dB 3:36 05-Kiko and The Lavender Moon
DR11 -6.65 dB -19.89 dB 3:17 06-Saint Behind The Glass
DR13 -6.41 dB -21.37 dB 3:05 07-Reva's House
DR12 -6.54 dB -21.02 dB 3:16 08-When The Circus Comes
DR10 -7.43 dB -20.56 dB 2:44 09-Arizona Skies
DR12 -6.61 dB -20.14 dB 2:56 10-Short Side of Nothing
DR14 -6.59 dB -23.84 dB 3:54 11-Two Janes
DR11 -6.60 dB -20.25 dB 3:03 12-Wicked Rain
DR11 -6.52 dB -20.79 dB 2:41 13-Whiskey Trail
DR11 -6.58 dB -20.26 dB 3:41 14-Just A Man
DR13 -6.55 dB -21.15 dB 3:55 15-Peace
DR11 -8.70 dB -21.68 dB 2:00 16-Rio De Tenampa

Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,1 GB