Akshin Alizadeh lays down a 10-track album ‘El Gran Duelo’ a sultry instrumental Downtempo collection of tunes with Latin, Jazz, Soul and Electronic inspired touches. ‘El Gran Duelo’ kicks off the album with classy acoustic guitar melodies, a proud trumpet, a quixotic beat and rousing Electronic sounds and samples for an impressionable start. Following, ‘Dialogue’ features a smooth rhythm, lush, full and earnest instrumentals and a keen vinyl scratch sample for a sunny, illuminating tune. ‘Rainy Sunday’ utilizes live storm sounds, a reverberating electronic synth, active drum beat at about 110 BPM, a suave, telling sax, and fresh scratch samples. ‘Midnight Steps’ also uses soulful organ key notes, and boss, chill sax, along with sassy jazzy female vocal samples, a steady beat and delicate bongo drum breakdowns. ‘One Time’ begins with heartfelt guitar riffs, soulful undertones, sitar notes, playful drum patterns for a reverie of sweet undulating sounds. Ending is ‘Rio’, a refined piece with tin percussions, piano and sax sections in cool and rhythmic riffs, a round upright bass line for a breezy, jazzy, Island music tune. Charismatic, seductive and sophisticated, Baku artist Akshin Alizadeh brings warm and luminous Downtempo music to Cold Busted with ‘El Gran Duelo’.
released August 24, 2011
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