MONTREAL, QUEBEC- June 21, 2018, producer Cotola (Agua Negra, Obia Le Chef & El Cotola, Les Gens d'Air) presents the beginning of an instrumental project influenced by the sound of bolero and hip-hop: Narco Bolero.
This 40 minutes album will highlight the special secret ingredient that has defined his sound over the years: bolero. Romantic Latin American ballads from way back occasionally fused with psychedelic rock and jazz to create a haunting sound. The tracks on the album are inspired by warm and melancholic melodies from the extensive collection of rare old bolero vinyls that Cotola has been cultivating over the years (including Los Angeles Negros, Tericolas, Pasteles Verdes).
The arrangements are contemporary, touching an emotional chord through the sound of the ballads, emerging as they did in the same generation as the height of African-American soul music, when Motown and Stax Records reigned supreme. The somber musical offering is amplified by a romanticizing sampling of quotes from obscure spanish gangster flics, highlighting the contrast between love and danger, a thematic tension that drives the soundtrack of an illicit music purveyor.
Private Link : https://soundcloud.com/elcotola/sets/narco-bolero - 30 - Contact: Soltecproductions@gmail.com