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Kiko Loureiro
Universo Inverso
August 2007
Released: 2007, Frontiers Records/Zink Music
Rating: 1.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Guitar player Kiko Loureiro normally in the Brazilian act Angra has now unleashed yet another instrumental album. If his last album was a mix of everything possible this one sticks only to jazz and latin fusion music. Loureiro’s brilliant guitar play can’t help the album from failing; the music is extremely boring in the long run and you get pretty tired of listening to it more than once, at least I was.

There’s no doubt this man is skilled and amazing on guitar but it gets too much after 10 tracks of jazz/latino fusion for one solid hour. I have never been a fan of strictly instrumental album and believe this album hasn’t changed my mind. It’s sad that such a talented guitarist have snowed in on such a narrow genre as latino/jazz fusion and I can’t imagine that he’s going to win any fans with this album unfortunately.

The big 10.000 dollar question is, to whom does this album appeal to?
Track Listing

Feijao De Corda
Ojos Verdes
Monday Mourning
Arcos De Lapa
Samba Da Elisa
Camino De Casa
Realidade Paralela


Kiko Loureiro – guitar
Yaniel Malos – piano
Cuca Teixeira - drums
Carlinhos Noronha – bass

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