Spain – Los Niños de Los Ojos Rojos (The Children of the Red Eyes) have released a new album entitled Hijos del Humo (Children of Smoke). For this album, Los Niños de los Ojos Rojos have surrounded
themselves with the best talent to be found in their path. This project includes the collaboration of talented artists and sound engineers such as Antonio Amaral, sound technician for popular Spanish groups of such standing as the Celtas Cortos, La Cabra Mecánica, Barricada; Jorge López Quesada, a young Extremaduran talent in sound and musical production; Jorge Bravo, trumpet player in the Beri
Beri Big Band; Ana Jiménez, one of the best voices of Extremadura in folk and traditional Irish music, singer in the group ´Él 7 de Trébol´; Eduardo Tarilonte from Catalaña Sound with harps, synthesizers and effects; and Jesús Cifuentes, former singer with Celtas Cortos, now a solo artist.After more than 2 years working on the production of this album, Los Niños de Los Ojos Rojos confirm what everybody was expecting. A completely hand-made album, recorded far from the big-name productions and studios, in their native region and with their own technical, economic and human resources. An album
whose first track “Evo Banke” captivated Montxo Armendáriz himself, to the point that he included them as co-protagonists in his latest documentary production Escenario Móvil.
A band member comments on the album: “…13 tracks of pure ethnic, international music of our own composition. A timeless fusion of different genres. Our own original sound which takes in the best each style has to offer: traditional Irish and Balkan music, rap, funk, ska, psychedelic, flamenco, Latin rhythms… Songs in old Yugoslav, implicit lyrics which talk about historical change, the situation of today’s youth, claims for legalization and cultivation for own consumption, about magic, about free love and the tough issues and injustices of our society, the restoration of the ´botellón´ as a sociocultural phenomenon and symbol of identity for young people of the 21st century as
opposed to the disco culture of deafening bars and parties.”
MP3S samples are available