Luz de la Noche – Light of the Night (Adventure Music, 2011)
Luz de la Noche – Light of the Night is a hard to classify album by Argentine singer-songwriter, guitaristand composer Florencia Ruiz. It’s a delightful recording of short poetic songs of love, loss and nostalgia, featuring Ruiz’s beautiful ethereal vocals along with some of Argentina’s finest session musicians and guest appearances by renowned Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and Uruguayan trailblazer Hugo Fattoruso.
The musical director is composer and keyboardist Carlos Villavicencio, who arranged and directed the project. The result is a delectable mix of pieces with various flavors, ranging from Argentine folk and tango to jazz, electronica and rock.
Florencia Ruiz is a well-known singer in Argentina, Mexico and Japan. She was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. She studied guitar, bandoneon and composition at Argentina’s reputable Morón Conservatory.
She composes songs as well as music for exhibitions and art installations. Her discography includes Centro (2000), Cuerpo (2003), Correr (2005), Fogón (2006), Mayor (2007), and Luz de la noche (2011). She also recorded Ese impulso superior with Argentine rock musician Ariel Minimal (Pez, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Flopa Manza Minimal, La Luz).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.