Los Lobos: Kiko

Artikkelnr.: MFSL 1-371

Mobile Fidelity - Audiophile Recording - 180g LP - Nummerert Vinyl

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Mobile Fidelity 

Los Lobos Kiko on Numbered-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity

Distinguished Band's Ambitious 1992 Album Stands as Peak Moment in a Career Filled With High-Water Marks: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Gloriously Multidimensional Sonics Yield Colorful Quilt of Textures and Subtleties: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Exposes Use of Studio as Instrument

Rollicking Blues, Cabaret Jazz, Otherworldly Lullabies, Snarling Rock, and More Fill Landmark Set

Only a few years removed from breaking through with their cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," Los Lobos turned even more heads with Kiko, a beautifully textured and flawlessly executed musical statement that reveals the group taking on ambitious musical challenges and surmounting every one. In pairing with producer Mitchell Froom, the band yielded this critically acclaimed 1992 set that remains the apex of its distinguished career.

Mastered from original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP version of Kiko presents the record in previously unimaginable fidelity. In particular, Froom's exquisite production can now be experienced in full relief, with the vintage tape-loop keyboards and spare arrangements yielding an ethereal feel, otherworldly ambience, and colorful finish that complement the ace playing. The subtleties of the richly detailed backdrops - splashed with distortion, feedback, random sound effects, sonorous horns, ominous chants, delicately plucked harps - are greatly enhanced, turning the multifaceted Kiko into the aural equivalent of a sensational IMAX presentation.

The material, too, ravishes the senses. In Rolling Stone's original review of Kiko, David Okamoto remarks "the music sounds more created than contrived, thanks to the compassionate touch of the group's main songwriters, singer-guitarist David Hidalgo and drummer Louis Pérez." Indeed, the Los Angeles ensemble tackles tough-minded social issues such as alcoholism, suicide, abuse, homelessness, death, and rape without coming across as preachy or melodramatic. The record's power relates to that possessed by the most timeless albums - the emotional and metaphysical capacities to transcend problems, overcome adversity, and deliver catharsis.

Spanning rollicking blues and dreamy pop balladry to snarling rock and traditional Mexican-inspired waltzes, Kiko seemingly knows no bounds. Lullabies such as "Saint Behind the Glass" claim mellifluous elegance while the cabaret-laced jazz of work like "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" glows with a dark majesty, thanks to both the skilled performance and Froom's illuminating production. Los Lobos seldom, if ever, drifted so far outside of the roots-rock box as they do on Kiko. And yet, the collective's binding connection to folklore remains in tact. Native American, Hispanic, and Catholic elements surface in the lyrics and arrangements, the characteristics expressing a multicultural reach that parallels the songs' multidimensional construction. 

And still, it remains impossible to ignore the use of the studio as the record's secret-weapon instrument. Imaginative tricks such as noise gates, filters, and psychedelic devices help establish a surrealism that never lets up. Neither does Kiko.

Seen from any angle, Kiko is a landmark recording. Experience it in the best-possible fidelity. Order your numbered copy today!

KIKO 
Artist Los Lobos
Tittel Kiko
Sjanger Pop / Rock
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Format Vinyl - 180g
Antall plater 1
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity 
Utgivelsesdato 1992 / 2013 
Platenummer MFSL 1-371 
Spilletid  
Diverse Nummerert vinyl
Opplag Special Limited Edition 
KIKO
Nr SIDE 1 TID
01       Dream In Blue   
02 Wake Up Dolores   
03 Angels With Dirty Faces   
04 That Train Don't Stop Here   
05 Kiko And The Lavender Moon   
06 Saint Behind The Glass  
07 Reva's House  
08 When The Circus Comes  
Nr SIDE 2  
01 Arizona Skies   
02 Short Side Of Nothing   
03 Two Janes   
04 Wicked Rain   
05 Whiskey Trail   
06 Just A Man   
07 Peace  
08 Rio De Tenampa