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Roberto LuzThe Road to Paradise

A Flight to Jambu Island

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Recorded in 1999, Jambu was the first CD of my own music that I produced. I had done four cassettes by then, but this was a whole, new world. It was recorded on a Tascam 1/2" 8 track and I pushed it to the limit, bouncing things around and trying for new sounds. Most of the tracks were recorded in the depths of the night alone, laying on the layers. I´m very happy with the results.

The Musical style slips from latin jazz to complicated soundscapes, passing through a land of Vallenatas, Rock, and simple, floating flute music. A very positive and happy vibration exudes from the sound.

This Record includes the "Jambu Island Suite", a series of Audio/Visual hallucinations.(You will need to provide your own visuals.)


You can listen to a couple of the tunes by clicking on the headsets , you can download them by clicking on the world.



Listen to The Esmerald Forest
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Listen to Diggin up Uranium
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The CDs are available from me here in Guatemala... I am arranging a US distributor and will let you know when thats set up.

You can buy the CD for $10 plus $5 shipping through PayPal by clicking on the "Buy CD" button. You can Download it for $9 by clicking on the "Download CD" button.


The Songs:

1.) Tamarindo: An instrumental flute tune with full instrumentation. A very "alegre" start to this very eclectic CD.

2.) Pluck: A very fast, plucky and intricate instrumental boogy tune.

3.)Palomitai: Andean Reggae with Juan Sisay on Vocals.

4.) Remolino: a whirlwind has descended on the studio.... another instrumental written to tell a story

5.) Latino: This is the essence of Latino thought and feeling. If you get this one you must have some latin blood. If you don't, you got no hip movement.

6.) Baile!: Latin dance toon done with a full orchestra in my tiny studio. I always wanted to play flute in a big band

7.) Flotando: This is what it feels like on a long hot day while hanging out at the lake shore... totally mellow and laid back.

8.) #2: Get down boogy with kalimbas, lots of percussion, and a camel ride across the sahara with the dust storm creeping around the horizon.

10.) Siembra: This is an environmental tune written for SIEMBRA, our grass roots eco organization. There is a real big problem here with the people cutting down the cloud forests that fringe the volcanos without replanting them. This is a message directly to the choppers.

11.) Fudgies Dream: We had this great dog who smiled all the time. This is the story of one of his doggy dreams.

12.) Turn Around: Tropical Rock with a great message

13.) Awe': I Just don't know whats wrong with me, I feel like my soul wants to fly!!! A Lake Atitlan anthem with Surunda Luz on backup vocals.

14.) From Here to There: a trip around the universe and back.

15.) Good Morning: Get up in the morning and just look out your door.... you are in paradise, if you can only see it.

Flutes, whistles, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Steel drum, Percussion, Drums, vocals, Noise Orchestra, loops by Roberto Luz