‘Curao’ from Quantic & Nidia Gongora – Eastside Radio Album Of The Week (27 Jul – 2 Aug)
‘Curao’ from Quantic & Nidia Gongora is Eastside Radio’s Album Of The Week.
The album is a collaboration between Quantic (prolific producer and multi-instrumentalist Will Holland) and Colombian vocalist Nidia Gongora, who is considered one of the foremost artists of marimba music in the South Pacific region. A fusion of modern and traditional ideas, ‘Curao’ combines “danceable, forward thinking production” with “traditional pieces from the region’s rich songbook.”
A selection from the album:
Nidia Gongora is known as the front woman for Grupo Canalon. The two met while Quantic was living in Colombia, where he overheard his neighbour playing a Grupo Canalon album, and subsequently tracked down Gongora.
A Grupo Canalon selection:
This record, ‘Curao’, is Quantic’s 21st studio album no less. Since 2001, he has recorded under a formidable collection of guises: Quantic, The Limp Twins, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Flowering Inferno, The Combo Barbaro, Lost Mimics Del Ritmo, Ondatropica, Quantic presents The Western Transient, and Quantic & Nidia Gongora.
‘Curao’ is available on the Tru Thoughts label, here at the album’s website and through the usual online digital retailers and streaming services.
We think it’s a very fine album, and are happy to bring it to you all this week on Eastside Radio.