AOEA Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
- CASITA BLANCA
- CHANGE IS GONNA COME
- EL IRISH
- EL PIJUL
- EL SAN LORENZO
- HASTA MORIR
- LA IGUANA
- MARIA CHUCHENA
- NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE
- PIENSO EN TI
This album is the culmination of more than two years of musical work and carries in it the strong sense of brotherhood that unites us. It also embodies the creative energy of our native Veracruz and our artistic life in New York City, where everyday our senses are flooded with music and art.
The album’s name makes reference to the Artist Visas that the three of us received before coming to the States. This is the actual (and hilariously descriptive) status given by the government to musicians like us.
Every arrangement and composition was carefully crafted, rehearsed and ripened through multiple shows at the Marble Hill Summer Concert Series. We then took the live concert to the world-class Carriage House Studios, and played once again for the mics and the attentive ear of Brendan Muldowney, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer.
From Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” we transition into “La Iguana”, a song from Veracruz, and in Larry Campbell’s brilliant Irish solo (via Richard Schindell’s “Spring”) we hear “El Irish”, our own rendition of this bucolic melody. As a counterpoint, Juan Kanagui’s poignantly urban spoken-word pieces thread the album and set the mood for the coming songs. By incorporating different genres and blending them with our roots, we hope to bridge the divide, inviting you to cross into our creative universe.
Ernesto, Alberto and Luis Villalobos