Los Natas - Toba Trance 1 & 2 mp3 album

Los Natas - Toba Trance 1 & 2 mp3 album
  • Performer:
    Los Natas
  • Title:
    Toba Trance 1 & 2
  • Genre:
Los Natas - Toba Trance 1 & 2 mp3 album

  • Size FLAC version
    1882 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1271 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1339 mb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    375
  • Formats:
    RA DMF DMF ASF AC3 AIFF

After producing three increasingly inspired stoner rock albums (including 2002's landmark Corsario Negro) and a multitude of ofttimes more adventurous singles and splits, Los Natas decided to really dive off the experimental deep end with their next excursions, Toba Trance 1, in 2003, and its next-year successor, Toba Trance 2. Originally released in limited CD and vinyl quantities by Finland's Ektro Records, the two were brought together for an even more rare double vinyl reissue through Germany's Nasoni Records -- all of which led to endless frustration and hair pulling amongst devotees of the Argentine three-piece, until a belated digital release was finally unveiled in 2008. This, at last, revealed to a wider range of fans what Los Natas were up to, namely: abandoning their customary power trio bombast in order to explore more esoteric, atmospheric sounds. And so, Toba Trance 1's opening exploration, "La Tierra Delfin," sounds like a full-fledged movie score: re-imagining the band's stoner rock fundamentals as an instrumental amalgam of space rock and trance music, and stretching 21-plus minutes, in the process (of which only the final five or so become a little tiresome). Not to be outdone, the succeeding twosome of "Que Rico..." (14 minutes!) and the comparatively stark "Die Possime" (16 minutes!) extrapolate these concepts even further by dipping into seismic drones and Indian ragas. Toba Trance 2 is slightly more eclectic and dynamic, by comparison, but also feels like the first's junior cousin in terms of focus and overall quality. It too boasts another pair of 10-plus-minute escapades in the Eastern flavored "Traición en el Arrocero" and the notably energetic "Humo de Marihuana," but shorter snippets like "Matogrosso" and "La Sepa" feel like leftover sketches not good enough to be expanded upon, while "Tomatito's" ragged vocals over acoustic guitar sticks out like a sore thumb. Due to the latter half's inconsistency, therefore, and both installments' restricted release, one can only assume that Tomba Trance is not to be considered alongside Los Natas' other long-players, but filed as the stylistic and philosophical departure it appears to be. Nevertheless, it's an overwhelmingly positive and well-succeeded one, providing further proof of the Argentineans' top-dog standing within the new millennium stoner rock scene.

Credits

Los Natas - Primary Artist