Aristocrats TRES CABALLEROS
Guthrie, Bryan and Marco return with a new studio album that is full of the feel and tempo changes you would expect. It’s a musical triumph that will keep you intrigued from start to finish while being overwhelmed by the abilities of these guys. Again, it’s an all instrumental affair but there’s so much texture in what they play that the brain has no time to switch off. As a result it can be pretty full-on at times but the occasional softer sections, like the opening of Pig’s Day Off and the aptly named Pressure Relief, provide a lighter side. The expertise and quality of playing is way off the scale yet this has that‘ carrot to the donkey’ effect that keeps you wanting to move along with them. Smuggler’s Corridor has a lovely retro feel about it that wouldn’t sound out of place were it released back in the heyday of British guitar instrumentals. It’s this ability to switch effortlessly between technical prowess and simple melody that puts this band into a class of their own. In fact, this track would be an excellent starting point for those who are a little intimidated by these particular caballeros. So, come on, give it a try – you know you want to!