15/02/2007

Calexico - Road Map (1999)

A brief but wonderful document of this formidably eclectic band from Tucson, Arizona, the Road Map album was a limited recording released in 1999 for sale only at Calexico’s live shows. I love Calexico’s music particularly because, like the desert landscapes that so vividly evokes, it crosses all the borders it finds on its way, speaking directly to the heart, or «the glowing heart of the world», to quote the title of one of the truly inspired instrumentals and improvisations that make up this album. An essential listen - courtesy of my friend Noel, with whom I shared the pleasure to listen to this music while driving across the Utah and Arizona deserts.

Link in comments (always appreciated)


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This is the Calexico I like, their later albums are alas more and more "ordinary".

Ric

Anonymous said...

file was deleted. Any chance of a re-up?. Thanks

Anonymous said...

this looks interesting. any chance to get an upload.....seems to be deleted already.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the hard to find Calexico. This kind of stuff is what blogs are made for. I'll keep reading.

Ed said...

Thanks for Calexico. Came by this thru Border Music. Thanks for your wonderful site.
cheers from Vancouver,BC, CA

Brinkmann said...

thanks - a pleasure ...

Anonymous said...

hi. link is dead. any chance for another re-post. really enjoyed Travelall and was hoping to find something more in that vain.

btw - great blog. some choice finds here. thanx.

also from Vancouver...cheers

Radu said...

New Link:

http://sharebee.com/093ac69e

rapatang said...

dead again - soory Radu I have juzst discovered your blog - everybody cheers on every calexico album you post, Please re-upload (re-re-upload)

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a repost? Would love to hear this gem!

Canada

Alex Khype said...

Thanks Radu for your amazing blog. Now here's my upload, so we can all enjoy wonderful music.

http://sharebee.com/b9076baa

Herr Ärmel said...

thank you very much for the presentation of this ancient Calexico music . .very fine . .

saludos : Herr Ärmel (Europe)