Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Inti-Illimani Lugares Comunes|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Almost as good as being there
Kevin Johnson | Honolulu, HI USA | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was lucky enough to see Inti-Illimani live in Pucon, Chile, where they performed for a packed house of volcanologists at a conference on volcanoes at the foot of Villarica, I was stunned. I can say that I have never enjoyed a concert as much as this one for its combination of other-worldly melodies, lyrics, supremely complex blend of multiply-syncopated rhythms, and mesmerizing visual presence. I was transported, and though I knew that a CD purchase or two was now required, I thought that they wouldn't be the same as being there live.
Well, after the CD purchases (which are very much worth-it on their own, despite my fears), I was thrilled to find this DVD, which not only provides 20+ musical tracks from a concert performance in Santiago, but allows me to experience the visual dimension that is so much a part of an Inti performance. Not that they are super-active in the overdone U.S. pop sense, but the visual part of their performance: their movement around the stage as they swap around their seemingly endless array of musical instruments as the music grows and builds, their own absorption into the rhythms, melodies and beats, and yes, their blazing technical proficiencies, all enrich the aural experience. I don't speak Spanish, but it doesn't diminish my enjoyment of this remarkable ensemble; and as the group leader said at our concert in Pucon, "So what if you don't speak Spanish - nobody's perfect"...well, they come close."
Por favor, ahorreselo
German Mollo Aguila | Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile | 06/27/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"El dvd es muy malo tecnicamente, pusieron los canales al reves. Escuchara al publico adelante y el concierto atras. Ademas no es tan bueno como los videos Arriesgare la piel(Emi-Chile) y The best of (CGD-Warner).
BAd, bery bad."