|The legend of space|
|Publication||April 10 , 2007|
Refugio Antiaéreo ( Granada ) |
Mixed in the studios Refugio Antiaéreo (Granada), Dangerous Productions ( Peligros , Granada ) and Red Led ( Madrid )
|Record label||RCA - Sony BMG|
|Producer (s)||The planets|
|Positioning in lists|
Chronology of the Planets
|Singles from The Legend of Space|
The legend of space is the seventh studio album by the Granada pop band Los Planetas , released on April 10, 2007 . The album is inspired by the Andalusian musical tradition of flamenco . [ 2 ] Each track on the album is an adaptation of a flamenco style, often taking lyrics from traditional cantes directly. It also has the collaboration of the cantaor Enrique Morente , who lends his voice for the song Terá que haber un camino , a posthumous tribute written by J , the band's vocalist, in memory of Aleix Vergés also known as Sideral(member of the disappeared Barcelona group Peanut Pie and dj ), and personal friend of the same.
The title of the album is a tribute to the legend of the time of Camarón de la Isla , considered album was the band that opened flamenco to rock music giving a decisive impulse to the modern flamenco. With this album the band intends to do the same but from the opposite side and for this they took as their starting point the melodies, structures, lyrics, and the sound of traditional Andalusian folklore. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] promotional photos for the album were performed by Mario Pacheco, photographer also on the cover of The Legend of the time . [ 4 ]
The album reached number 8 on the Spanish sales chart. [ 1 ] The evolution of the album until it reached the top 50 positions on the list was as follows: 8-16-30-53-50.
It was chosen as the best national album of 2007 by both the editors and the readers of Rockdelux magazine . In its November 2009 issue, the same magazine voted it as the best national album of the decade. [ 5 ]
- The song of Bute ( Tientos ) 4:51
- If I was crazy about you ( Verdiales ) 6:19
- Summit meeting 3:11
- The greengrocer ( Mirabrás ) 3:09
- I no longer look at the gate ( Fandangos ) 6:36
- Black intentions ( Soleares ) 7:36
- If you turned your back on me 3:27
- Wishing for a thing ( Cantiñas ) 2:56
- Among the flowers of the field ( Snails ) 2:45
- The one who lives in the race ( Granainas ) 2:37
- Alegrías del fuego ( Alegrías ) 3:50
- Sun and shadow 4:20
- There will have to be a path ( Cañas ) 5:00
Many of the songs, as can be seen in the Credits section, are adaptations, either in lyrics or in music, of flamenco themes, of popular origin or with a recognized composer.
The legend of the space only includes one single: the advance Alegrías del fuego , number 1 on the Spanish sales list for four consecutive weeks. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] was shot a video-clip promotional theme meeting at the summit but this was never edited as simple.
|Order||Title||Edition date||Record label|
|1||Joys of the fire||2007||RCA, Sony BMG|
1. Words and music: J / popular. 2. Lyrics: Antonio Murciano / Antonio Fernández / J - Music: Los Planetas / popular. 3. Words and music: J. 4. Words: J / popular - Music: Los Planetas / popular. 5. Lyrics: Enrique Morente / popular - Music: Los Planetas / popular. 6. Words and music: J / popular. 7. Letter: J - Music: Banin Fraile / J. 8. Letter: J / popular - Music: Los Planetas / popular. 9. Letter: J - Music: J / popular. 10. Lyrics: popular - Music: Los Planetas / popular. 11. Lyrics: Antonio Fernández / J - Music: Florent Muñoz / popular. 12. Letter: J - Music: Banin Fraile / J. 13. Letter: J - Music: Los Planetas / popular. Voice: Enrique Morente (dedicated to the memory of Aleix Vergés).
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13 recorded and mixed by Pablo Sánchez and Los Planetas at El Refugio Antiaéreo (Granada). 3 recorded by Pablo Sánchez and mixed by José Antonio Sánchez and Los Planetas at El Refugio Antiaéreo (Granada). 8, 9 and 10 recorded by Pablo Sánchez at El Refugio Antiaéreo (Granada) and mixed by Ángel Martos on Red Led ( Madrid ). 11 recorded by Carlos Díaz in El Refugio Antiaéreo (Granada) and mixed by Pablo Sánchez and Los Planetas in Dangerous Productions, Peligros (Granada).
It is a Sony BMG Music Entertainment España, SL production directed and performed by Los Planetas.
Illustrations and design by Daniel d'Ors Vilardebó (March 2007).
Meaning of some songs and influences
- The song of Bute
(J): It's part of some tientos, a very deep cante that is close to soleares and has a very deep part. (F): It looks like Bauhaus . Dark tientos. Blood, sweat and tears.
- If i was crazy about you
(J): They are verdiales, which is a typical Malaga cante. It is very inspired by the themes of Fosforito . I have tried to bring that same emotion into our language. (F): A very exciting and surprising song with very risky lyrics.
- Summit meeting
(J): It does not start from an approach to a flamenco style. It has a more classical and traditional vision, although it also has flamenco rhythm and harmonies. It is a more current song, more socially involved. (F, when asked "Are we looking at the first" song with a message "from Los Planetas?"): I didn't want to say it, but you said it. It doesn't get to be a protest song , but almost, and the lyrics are quite interesting. Very ironic and curious. (J): He talks about those groups that decide the individual destinies of people without taking into account their needs or their opinions.
- The greengrocer
- I no longer look at the gate
(J): Some fandangos from Morente. I have taken almost all the lyrics from some lyrics that Enrique has recovered on other occasions.
- Black the intentions
(J): It is based on soleares, one of the oldest, deepest and most painful traditional flamenco styles. They are the most felt.
- If you turned your back on me
(J): Nor does it come close to any original palo, although it has very flamenco rhythmic, structural and meter elements.
- Wishing one thing
- Among the flowers of the field
(J): It is a melodic inspiration from popular cantes de los caracoles. The lyrics are not traditional, this time it's mine.
- The one who lives in the race
(J): It's an adaptation of a granaína. The lyrics are very traditional. It is one of the songs that originally comes closest to flamenco, although it is very much passed down by Camarón's Legend of Time .
- Joys of the fire
(J): It's the first we did, the one that boosted the meaning of the album, the path that the rest of the songs were going to take. The lyrics are taken from classic popular themes of alegrías . (F): It's very direct, very first-time listening, perhaps the most. By the way, in the whole album there is not a single flamenco guitar, nor a few clapping hands, it is only an approach to flamenco from a rock point of view.
- Sun and shadow
(J): He makes many references to snails and it was born a bit to give the album more sense.
- There will have to be a way
(J, in response to "This song was originally called Sideral Caña Sideral , right?"): Yes. The caña thing is by an approximation to the cane stick. That Enrique (Morente) cante gives him a totally different dimension from the rest of the album. The Sideral thing is for a friend of ours (Aleix Vergés Sideral ) who died last year. We wanted to make a heartfelt tribute to his memory.
Flamenco and The Planets
About the incorporation of flamenco into the music of Los Planetas, Jota will say, years later, that " rock'n'roll is a flamenco style. And we do it without people noticing it. The public thinks it is normal pop , but they are songs that have been in Andalusian culture for centuries. The only thing we vary is harmony . The difference between flamenco and European popular music is in a chord ". [ 9 ]
In other statements, Jota indicates that "any artist who wants to stay active has to do new things, he cannot always be doing the same thing. We try to find new ideas, things that are not easy to find. That is why we investigate flamenco. about why it is the culture of our land. With the Internet we were able to have access to old records that we could not find before, and also as a result of meeting Enrique Morente , who had a lot of information and was very generous in sharing it, we discovered that our work also it was to support that culture, especially in an age of globalization in which dominant cultures try to eliminate peripheral cultures. " [ 10 ]
- Disc promotion website
- Review of the album published by Rockdelux magazine in issue 251, May 2007
- Los Planetas interview for the El Confidencial website on the occasion of the promotion of La Leyenda del Espacio
- Los Planetas interview for the newspaper El Mundo on the occasion of the promotion of La Leyenda del Espacio
- Los Planetas interview for Mondosonoro magazine on the occasion of the promotion of La Leyenda del Espacio
- Los Planetas is inspired "by traditional Andalusian music" in 'The legend of space'.
- The Planets celebrate their 15 years of existence with a seventh album.
- Carlos Fuentes - Rockdelux . «Mario Pacheco. In love with life (although sometimes it hurts) » . Retrieved May 14, 2011 .
- The Critical Eye - National Radio of Spain . "25 years later ... Rockdelux" . Archived from the original on December 3, 2009 . Retrieved December 1, 2009 .
- Ideal. "Los Planetas, best alternative rock group at the Music Awards" . Archived from the original on April 5, 2008 . Retrieved April 4, 2008 .
- Musical Guide. «Los Planetas direct to number 1 with their new single" Alegrías del fuego " » . Music Guide . Retrieved May 20, 2007 .
- Eduardo Tébar (March 10, 2017). «Los Planetas:“ Indie was the only resistance culture in the nineties ” . Mondosonoro . Retrieved March 12, 2017 .
- Guillermo Arenas (March 25, 2017). "Jota (The Planets):" If an artist loses credibility has nothing ' ' . The Country of Temptations . Retrieved March 28, 2017 .