By Chris Doxtator
Progressive flamenco? Yes please! El Javi fuses traditional flamenco with progressive rock to bring you his self-titled work. Usually a duo of guitar and drums, this iteration includes bass, which adds depth and richness to the overall sound.
El Javi's fusion works so well because it is equal parts flamenco and progressive rock, and these two genres are brilliant compliments for each other. Starting with the guitar technique, El Javi's strumming and picking delivers the bright and sharp tonal quality you expect in the popular Spanish genre. His song structures, however, are modeled after the dynamic and wandering progressions we see in progressive rock. Fans of both genres truly have something to enjoy here.
Add in the combination of drum and bass, and this trio’s full sound is just as likely to be playing in a cantina near the playa as it is to be blasting at a grungy venue with that special kind of flat, but still good beer on tap. El Javi has events coming up in Denver at the time of this writing, but he is based out of Los Angeles and fully embracing the gypsy tour life. See him when and where you can!