After its first single, "Don't Let Go," was featured on last year's soundtrack to the film La Mujer de Mi Hermano, this Bronx-based duo formed by Dominican-born singer Nova (keys, guitar, vocals) and Colombian-born instrumentalist Maya (bass) finally emerges with its debut album. This is one of the most intriguing new Latin-electronic groups to come out in the past few years. The music draws from a variety of influences, going from traditional Latin rhythms to dance, reggae, rock, and other off-the-wall beats wrapped up in one package. Various vocalists share the lead here when Patricia Lynn sings on "All Good Things," it sounds as if a Dido album got lost somewhere in the Caribbean. Meanwhile the song "La Verdolaga," with vocals by Lucia Pulido, is an unlikely remix of a traditional Latin American song that deserves to be heard. Nova is a multi-instrumentalist in his own right, but lately he's been working with computer loops and other programming done through a laptop. Despite this fact, All Good Things still sounds and feels organic thanks to the presence of guest musicians whose roots run deep in Latin/Caribbean culture. Ernest Barteldes
Recommended For You
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!