Vince Cabrera

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (7 of 10)
Location: Wellington, NZ
Birthday: Oct. 25
In My Own Words:
I'm 48, born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Sydney. I lived for a long time in Milan, Italy and now I work in Wellington as a web designer. I'm married, have no kids. Love playing music, archery, cycling, mysticism, conversation in general.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 419,715 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 10
Aos Vivos: Live (Brazil) ~ Chico Cesar
Aos Vivos: Live (Brazil) ~ Chico Cesar
I've seen Chico Cesar live in a smallish venue here in Europe and the set he did was IDENTICAL to this album. Same songs, same order.
This is quite a beautiful uplifting record, Chico Cesar runs through a whole gamut of styles, Reggae, African, Modern Pop aided only by his nylon string guitar. They're all originals and all rather catchy, even if you don't speak portuguese.
It really is a bit of a revelation that one can do so much with such a simple instrument!
My only complaint is that perhaps the record is a TAD too long (maybe one song too long) but otherwise it's a near perfect concert album.
Des visages des figures ~ Noir Desir
I bought this record because, like a lot of people, I loved the single "Le Vent Nous Portera".
In case you haven't heard it, the track is somewhat reminiscent of Manu Chao, with a soft but insistent rhythm, quiet almost whispered vocals and a gret sax line at the end. It's pretty breathtaking, and wafts effortlessly out of the speakers. A great Summer track.
The REST of the record is pretentious art school rock, and WELL beyond its sell-by date. There's a vaguely 80s and half hearted attempt at approaching a dark side (but after Einsturzende Neubaten, these guys might as well go home). Only the last track "L Europe" is vaguely OK, but at somewhere over 20… Read more
Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
If you've never read any of Talbot Mundy's Asian books, he is a lot like some sort of Rudyard Kipling on steroids. There is the same grand sense of adventure, the belief in the individual, the same belief that there is more to the East than meets the eye, the same impatience with officialdom. On the other hand, Mundy's writing is less humourous and there's a lot of "pulp" elements thrown in. If you've never read Kipling, think of Talbot Mundy as a vague cross between "Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom" and "Gunga Din"
This is pretty standard Talbot Mundy fare, really, using characters out of King of the Khyber Rifles (a much better novel, in my opinion)
Some of the ideas in… Read more