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trazos de Ser

by Alfonso Espriella

Latin-alternative, rock/pop. Beautiful, emotional, smart lyrics with deep messages. Very creative and original musical arrangements.
Genre: Latin: Rock en Espanol
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1. La Ola
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2. La Flor
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3. Separate
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4. Alma
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5. En Brazos
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6. Lo Que Aqui Ya Esta
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7. Sed
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8. El Espacio Aca
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9. In Desire
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10. Beautiful
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11. No Hay Final
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12. The Space in Which We Live
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ABOUT ALFONSO…

Alfonso was born in 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia, to musician parents. He started writing his own music at an early age; a piano piece when he was 8 and songs with lyrics when he was 12.

Alfonso studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, school from which he graduated with a degree in Music Therapy. He then moved to San Diego, CA, were he started working as a music therapist with different kinds of populations. At the same time, he was very active as a musician, constantly performing and recording in the area of southern California, mainly San Diego and Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE ALBUM…

“TRAZOS DE SER” (“traces of Being”) is Alfonso's first full-length album. It contains 12 original compositions, most of which are in Spanish (a few are in English). All the writing, arranging and producing was done by Alfonso. The recording and mixing were done by Alan Sanderson (Elton John, Rolling Stones, Weezer, Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello…) at Strate Sound Studios in San Diego.
In this album one hears the traditional instruments of a rock band (drums, bass, guitars), plus piano, string sections (cello, viola, violins), electronic programming, percussion, and several layers of vocals. About 20 different musicians have contributed to this work.

The music in this album reflects a deep sensitivity towards life. Lyrics tend to involve self reflection and insights arising out of introspection, and are frequently experienced by listeners as gentle, yet powerful invitations into themselves.
With his music Alfonso presents a possibility for people to tap into a level of experience, a level of feeling and connection that is not frequently experienced in our mechanic, fast passed day to day life. The songs tend to be very melodic, atmospheric, and powerful in their ability to express deep feeling. On listening to the whole album, one travels through moments of sweet calmness, into moments of more intense releases of energy, visiting a big array of moods and emotions. Along this journey, the listener is accompanied, through the words, by messages of love, of spiritual and existential curiosity, of navigating through pain, of hope and of freedom, all of which arise out of Alfonso’s life experiences and his strong desire to live life in a fuller, deeper and more authentic way.

I hope that you enjoy this work!


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Monica Pachon

Fussion of great beats, imagination and feeling!
In his work, Alfonso has achieved to make an original fussion of diverse rythms which make each song unique.I particularly like "La Flor" because it is intense and hopeful.

This cd takes me to different places and through diverse moods. The lyrics are uplifting and passionate.

It is honest and warm. I am sure you will love it.

D

Prepare to devote undivided attention. It will be worth it...
The whole CD is amazing. In Desire is self-explanatory of why any girl would like it :) If you would look up passionate love making in the dictonary I think you would find: "just listen to Alfonso Espriella's 'In Desire'. " It is superb music & an he has an incredibly breathtaking voice that, I'm sure, has girls going weak in the knees all over the world...

Ronny

Bien bueno
Bien bueno... se los recomiendo... lo estoy diefrutando, especialmente en las largas horas del trafico!

Alfredo

EXELENTE!!
Exelente disco, eh no lo suelto todo el dia lo escucho!!

Alfredo

EXELENTISIMO CD!!
Eh exelente CD, NO LO SUELTO, TODO EL DIA LO ESCUCHO!!
GRACIAS ALFONSO POR LA EXELENTE MUSICA!!

Cristina

how to say it...
playlists come and go, but this album never leaves my ipod/computer/etc. for when nothing else will do. it's very special and fulfilling. refreshing is a great description.

Maria Lucia

An honest album that reminds us why rock is so good!
I loved the album. I am a big rock fan and this album had all the ingredients of great rock: great lyrics and that unique sweet-roughness rock sound that is so hard to find now days. It actually reminded me that rock isn't dead!!! As in a deepest aspect, the album is so honest and sincere, so from the heart, that it makes your soul tremble.

glo

passion derived from a heart on fire and tremendous insight
I am a granny, but love this CD...can feel the longing, the desires and the tremendous depth of this musician, not to mention his talent!!!

ALIZABETH JACKSON

THIS IS THE THE MOST REFRESHING WORK I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME - I WAS MOVED B
AS EACH SONG STARTED I WAS IMPRESSED BY THE VARIATION IN TEMPOS AND STYLE. IT FELT FRESH ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I DONT SPEAK SPANISH VERY WELL BUT I ENJOYED THE ALBUM EVEN MORE FOR IT. THE LYRICS WERE MYSTERIOUS (BECAUSE OF THE LANGUAGE BARRIER)I THINK THIS ALBUM TRANSCENDS LANGUAGE...BECAUSE IT'S SIMPLY GOOD MUSIC. IT'S ATTRACTIVE ON MANY LEVELS AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!