For seven years El Tule (el TOO-lay) has been honing its unique sound combining influences of Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Cuban and Reggae, among others. The music is influenced by art, history and culture often focusing on legends and tales of the mystical.
Austin Chronicle reviews "Volumen II"
El Tule comes in at an extended extended-play length, with six meaty tracks on Volumen II and the local septet's big band Latinate giving Grupo Fantasma a serious run for its pesos. "Silver and Gold" plates the starter pistol's dual guitar/bass jungle strut, "Cumbia Cubana Electrica" measures out gleaming brass conductivity, and "Mi Niño" booms Miami as "La Botana" stuffs itself on Caribbean surf, turf, and tequila. Que rico! - Raoul Hernandez