Rodrigo y Gabriela to Release New Album, '9 Dead Alive' (video)

by PopMatters Staff

16 January 2014

Rodrigo y Gabriela return this April with their first new material in five years.

The project is called 9 Dead Alive and it was recorded and produced by the band in their Ixtapa, Mexico studio. It’s something of a concept album as each song “is a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century.” Check out details on the track list and the 9 Dead Alive trailer.

1.      The Soundmaker (inspired by Antonio de Torres Jurado: 1817 - 1892)
2.      Torito (inspired by animals and nature)
3.      Sunday Neurosis (inspired by Viktor Frankl: 1905 - 1997)
4.      Misty Moses (inspired by Harriet Tubman: 1820 - 1913)
5.      Somnium (inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: 1651 - 1695)
6.      Fram (inspired by Fridtjof Nansen: 1861 - 1930)
7.      Megalopolis (inspired by Gabriela Mistral: 1889 - 1957)
8.      The Russian Messenger (inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: 1821 - 1881)
9.      La Salle Des Pas Perdus (inspired by Eleanor of Acquitane: 1122 - 1204)

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article