Trinity - Que Mas

Published Thursday 17th May 2012
Trinity - Que Mas
Trinity - Que Mas

STYLE: World
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 124100-19180
LABEL: Independent 400626
RELEASE DATE: 2012-04-01

Reviewed by Josh Dipple

One thing that is immediately apparent when listening to Trinity's fourth album is that this is not a band that is easily pigeon-holed into one genre. Comprised of four Dutch musicians, three of whom grew up in Peru, this band was always going to bring something of a mix of styles. However this album shows influences from even farther flung parts of the globe from the very start, as "Fiesta Celestial" breaks down into a kind of Celtic jig, before segueing into "Freedom I Want", a cultural melting pot including the sounds of Southern Africa and New Orleans, with a dash of Sao Paolo thrown in for good measure. It's a fusion that makes Paul Simon look rather conservative in comparison. You might think, then, that such a vast variety of disparate characteristics would produce a rather confusing musical stew. However, what Trinity prove over and over again on 'Qué Mas' is that when executed as well as this, cross-pollination serves to enhance the music. To quote track nine, "Come Together", "The richest of cultures/The finest of arts/The greatest of wonders/In oneness of hearts". At its best, that's exactly what this album sounds like.

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Reader Comments

Posted by elbert in bennekom, netherlands @ 11:26 on May 24 2012

Wow! thanks so much for your beautifully written report!

Posted by Niek in Holland @ 12:45 on May 22 2012

Cool! We'll make it soon available for Cross Rhythms Direct. In the mean time you can find more info about the band on

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