Ernesto Blanco Conquers Kilometer Zero
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- 07 / 12 / 2010
Treading in the creation of his first album Kilometer Zero, Ernesto, graduate of classic guitar, at Amadeo Roldan Conservatory, faced two big challenges.
On the one hand, he had to prove he had enough qualities to put together a style with his own features and that, up to a certain extent, would distance him from the his main references: his brother, David Blanco whose band he joined since 2001.
On the other hand, he had to convince the record house (and the public) that gathered enough creative talent to create songs that deserved to be recorded in an album.
However, with just listening to his first work to convince us that this guitarist, vocalist, and composer, came out winning in both challenges.
For example, a good evidence of it is the original sound mix of songs like You and me, and Queen of the Nights whose video clip was directed by the young filmmaker Joseph Ros, and nominated in the last Cubadisco Festival, after winning the Lucas Award last year.
Published by the record house Bis Music and designed by El Estudio team, in the CD are abundant the happy tunes of the purest pop music without losing the rhythmic versatility and rigor in the construction of its rhythmic structure, with predominance for elements of the dance culture, rock, and richness of the most universal Cuban rhythms.
In the album are included tracks that can be enjoyed either from your house's sofa that in the dark of discos, like Just Positive, Dance with me, and Rebellion, songs that help Ernesto to get his hands, to a greater degree, of his technical skills, one of his main qualities as guitarist.
Like in Let yourself Go - a song in which David Blanco featured-and I Always Want More, he manages to incorporate new musical routes that adjust naturally to the atmosphere of the album, supported by a group of musicians in which stand out the commitment and maturity of bassist Giordano who comes from playing with that amazing band which is Qva Libre, led by Carlos Diaz.
The final point of Kilometer Zero that earned several nominations to Cubadisco Awards 2010, puts Dawns, song that tries to travel the map of Havana nights and give a face to its most bohemian spirit, intention that appears in different ways in several parts of the philosophy of the album.
For the time being, this material has been an excellent start for his career as a soloist, because he has just made clear that he possesses enough arguments to develop a solo career, and foretells in a way, the goals of the Ernesto who will come.