Grupo Fantasma at El Rey Theater @ El Rey Theatre
The collective power of Grupo Fantasma is what makes this orchestra such a treat live. But their bundle of differences, that is itself an apt metaphor for the Latino experience in the USA, coheres quite well on El Existential.
Expect delicacies on this record from incredible vocals to insane brass cavalcades, propulsive guitar and smoking percussion workouts.
To enumerate all their individual charms would almost kill the collective thrill of first hearing the songs in sequence.
Once you’ve heard El Existential, you’ll realize it’s so good that it’s hard to keep quiet about it.