Music From a Sparkling Planet A second reissue of the '60s Mexican mood-music master could almost be a precursor to Jamaican dub, what with Music From a Sparkling Planet 's… Music From a Sparkling Planet A second reissue of the '60s Mexican mood-music master could almost be a precursor to Jamaican dub, what with Music From a Sparkling Planet 's… Esquivel Pop Reissues
Music Review

Music From a Sparkling Planet (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Esquivel; Genres: Pop, Reissues

A second reissue of the '60s Mexican mood-music master could almost be a precursor to Jamaican dub, what with Music From a Sparkling Planet's primitive stereo tricks and cork-popping reverb. But when Esquivel turns too orchestral and loses track of his Latin beat, he neuters mambos like Emerson, Lake & Palmer would later neuter rock. B

Originally posted Jun 30, 1995 Published in issue #281-282 Jun 30, 1995 Order article reprints
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