Amor Cronico (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Feb 2013
Label: Razor & Tie Label
All right, see if you can keep up with this one: CuCu Diamantes (of Yerba Buena) followed up her first album by making a movie that's half concert film culled from shows in Cuba, half fictional romance. Then, she released its "soundtrack" as a second solo album. Still with us? OK, all you really need to know is that this is just the kind of wildly artsy project we should expect from the divinely flamboyant star. Well, that and the music -- which veers wildly from Latin funk to son, from hip-hop to Spanish guitar, all grounded by CuCu's throaty alto -- is positively vibrant.