by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2005
Crafted by KCRW DJ Liza Richardson, Blues Suenos plays like a Latin-flavored, downtempo complement to the popular Sounds Eclectic series. But while some Latin alt darlings make appearances (Lhasa and the wonderful Kevin Johansen), the surprise appearances will drop your jaw. Sure, we all know Bill Laswell can forge dub from the most unlikely sources (including Cuban Son), but who is the mysterious and otherworldly Cha3? And how did Buckethead produce "Planeta"? And how about that spaced-out Fat Jon track? It's all a bit head-crushing, but the dreamy result speaks for itself.