Rodrigo y Gabriela return to their roots with a new album
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Rodrigo y Gabriela return to their roots with a new album

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2007 file photo, Gabriela Quintero, left, and Rodrigo Sanchez, of the group "Rodrigo Y Gabriela" perform at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, the acoustic, instrumental rock duo who record as Rodrigo y Gabriela, are back with their first album in five years. “Mettavolution” offers six original tracks and one ambitious cover, a 19-minute version of Pink Floyd’s 1971 epic song “Echoes.” Listening to them play, it’s hard to believe two people playing guitars can make music so powerful. It’s even harder to believe that they’re self-taught.(AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

NEW YORK — Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, the acoustic, instrumental rock duo who record as Rodrigo y Gabriela, are back with their first album in five years.

“Mettavolution” offers six original tracks and one ambitious cover — a 19-minute version of Pink Floyd’s 1971 epic song “Echoes.”

Listening to them play, it’s hard to believe two people playing guitars can make music so powerful. It’s even harder to believe that they’re self-taught.

But if you don’t know the rules, you can break them. Says Quintero: “We’ve got no boundaries in our heads.”

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

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