Dia Del Mercado : Seven years of dirt - CDRaBCD3;Root & Branch Recordings
Album Kindly submitted by Hemifran
Style : Americana
Rate (1-5) :

From the Netherlands comes Dia Del Mercado a project by Dutch musician Ruud Slingerland. Although he claims the influences for this album came from Pink Floyd and Ennio Morricone, the album doesn’t have much in common with these artists.

Sure “Grain of Sand” has traces or an Early Floyd and “Town of crumbling Wall” uses a mandolin, which resembles Morricone, but the biggest interest for this album lays in the fact that like both named influences the sounds and songs are almost like a film itself. The album certainly evokes certain atmospheres and yes if you come to think of it, it is an early Floyd that fits best with this album. Think Obscured by the clouds or Meddle and you have some clues. Personally I Loved “Dance Of the Unanswered Longing” and “Market Day” the most but also Rain and fire (Part one , two and three) is quite interesting as it certainly evokes a film like feeling and has again traces of that early Pink Floyd sound. (damn it is there again)

Not for everyone, but definitely highly recommended for those who like some adventure.

Mr. Blue Boogie