La Semana (Remastered)

This album was recorded in 2003 and released by SSRI in 2004. I remastered it in the Fall of 2020. Lossless files are now available for the first time. 16/44.1


On this album I used a more traditional instrumentation. Instead of playing multiple acoustic and electric guitars and lutes, I played a single Flamenco Negra guitar. Instead of lots of drums and percussion, I mostly used the cajon (boxdrum) and Palmas (handclaps). I used no synthesizers at all.

Once again the big landscape of the southwest unfolds in mysterious indigo. Yes, this is a very good album, beautifully composed and recorded in the Santa Fe desert style as defined by OL. – CultureCourt

Obo Cocteau is a story based on the song “Cocteau” [from La Semana], a pure fictional evocation of the composition’s moody Moorish atmosphere… and associations made from OL’s title.


SSRI SSRI 902025 • 02020-11-07

Track Listing

1 Carrousel (Remastered) 5:45
2 La Luna (Remastered) 4:46
3 Cocteau (Remastered) 5:26
4 Caballada (Remastered) 3:54
5 AlhambraJackson (Remastered) 4:47
6 Spring Rain (Remastered) 6:26
7 Longing (Remastered) 5:56
8 UnderWorld (Remastered) 3:16
9 Cave In My Heart (Remastered) 5:46
10 Echoes of a Caress (Remastered) 6:59
11 Evening - Languid Pace (Remastered) 3:37
12 Caipira (Remastered) 2:39
Writing+ Publishing

All music written + arranged by OL.
Published by Luna Negra Music/BMI + administered by Holland Walk Muse


Producer: OL 4 SSRI
Engineer: OL
Studio: Oto-Mare, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mastering: Oto-Mare in Santa Fe
Mixed by: OL
Mix Medium: Digital
Record Medium: Digital

OL played a Flamenco Guitar by Lester DeVoe. He uses D’Addario strings on all of his guitars and Shure microphones. Jon Gagan played Lakland basses + uses SWR amplification, D’Addario strings.

Design – Michael Motley