La Semana

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 902006 • 02004-06-08

Track Listing

1 Carrousel 5:45
2 La Luna (3L) 4:46
3 Cocteau 5:26
4 Caballada 3:55
5 Alhambra Jackson 4:47
6 Spring Rain 6:26
7 Longing (6against4) 5:56
8 UnderWorld 3:16
9 Cave in my Heart 5:46
10 Echoes of a Caress 6:59
11 Evening (Languid Pace) 3:37
12 Caipira 2:39
Writing+ Publishing

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


Producer: OL
Engineer: OL
Studio: Spiral Subwave Schtudio in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mastering: Digital Mastering by OL @ Spiral Subwave Schtudio
Mixed by: OL
Mix Medium: CD-R
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.

Photography – Kelly Anderson
Design – Michael Motley