Links to reviews on the web!
A review of the S/T album by Ben Reed on Spinal Column.com
A review of the S/T album by Ian Koss on Ink19.com
A review of the S/T album by Mike Ross on Sunmedia.ca
A Quick snipet review of the S/T album
A review of the S/T album as written by Kevin Sheedy
Another quick snippet of the S/T album by Bob Phosgene
Review of the S/T album on lasvegas weekly
Review and Picture at this link
Another review, this one buried at the bottom of the page
Ozomatli CD # 8 in the top cd's of 1998
An alphabetical Listing of reviews. Ozomatli is the last O =)
A lengthy review located on ASCAP's site
An article and review of the S/T album
Review on CMJ
Article on Ozomatli
Review of Ozomatli/Lenny Kravitz
Review of Ozomatli Show on 7/10/98
Review/samples/music on Latinolink
Another Review on Latinolink
Review of Ozomatli Live Show 11-24-98
Well Hidden Review of Ozomatli Live (near the middle)
Snippet on Soundprint.org
Review of Live show on 3/17/99
Taken From The LA Times
Ozomatli - "Ozomatli" (Almo Sounds) 4/5 stars
They don't come more multi-cultural than Los Angeles' Ozomatli;
the 10-piece group houses a Mexican horn player, a black rapper, a
Cuban singer, a Japanese percussionist and a white turntable
specialist. Not surprisingly, the 12 songs on "Ozomatli" cover a broad
spectrum, incorporating lively Latin stylings, marching rhythms,
Funkadelic-style chants, bombastic horn charts, phat funk grooves
and sharp, socially conscious raps such as "Cut Chemist Suite" and
"Coming War." Bold, refreshing and original -- and, yes, you can
dance to it -- Ozomatli is an arrival to herald. Loudly.
Taken From The Associated Press
``Ozomatli'' (Almo Sounds) - Ozomatli
The band says Ozomatli is the Aztec god of dance, about whom one
learns more in the details of their debut CD.
Ozomatli mixes rap, funk, hip-hop, ska and several styles of Latin music,
which isn't surprising in a band with blacks, whites, Mexicans, Cubans and
a Japanese percussionist. Their musical and ethnic diversity reflects their
home: Los Angeles, where Ozomatli's energetic live shows have earned them
a loyal following.
An 11-piece band that plays in so many styles could sound contrived and
top-heavy, but each of the 12 songs is tight and rich. Most of the tracks get
up and dare you to not dance.
Chali 2na's raps augment the scene and fit in perfectly with Ozomatli's
world of sound, especially on ``Superbowl Sundae,'' which begins with
a ponderous sitar solo.
Although the band describes itself as ``heavily politicized,'' only one
track, ``Coming War,'' seems heavy-handed. This album is worth checking out.
By Brian Bergstein, Associated Press Writer.