Boomkat Product Review:
Hailing from Guantanamo, Cuba, Madera Limpia present a soundtrack to the film Paraiso. You can hear snippets from the sound design of the movie in between songs here, giving you a flavour of the context this music was intended for. This all makes for a strange setting for a debut album, but thankfully as a standalone work it all fits together nicely. Madera Limpia aren't exactly of your Buena Vista Social Club ilk - they've probably never even met Ry Cooder. Amongst the hip hop and reggae fusions on here, I'm reliably informed that some of the lyrics you encounter involve such subtle innuendos as "...I bring you timber, for you, lady; I bring you cheap timber. Dry and hard timber, good to keep your fire going for hours, it produces less smoke and ashes, the perfect fit for your oven." Kiss would probably reject that on grounds of it being too crass - even in comparison to their existing range of 'Love Gun' single entendres.