Double 2-part canons are used in GYGG, DARK EYES, FROST FLOWER and FRISKA. FANTASIA is a canonic but not canon. CANON in Asia Minor is a 3-part canon with pedal point. LOG in c minor is a 2-part canon with pedal point. LOG in G Major is a 3-part canon without pedal point. The Double Bass doubles Cello 2 at the octave wherever possible, also serving as a pedal point.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's 9 Dead Alive is their first album of new material in five years. Written, arranged, and co-produced by the pair, they deliberately attempt to forgo the Latin influence in their music in favor of an all-rock (albeit still acoustic) approach – which marks a return to their pre-recording roots in heavy metal. (That they don't entirely succeed is part of what makes 9 Dead Alive so compelling.) Each tune was composed for a different inspiration: authors, philosophers, activists, scientists, and a queen. The set was exquisitely recorded in Mexico by Fermin Vasquez Llera. There isn't a dull moment in these 41 minutes. "The Soundmaker," for 19th century luthier and guitarist Antonio de Torres Jurado, commences with Rodrigo's knotty riff and Gabriela's chugging rhythmic vamp.