“Gutsy, fiery delivery. 5 Stars.”
-All Music Guide
“Truly, one of the most original artists I have heard in a long, long time.”
-Music News Nashville
“Flawless work. It’s hard to find comparisons. Magnificent!”
-Le Cri du Coyote
Tori Sparks’ fifth studio album, El Mar, is a bilingual collaboration with Barcelona-based flamenco fusion trio Calamento. Over months of rehearsals, a synthesis evolved from the mix of Tori’s blues, rock, and folk sensibilities with Calamento’s atypical take on flamenco fusion. El Mar was recorded in Feelback Studios in Barcelona by engineer Cesar J. de Cisneros, who was awarded a Grammy in 2007 for his work on the Ojos de Brujo fusion album Techari. It includes a flamenco fusion arrangement of her best-known song, “Cold War,” which had previously been released in Europe by Universal Music France, and is currently featured in the Fall 2014 season of the American crime drama Criminal Minds.