Title - 'The Motorcycle Diaries' (Universal Classics)
Artist - Gustavo Santaolalla
Santaolalla, a legendary producer in the Latin Rock world, pulls together his third soundtrack in 'The Motorcycle Diaries', stepping into more eclectic terrain than with 'Amores Perros' or '21 Grams', both of which borrowed much musically from his first solo album, Ronroco. Though 'Motorcycle Diaries' doesn't escape the influence of that pivotal album in his career (it contains one track from it, the very appropriate and mellow "De Ushuaia a la Quiaca"), it does experiment with elements that are new to his solo work, such as electric guitars ... this may not sound as much to those new to Santaolalla's music, but having heard mostly traditional string instruments and background keyboards in all his previous solo work, and the use of the bandoneon as well in the OST for '21 Grams', this struck me a bit. But it worked beautifully.