La Semana

On this album I used a more traditional instrumentation. Instead of playing multiple acoustic and electric guitars and lutes, I played a single Flamenco Negra guitar. Instead of lots of drums and percussion, I mostly used the cajon (boxdrum) and Palmas (handclaps). I used no synthesizers at all.

Once again the big landscape of the southwest unfolds in mysterious indigo. Yes, this is a very good album, beautifully composed and recorded in the Santa Fe desert style as defined by OL. - CultureCourt

Obo Cocteau is a story based on the song "Cocteau" [from La Semana], a pure fictional evocation of the composition's moody Moorish atmosphere... and associations made from OL's title.

  • “La Semana”

    Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra

    SSRI 902006 (2004)

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1. Carrousel 5:45 Carrousel
2. La Luna (3L) 4:46 La Luna (3L)
3. Cocteau 5:26 Cocteau
4. Caballada 3:55 Caballada
5. Alhambra Jackson 4:47 Alhambra Jackson
6. Spring Rain 6:26 Spring Rain
7. Longing (6against4) 5:56 Longing (6against4)
8. UnderWorld 3:16 UnderWorld
9. Cave in my Heart 5:46 Cave in my Heart
10. Echoes of a Caress 6:59 Echoes of a Caress
11. Evening (Languid Pace) 3:37 Evening (Languid Pace)
12. Caipira 2:39 Caipira

Writing + Publishing

All music written + arranged by OL.
Published by Luna Negra Music/BMI + administered by Holland Walk Muse


Producer: OL

Engineer: OL

Studio: Spiral Subwave Schtudio in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mastering: Digital Mastering by OL @ Spiral Subwave Schtudio

Mixed by: OL

Mix Medium: CD-R

Record Medium: Digital

OL played a Flamenco Guitar by Lester DeVoe. He uses D'Addario strings on all of his guitars and Shure microphones. Jon Gagan played Lakland basses + uses SWR amplification, D'Addario strings.

Photography - Kelly Anderson
Design - Michael Motley