Los Mártires del Compás consider flamenco to be the heart and soul of their sound which they enrich with multicultural harmonies. Martires del Compas are today, undoubtedly, on the leading edge of an exciting musical movement in Spain along with bandas like Ojos de Brujo and Macaco. This latest CD by Los Martires Del Compas serves up emotions that are at the same time raw (vocals by Chico Ocana), bittersweet (flamenco guitars by Julio Revilla and Manuel Soto), tender (Rocío Vázquez on backing vocals), frantic (Alberto Álvarez, percussion)and with salty longing (bass by Jesus Diaz ) all in a flamenco-tinged stew. 'Vacuum packed (Empaquetado al Vacío)' (yes, that's the full album title in Spanish), shows the American adventure of this Sevilla band, in songs that make clear reference to September 11th. All in all this is yet another recording full of energy and creativity by Los Mártires del Compás. Vacuum packed (Empaquetado al Vacío) is an enjoyable album that holds up well over multiple listens and does not grow stale at all.