Away from the dreary clouds and maddening crowds of Edinburgh, you can find a little slice of sizzling Spain. A whole fiesta of intoxicating sounds and thumping Mediterranean rhythms, Alba Flamenca bristles with authenticity and visceral power. Boasting some of the most technically challenging and sharply percussive flamenco Ive seen, delivered with fiery conviction and breathless passion. Soaring from the moody to the sorrowful to the ecstatic, Alba Flamenca becomes an overwhelming and headily claustrophobic furnace of intense emotion. ***** (ThreeWeeks 2013).