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EN OTRA CUIDAD

Bauer

 

Crossover Prog

2.91 | 7 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Bauer their first album Astronauta Olvidado blew me away, what a wonderful and often very compelling musical experience (with hints from Radiohead, Porcupine Tree and early Pink Floyd), loaded with Mellotron and sensitive electric guitar along melancholical vocals. So high expectation towards this new album, does Bauer succeed to delight me again?

Well, to be honest, it is not at the same level because the music is a bit more subdued and the dynamics between the dreamy parts and bombastic pieces are less intense. But this doesn't mean En Otra Ciudad is a disappointing album because the compositions are still very tasteful like the compelling first song Dock Surf (propulsive with a psychedelic undertone like Hawkwind and Porcupine Tree with fiery guitar and spacey keyboards), El Hombre De Blanco (beautiful interplay between the omnipresent Fender Rhodes piano, howling guitar and fluent drums) and the mellow, very moving Avanza (majestic violin- Mellotron and melancholic vocals). Remarkable are the The Shadows (Hank B. Marvin)-like guitar runs in some tracks. The raw guitar parts are a captivating contrast with the dreamy vocals and soaring keyboards.

I have to say that this new album sounds less exciting than Bauer their first but it is still a pleasant new effort that deserves a listen, I recommend it to fans of Radiohead, Porcupine Tree and early Pink Floyd.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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