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ANABELAS

Bubu

 

Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 338 ratings

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memowakeman
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5 stars Masterpiece!

This is an album that i really love, i am absolutely convinced that the more i listen to it, the more i love it, love at first sight? haha, well in fact it is kind of true because i was amazed since i first listened to it. This is one of the main gems that latin american prog has ever seen, actually i could say that this may be the best Argentinian prog rock album in the history (it may be) because of it`s diversity of sound, it`s complexity and it`s excellent show of talent and creativity.

This album was released in 1978, in the late period of the 70`s when maybe prog rock scene was going down, years like 1973 or 74 had passed and people thought that the best years had dead, this album was at the time a clear example of that progressive rock wasn`t dead, it was only decreasing but the essence and the heart of the movement was still alive, better to say that this was shown with a band from a country that was not known because of it`s musical scene (prog scene better said), so im happy to let you know that, you can turn your head and have a look to the latin american prog scene, and in 1978 you will find a true masterpiece from a band that sadly released only this album, Bubu was the name of this project, and "Anabelas" the name of the gem.

This album is divided in 3 magnific songs, an almost 40 minute trip to the beautiful world of prog rock. The first is an epic of 19 minutes, a powerful beginning, challenging, innovative and very intelligent, in this song you will find their unique sound and style, it is a non- defined style because we can notice several influences trhough their music, going from jazzy tunes , to some Crimsonesque moments, actually you will find a variety of sounds here, not categorizable in only one genre, it could be symph, jazz, also canterbury and experimental. "El Cortejo de un Dia Amarillo" is the name of the 1st song, a weird name actually but i like it, it sounds so deep and creative, so is the music played here, also i can say that the quality of the musicians is superb, the song has so many changes and passages, fast - slow - change, etc, saxophone - flute - violin, all gathered together in order to create magnific music.

"El Viaje de Anabelas", another epic but this time is shorter than the opener song, 11 minutes oa different music here the lyrics and vocals are also included as a part of this trip, this is my less favorite song of the album, but honestly it is also superb i like very much the role of the wind instruments along with the drums, in the middle of the song you will find an exciting moment of pure beauty and harmony whe all sounds perfect, not so typical form the Argentinian scene.

"Sueños de Maniqui" is the first song that i heard from this album, thanks to the stream here, well actually i downloaded it when we could do it, and believe me, it is a song full of creativity and variety of sound, very avant garde if you ask me. Here we will also listen to vocals which are pretty good but that`s not the main point of the song, despite being the shortest one, it is probably my favorite, the work of the flute is very exciting the changes of time and tempo and the weiderness of the composition makes this song a superb.

Well, as you noticed i have reviewed this album with enthusiasm, since i really love it and when i love albums like this, i just want to suggest and support them, it`s something like a duty, and better if it is something from south america or my country , this time Argentina can be proud of this wonder, a masterpiece, nothing more but a masterpiece, 5 stars go and listen to it please!

memowakeman | 5/5 |

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