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La Desooorden


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.00 | 4 ratings

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3 stars This group from Valdivia, Chile was formed in 1994, having an incredible number of live shows in the largest cities of the country during the first years.In 1999, after some line-up changes, the main core would be settled with Peter Pfeiffer on sax, Alfonso Banda on guitars, Rodrigo Gonzalez on drums, Francisco Martin on bass, Fernando Tagore Altamirano and Karsten Contreras, both on voices/percussion.An album with material from the 90's, entitled ''Monstruo de 7 cabezas'', was released in 2001, followed by a bunch of brand new compositions by the group, as displayed in the 2003 independent release ''Ensayo''.

La Desooorden's sound is rather chaotic in this early offering, not in terms of complexity but more due to the extreme diversity regarding the heaviness, influences and atmospheres of the album.At moments they sound like a happy Jazz Pop band with pleasant tunes, intense singing, quirky sax playing and simple grooves, creating a rather radio-friendly style, which is far from attractive, containing plenty of uninspired funky and Latin vibes.But at their most aggressive they do become a monster with a combination of attacking vocals, punchy guitars and somber saxes, even if the music is fairly accesible, not forgetting to add some Latin-spiced themes in the process.Moreover it is almost impossible the members of the band not to have been inspired by the music of compatriots FULANO, as there are tracks in here, where La Desooorden try to combine theatrical singing with powerful saxes and psychedelic guitars with a slight KING CRIMSON taste and they do it in a decent way.The later part of the album seems to be more consistent.Smooth jazzy passages with sax, acoustic and ellectric guitars in the forefront, supported eventually by more balanced singing and the right dose of heaviness in the process.

Jazz, Funk, Pop and Heavy/Psych/Alternative Rock are all present in this album.The talent of the band guarantees a nice listening experience, even if the included material is not entirely convincing.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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