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3 stars Passing through the mid-00's Cangaceiro kept it rolling with their live performances and participated with two songs in a CD/DVD called ''La 8 Maravilla 2", organized by the Concepcion municipality.In 2007 the band starts the rehearsals for the recording of a second album, which would be finished only two years later.Mylodon Records picked up the band and released the album ''Alumbramiento'' in 2009.

Yet another lovely combination of Andean Folk tunes with heavier, electric rhythms are displayed in this album, which reminds me both of LOS JAIVAS and maybe KING CRIMSON, having often a jazzy taste.A mass of electroacoustic breaks and texts and some nice interplays are the basic characteristics of this release, which seems to rely much on the use of traditional instruments, but contains lots of progressive elements as well.I could say that the first half is strongly dedicated to Andean Folk with the support of the rhythm section and some electric explosions added for good measure and comes as a mix of nostalgic, traditional interplays with charango and flute in evidence and some sort of Latin-spiced Jazz with a loose character.The second half is a bit more diverse, going from powerful Heavy Prog to dense Progressive Folk, the acoustic instrumentation remains the leading force, but you can find elements of Progressive Rock, Andean Folk and Jazz all present in the same track, while the interplays become more intense and complex.The heavier tracks contain a few vocals that go rather unnoticed in a largely instrumental work.The overall atmosphere is joyful and positive due to some ''dancing'' tunes displayed here and there.

Chilean Prog Folk with elements of Jazz and Heavy Rock.The acoustic interplays are charming and the Latin tunes are quite pleasant, maybe a more fair dose of electric texts and an expanded running time (this one clocks at 34 minutes) would be welcome, but even as it is the album is a great example of the influence of LOS JAIVAS in the Chilean music scene.Good and recommended stuff.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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