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Spinetta's "Invisible" was yet another strong phase in his career, even if a bit less interesting than his great "Artaud" and "Pescado Rabioso" classics. "Durazno Sangrante" stands out a bit because of its tendency to have long songs, and its majestic opener, which is a full-on progressive rock epic with a style of its own. It doesn't focus on virtuosism and is one of the most humble and unpretentious long songs to come out from Argentina. The rest is very good music and sound like no other track in the album, drawing from different music styles and genres while keeping the unique sound of Spinetta.

I can only describe Encadenado al Anima with one word : Brilliant. This song mixes the classical, symphonic, rock and roll, blues, psychedelia and other genres into a coherent whole extremely well. The musical themes are very memorable and inspired as well as the excellent vocals throughout the piece. All the musicians shine, especially Carlos' diverse, tasteful and powerful drumming and Spinetta's soulful guitar playing. The song is a bit unpredictable, but not in a way that makes it aimless and/or incoherent. One of the many surprises includes a guitar break that sounds as if Hendrix possessed Spinetta for a minute. Overall, this is arguably one of Spinetta's best works.

The title track is a very pleasant-sounding acoustic songs with a jazz atmosphere. The main guitar motif is very memorable and unique, while the vocal melodies never fail to impress, especially the ones at the refrains. "Pleamar en Aguilas" is a good folky song with some adventurous acoustic guitar playing. Unfortunately, Spinetta doesn't sing here and whoever does is not as good as the man behind this band. the lengthy "En Una Lejana Playa" is not as exciting as the opener. It takes a while to get started and the arrangements are a bit more obtuse and unconventional but it grows on you and has a certain charm. "Dios de Adolecencia" finishes the album with a nice ballad with good singing, but it ends too soon.

So, overall, the whole album with its emotional music and lyrics seems like a huge piece of poetry. Unfortunately, it doesn't make the 4 stars because it is short and doesn't mantain the great quality of the first two tracks. It is still recommended for people curious about Progressive rock in Argentina, or curious about an album that sounds quite unique, and of course, Spinetta fans should own this, for the epic alone.

1. Encadenado al ánima (A-)

2. Durazno Sangrando (B+)

3. Pleamar de águilas (C)

4. En una lejana playa del animus (C+)

5. Dios de adolescencia (C+)

Zitro | 3/5 |


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