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MADRE TIERRA

Flor de Loto

 

Prog Folk

3.91 | 49 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars In 2005 the Peruvian progressive folk rock formation Flor De Loto released their eponymous debut album. I was pleased with the blend of Andean flutes and rock with fiery guitars and dynamic drums. But in my opinion the songs sounded a bit too similar in the end. Listening to this successor entitled Madre Tierra (2007) I notice a huge progress in the ten compositions. From the very first moment we can enjoy the very distinctive, quite melancholical Andean flutes. The atmospheres range from dreamy with mellow flute and acoustic guitar to rock with fiery electric guitar and a propulsive rhythm-section. My highlights are Danza Celta (captivating contrast between sparkling flute traverse and raw guitar), Andaluces (great Andalucian climate with excellent work on flute and acoustic - and electric guitars and lots of dynamics) and the alternating La Ley De La Vida (strong echoes from Jethro Tull with heavy guitar, swirling flute traverse and bitin guitar solo in the final part). I am delighted about this captivating Flor De Loto sound evoking Los Jaivas (without keyboards) and bands like Jethro Tull and Focus, unique prog that deserves wider attention!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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