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Flor de Loto


Prog Folk

3.80 | 57 ratings

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4 stars First of all, I'm peruvian and I'm so proud of this great national band that keep my hope in national prog-rock and made me realise that peruvian prog-rock didn't died with Fragil.

This second album of the great band Flor de Loto is in my opinion a more mature album than it's first, it shows the band doing less improvisation and more composition. I love both albums but i prefer the style of "Madre Tierra" even if it's maybe less psychodelic than "Flor de Loto".

"Madre Tierra" is the opening track and it's my favorite song of the album, the guitar is greatfull in this track and the vocals are preety good in this song. The winds are the highligts in my opinion and the rythmic instruments made a great work in this. Maybe the best song FDL has done. 10/10

"El Charango Perdido" is more variated in their winds instruments and the intro has a very selvatic feeling that it's another kind of peruvian folk music. After the folky intro the song goes better and better with great work of the winds and the guitar, I specialy like the great guitar solo of this song that is really majestic. The song ends with impressive winds and again great guitar by Alonso. One of the best songs in the album. 10/10

"El Mensajero" start as a slow track, with wonderfull winds, then slow guitar, then the great winds and finally the song explodes with the great guitar but only for a few seconds. It could be better if it was a longer song. 8/10

"Danza Celta" is one of my personal favoritesthe great intro, the wonderfull guitar/winds work the powerfull drums , it has all of the best elements of a great prog folk song. Maybe is the less sothamerican-folk song because it has a british feeling in it but it's really a highlight of the album. 10/10

"Luz de Luna" is a wonderfull acustic song, only an acustic guitar and the winds make a preety good song. Not a highlight but a preety good song. 7.1,2/10

"Andaluces" is another song wiyh a great intro that is preety well don with acustic guitar and has a spanish feeling on it, then the sing explodes in agreat song with different moods it is powerfull in some parts and slow in others, progressive at it's best, great guitar and wonderfull winds. Exelent song. 9/10

"Antares" is a strange song has a funky feeling mixed with the folk sound of the winds it has an exelent bass and good drums but it's something strange listening to a prog-folk band doing something like this. In the end it has a grat guitar solo but is still a nonconventional prog song. 7/10

"Desapareciendo" is the first song to have proper lyrics on it, the voices of Alonso and Jhonny are preety good but I like their instrumentals rather than their vocal songs, like this. The winds are a bit uninspired on this track but the guitar is still great in every moment. 8/10

"La Ley de la Vida" is another vocals song, it starts with the winds creating the melody than later is sung by Alonso, Jhonny and Alejandro. It's a slow track and is maybe the best example of why if Flor de Loto want to do a vocal song they have to do it longer that only 3 minutes, because the instrumentes has less powerand the sung is dominated by the vocals something that , for me, isn't good for the band. 7/10

"Medusa" is the final song of the album and well is a really great and wonderfull close, it has all the band members at it's peak of creativity, and execution of their instrumentes, 7 minutes of perfection, is the only song that I can choose as my secon favorite afte the wonderfull "Madre Tierra". A great closer for a great album.10/10

Conclusion: the best peruvian band of this days and this their best album (for me), a 5 starrecord that deserves to be in this great web.

Roundabot | 4/5 |


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