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José Cid


Symphonic Prog

4.26 | 23 ratings

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5 stars A year before the release of the astonishing "10000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus E Marte", José Cid released an EP that would be the first of his two solo Progressive Rock works. Although, "Vida (Sons do Quotidiano)" was not his first travel in progressive music. Back in 1974, Quarteto 1111 (his former group) released "Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas" that is his first true Progressive Rock work. The group disbanded and later, in 1977, he released this EP. José Nabo, on the bass, would stay for his following album.

Now talking about this work, it is very difficult to find, even more than "10000 Anos.", and it was a very good idea to put it together in the CD release of the album so we can hear everything José Cid made in prog. It fits well as it is an epic (12 minutes). Translating the title it is "Life (Daily Sounds)", and it starts with birth (sounds of birth and a doctor talking are heard) and, almost in the end we hear sounds of a car crashing. Keyboards are the main ingredient of the EP (moog, mellotron, etc.). This work is 12 of the 50 minutes José Cid made in prog music (for the moment), and this dozen of minutes are a masterpiece, as all the 50 minutes are. They are short, and we, prog fans, for sure wanted that he made more. As that didn't happen, we enjoy this brilliant work that gets us out of our daily sounds in an incredible way.

P.S.: I said "for the moment" because there are some news that he is in studio with Zé Nabo, Ramón Galarza and some other musicians, recording an album that was started in the 70's and that will be called "Vozes do Além". There's no release date yet. Let's wait.

Philip | 5/5 |


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