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Alejandro Matos - La Potestad CD (album) cover

LA POTESTAD

Alejandro Matos

 

Crossover Prog

4.14 | 6 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars This is ALEJANDRO MATOS's fifth solo album. Five years ago he contacted me and other reviewers from Prog Archives to listen to two of his albums ('Persona' and 'Freak'), a thing that I did then and also I wrote reviews about them. I do the same now for his 'La Potestad' album.

It is not easy to know the meaning of the lyrics by only reading them.

As a whole, the album is 'dark'. Not very optimistic. Musically , the album, like the two previous albums by Matos, has some Gothic Rock influences, and also sounding to me like being influenced by THE CURE, ROGER WATERS, PINK FLOYD, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, etc. Sometimes the music is very dense, dominated by distorted guitars. There are also some keyboards, the use of bandoneon, clarinet, contrabass and theremin. The recording and mixing are very good, and it seems that Matos this time gave more space to each instrument, not sounding saturated, like he and his collaborators recorded few overdubs. His vocals sound good.

Again, I say that this kind of music is not the kind of music that I listen to very often. But this album has some interesting things in the Prog Rock music sense.

The cover art reflects very well the content of this album.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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