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Chac Mool


Prog Folk

2.13 | 8 ratings

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2 stars "Cintas En Directo" means live tapes.

The band explains that the objective of this record was to show how the band could jam. The album doesn't feature any studio tricks. First takes, that's all. The members were not isolated in a studio room with the idea to show the spontaneity of the band as if they were playing live.

One of my favourite song form this album is by far the beautiful "Un Mundo Feliz" (but it was already released on their debut album). Like all the songs from this release, it sounds raw (a bit too much IMO) but its intro is so poignant.In terms of new songs, the full Tull oriented "Un Punto Más Allá Del Infinito" deserves your attention. One of the good songs.

The poor "Melanie" was recorded during the "Sueños De Metal" sessions. When you listen to it, you understand why it was rejected form the original album. Press next.

There is also one live track on this album, but frankly to listen to "Chac Mool" playing a rock song (or intending to do so) is not the best experience you would like to face. Press next, again.

"Chac Mool" tells us that "Cintas En Directo" represented a refreshing experience for them and that they hoped it will please us".

I cannot really cope with this statement. But the closing number is brilliant. Even if "Chac Mool" is referenced in the prog folk genre, they have recorded some spacey numbers as well. This one is again fully reminiscent of "ASOS" from Floyd. A fantastic trip and by far my fave out here.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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