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Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 176 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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5 stars I fear this record is a little bit overlooked by many prog lovers (unjustly).

Its andalusian strong accent represents one of the most intriguing contribution to the european prog scene. Not to speak about the fundamental importance for the development of the whole spanish prog scene.

Triana managed to create a distinctive and separate genre by themselves, based upon the mix between symphonic prog and flamenco. A hybrid experience that completely satisfies our exigent ears.

Triana don't offer you complex arrengements. They prefer to go deeper, to explore the roots of musical pleasure and tradition combining their pleasant folk attitude with the more usual symphonic territories.

Their debut, El Patio, is astonishing and can be easily put in the world prog top 10. Beautiful flamenco guitars, handsclapping, choir-mellotron, synth, pianos and sensitive drums playing. Above all, those distinctive southern spain vocals. No comparison for such a true classic without time.

Thanks to Erik Neuteboom for his knowledge and suggestions. We miss you here.

PROG-ANDALUZ for a new genre. It has to have its own place and dignity.

Andrea Cortese | 5/5 |


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