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4.04 | 119 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Recuerdos de Mi Tierra is a wonderful album for sure. It has all we expect from an andalusian prog-rock band. Ok, in comparison with Triana the're slightly less flamenco-inspired and give a more important role to synthesizer's soloing. But when synth encounters flamenco guitars and the typical handclapping, well, this is the paradise for us all. Not to talk of fellow proghead Micky who (I think) certainly has been inspired for his traditional massive use of handclappings in the forum. Yep, I think prog-andaluz is partially (and fundamentally) responsible for his curious habit.

Backing to Mezquita, I have to admit that the band plays strong and technical excursions where all instruments are brought to highest peaks. Many shifting moods, elegant soft transitional and folky parts alternating with crescendo exciting sections. Flamenco guitars and orchestral-like movements combined almost perfectly as you can listen in Desde Que Somos Dos. A fabulous experience, indeed. Vocals are also essential ingredient for the biulding of the whole opus. Their typical morish flavour really seem to inspire the musicians who carry their instruments in catching and intricate instrumental fugues.

Yes, this is a terrific album. Near to the masterpiece status but just a half fo a step below TRIANA's debut in my humble opinion. Awesome arrengements. Passion, above all.


Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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