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FULANO

Fulano

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.63 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This album is so entertaining thanks mostly to the female vocalist who is the star of this show, she's so theatrical and fun to listen to. The band plays a variety of styles including Jazz, Canterbury and Avant. They keep you on your toes that's for sure.

"Fulano" opens with an uptempo jazzy section with male vocals. She arrives vocally a minute in and absolutely shines. Keys take the spotlight for a while before the melody from the intro returns. Sax and bass are prominant. A calm before 3 1/2 minutes as it pretty much comes to a stop. Keys and higher pitched female vocals come in that really remind me of Zeuhl. This is fantastic ! A sax solo follows as she makes some vocal noises then starts to sing again. Nice. Zeuhl fans will love this. "Maquinarias" is full of intricate sounds like sax, bass, keys and drums.Clarinet after 1 1/2 minutes.This sounds so good before 3 minutes. Male vocals follow. Great track. "Tango" opens with drums as she starts to speak, she gets quite passionate before becoming theatrical. She's so good it makes me laugh. Bass and then sax join in. A catchy rhythm plays on as she puts on quite the show.

"Fruto Del Goce" is the longest track at 11 1/2 minutes. It takes it's time getting going as different sounds come and go with no melody for 4 minutes. Kind of experimental actually. Then smooth sax melodies and keys arrive.Vocals after 5 minutes. You can hear her laugh after she hits a high note 6 minutes in. Priceless. The bass becomes prominant in this song that really seems like an improv. It starts to get louder and more chaotic 9 minutes in. Then the sax starts to lead the way. Guitar 10 minutes in really rips it up as drums pound away. "Suite Recoleta" opens with drums as keys join in. Vocals follow, and as the tempo picks up her vocal pitch goes higher with piano and drums helping out. Sax 2 1/2 minutes in. She's back to her normal singing voice 4 1/2 minutes in. "El Calcetin Perseguido" features the same short melody being played over and over for a minute as different instruments show off including vocals. "1989..." is a bonus track I believe, as it is live and I assume from 1989. Brilliant i know. This is an uptempo track to start with sax playing over top. It stops dead 1 1/2 minutes in and begins again softly. It's dark as female vocals sound frightened as they build and become theatrical. So cool. Check her out before 4 minutes ! Vocal melodies after 5 minutes with piano. The tempo picks up 6 1/2 minutes in with sax leading the way. She's back a minute later. Some organ late.

This is even better than I thought it would be. It's been a tough one to find until recently. Get it while you can, you won't be disappointed.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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