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Prog Folk

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars

One of the trademarks of the Spanish progressive rock is its originality: in the past from bands like Ibio, Carmen, Atila, Itoiz and the flamenco inspired Prog Andaluz bands like Triana, Cai, Mezquita and Azahar and in the present from bands like Bijou, Unoma, Kotobel and Senogul. Zaguan is another interesting Spanish band, they are rooted in 1997 and started as a Triana cover band. If you listen to the vocals this is not a surprise, incredible how similar the singer sounds to the late Jesus De La Rosa who tragically died in a car accident in 1983.

If I compare Zaguan their own compositions to early Triana (first four albums when they delivered genuine Prog Andaluz), I analyse that Zaguan sound less symphonic (short compositions and a small range of keyboards) and more folky because of the more omnipresent flamenco guitar. The 11 songs on this CD are a very melodic and tasteful progressive blend of rock, folk and symphonic featuring strong and expressive vocals (but not that typical wailing of the flamenco singers), some fiery and howling electric guitar, fluent Hammond organ solos and lots of exciting flamenco guitar runs. If you like Prog Andaluz, especially early Triana their captivating and compelling sound, Zaguan is worth to check out, WHAT A MOVING EXPERIENCE!

My rating: 3,5 stars.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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