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erik neuteboom
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3 stars

Two years ago I started to write for the English version of The Spanish Progressive Rock Page in order to support the Prog Andaluz bands (from Triana and Cai to Alameda, Mezquita and Azahar). Soon I discovered that the New CD Releases section on that site delivered a lot of interesting unknown new progrock bands. After reading the reviews about Bijou, Zaguan, Senogul and Unoma I decided to order their new albums and I am still delighted about the music of these promising new bands. My latest Spanish progrock discoveries in that section are Albatros (captivating heavy psychedelic oriented prog, I hope to see this band very soon on PA) and ... Tricantropus, a trio in which every member plays keyboards (along bass and guitars) with additional guest musicians on instruments like drums to rhythm-guitar.

The instrumental debut-CD entitled Recuerdos De Futuro (nice play of words, it means "memories of the future") contains 11 compositions that mainly alternate beween mellow atmospheres and slow rhythms, often with jazzrock undertones. But to me it never becomes boring or too laidback because of the interesting accellarations and solos like in the tracks Mar De Cristal (fiery guitar solo with fluent drums and an accellaration with powerful bass runs and a flashy synthesizer solo), the alternating Bajo El Sindrome De Koro (lots of howling guitar runs and a swinging bass) and the beautiful and exciting titletrack (including a jazzy piano solo, a swirling synthesizer solo in a mid-tempo with delicate flutework and a strong guitar solo, supported by organ waves). In the 11 songs we can also enjoy excellent, often sensitive gitar play, a pleasant keyboard variety and an adventurous rhythm-section. The tasteful colouring by the guest musicans on flute, violin and piano adds an extra dimension to the music.

After a few listening sessions I started to appreciate this album more and more, the jazzrock fans and lovers of a guitarsound in the vein of Carlos Santana and Andy Latimer will be pleased. I am curious to their development and hope Tricantropus is not just another fine one-shot-band! My rating: 3,5 stars.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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