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Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 901 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars I cannot say whether this is the best Brazilian Prog album or not since this is the only historical album I have heard so far (except for the much more recent Quaterna Requiem and Cinema Show - this last one is automatically eliminated because of its Clone/clown nature) . How I got to this album as a first glance into Brazilian prog is now standart approach for me is to compare our PROGARCHIVES reviews and confirming it with GNOSIS 2000 ratings ( I wish that they had more writen reviews) and then maybe GEPR (where there is no ratings at all and only a few people can give their advice).

To a normal proghead not yet used to South American prog , this album will sound rather weird (but Proheads like this!!) mostly from the strange ways of recording the guitar but I am not so sure that the whole album's production is all that marvellous. When comparing to Bubu or Los Jaivas of the same period , the whole thing sounds murky but maybe this was voluntary or my CD was not well made. It is obvious that the leader of Bacamarte is the guitarist (reminds me of Steve Howe) and is very present throughout this album. But the whole album has a not-easily idenfiable style which is quite fine for me - actually if you read the other reviews , you will see that comparisons are made to musicians and not to groups!!!!!! To tell you that this album is typical Brazilian prog, I would not say it (since I know little of it - Os mutantes is for next week , I hope) but it sure is singular and worth your checking out.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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