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Symphonic Prog

4.21 | 116 ratings

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5 stars Another excellent example about authentic symphonic rock coming from Argentina. The MIA's third and last studio abum is a real gift to the ears. Instrumental music (except brief choral parts) with many references from classical music and great progressive bands like CAMEL, YES and Italian groups like PFM. Beautiful and delicate flutes, guitars and keyboards and some jazzy touches, taking care of melodies and harmonies at all time. The first three tracks are magnificent prog themes (I specially love "La Coronación del Farre"), but after two nice short cuts the long suite "Cornostipicum" begins, and... upsss, it's incredible! It has all the necessary elements to conform a masterpiece: complex arrangements, experimentation (it seems a little bit chaotic for brief seconds, but it's always cohesive), classic progressions and softly beautiful moments, all perfectly floating. Exceptional and highly recommended stuff, at the same level that "Transparencias", the first (and wonderful too) MIA's album. Originally, "Cornostipicum" ended with the homonymous suite; in the cd edition there are several guitar solo bonus tracks.
Marcelo | 5/5 |


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