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3.48 | 24 ratings

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3 stars In an almost euphoric mood I wrote about Ursus their previous effort: "Especially the final composition on Ursus gives me goose bumps, due to a mindblowing duel between the vocoder and Arabian sounding synthesizer. To me it sounds like "Peter Frampton Goes Psych Andaluz"! So how about the sound on Albatros their third release named Hombre Bosque, in 2014 released on the Chilean progrock label Mylodon?

After a few listening sessions my conclusion is that Albatros sounds like .... Albatros. Although I notice elements of known bands (especially early Pink Floyd), in my opinion again Albatros have succeeded to develop an own sound, a few examples.

Hijos De Los Hombres : propulsive rhythm with inventive work on guitar and keyboards.

Caminante De Luz : mid-tempo with fiery guitar and floods of Hammond organ.

And the strongly build up and dynamic final composition Cómo Estás Cuando Estás Bien : alternating with warm vocals, howling slide guitar and a varied keyboard sound.

The captivating instrumental track Tardis delivers an omnipresent Fender Rhodes electric piano sound, along sensitive electric guitar.

In contrary, the following Ende sounds song-oriented, a bit polished but with wonderful, very sensitive electric guitarwork.

My conclusion. The great thing about Albatros is that they present an original and adventurous sound, like so many Spanish prog bands, from Triana to Kotebel. In comparison to the two previous albums a bit less adventurous and experimental, in my view. But listening to Albatros remains an exciting musical experience, also on this new album. Check out if you are up to discover interesting, genuine new progressive rock!

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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