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3.67 | 25 ratings

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3 stars Between 1998 and 2014 Argentinian progrock formation Habitat released five studio-albums, their latest effort is entitled Utensilios Y Artilugios. This review is about their previous effort Tratando De Resirar En La Furia from 2010. The musical brainchild is multi-instrumentalist Aldo Pinelli, supported by drummer/percussionist Roberto Sambrizzi.

The wonderful and instrumental opener La Luna Roja Y La Montaņa Negra features guest musician Paula Dolcera, on flute. Obvious are the 70-75 Genesis hints: moving guitar like Hackett, then twanging acoustic guitars and dreamy flute play (also Camel comes to my mind). In the other 8 tracks the Hackett-like guitar is omnipresent, but blended with adventurous musical ideas, a few examples.

Periplo: bombastic keyboard sound with an Andalusian undertone, in the vein of Rock Andaluz gem Mezquita.

Torres: captivating final part with powerful drums and the distinctive clarinet sound (like in early Roxy Music).

The long Pastores De Renos: a bagpipe sound, then a swinging breaks with vibraphone and a beautiful end with classical guitar.

And the mellow Lenguaje Y Amber: it contains acoustic guitar and warm vocals.

The bonustrack is a very pleasant surprise, the Le Orme cover Gioco Di Bimba. The vocals are in Spanish, including the distinctive 'rolling r'. And we can enjoy the Argentine bandoneon and halfway a break with an ominous climate, like the Red-era from King Crimson, very special rendition of this Le Orme classic!

If you like early Genesis (or a Genesis inspired band like Neuschwanstein) and Camel (or Camel inspired bands like Rousseau and Lady Lake) and you are up to a typical Latin American Prog atmosphere, this is an album to discover.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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