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14 Bis


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3.13 | 5 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Well, this is surely better than their two previous CDs. 14 Bis finally gave up trying to be what they were not (a pop/new wave group) and decided to record some strong material, mostly written by leader and a star on his own Flávio Venturini (unfortuanlty he soon would be leaving to concentrate on his solo career). Of course things would never be the same and this is not a return to roots in any way. In fact they just dropped much of their acoustic sound for a more keyboards oriented music. Which was not bad.

The production was good, but a bit too clean for my taste (remeber, those were the 80´s!). Outras Dimensões, Mel Do Amor, Nuvens, Falso Blasé are excellent Venturini penned songs that are easy to like. Ok, nothing is groundbreaking or even too remarkable, but still it is good. If you´re a fan, then go for it. If you´re new to the band my advice is to follow their discography in chronological order. Good, but again, not really essential. 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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