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DEPOIS DO FIM

Bacamarte

 

Symphonic Prog

4.33 | 588 ratings

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Gustavo Froes
5 stars This is an incredible album,on many ways.First,it is easily one of (if not the) best brazilian progressive albums ever made.Also,it was released in 1983,a time when precious few works in the genre saw the light of day.And it's lead singer,Jane Duboc,would migrate to easy pop soon after this.So this really is a gem.

I'll start by poiting out the album's flaws,which fortunately are very few and should not be a real problem.There's an unecessary use of synthezisers ,misplaced in a very calm and peacefull album.And a couple silly tracks could have been removed to obtain a cleaner result,but at the incredible speed one may get drawed by the music,this songs will be accepted as parts of a whole.And that's it.

Everything else is just fantastic.Melodic.And that really surprised me in the first listen,for melody is a rare quality in Brazilian Prog.A perfect balance of instruments and arrangemnts,as Jane Duboc's shining vocals come at the perfect time,and last no more then they should.Since track one,a stunning musicianship can be noticed,but what really grants this album 5 stars is it's music,no more,no less.There's really no need to talk about songs individually,as taking anything out of a magical contrast may be very harmfull to this compositions.Some may complain about the lack of more rocking moments,but the album doesn't hold that pretention....It is calmfull,relaxing and wonderfull.

A resemblance to Renaissance is quite noticeable.There is a brilliant balance between acoustic guitars and keyboards in the album,and the absolute climaxes happen at the entering of the high-pitched vocal lines.Only 4 tracks are sang,and those are very brief moments,making Jane Duboc's voice a precious mood-settling element.

I'm very pleased to see most people in the site consider it a masterpiece.Though it hold strong links to symphonic,Depois do Fim should be more fittable as a folk-prog album.

This is much more satisfatory than the most share of Brazilian Prog.I'm not an expert in worldwide progressive music,as I'm generally restricted to the English-Italian scene.....but this album is a gem,I repeat.One to which every progressive rock fan should listen to at least once in their lives.

Gustavo Froes | 5/5 |

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