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CUENTOS DEL SUBSUELO

Redd

 

Eclectic Prog

3.73 | 24 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars Redd was from Argentina, in 1979 this band released the album Tristes Noticias Del Imperio as a trio. It contains captivating Fripperian inspired guitar work, along some play on the keyboards (ARP synthesizer strings), but their musis fails to keep my attention the entire album. A second vinyl album was planned but it didn't work out that way and in 1981 Redd call it a day.

But thanks to the medium CD a second album was finally released in 1996, entitled Cuentos Del Subuselo, by Redd as a five piece formation. The music is a totally different story: all tracks feature inventive musical ideas, the vocals are strong, again the guitar work is very good and, last but not least, now we can enjoy a wide range of keyboards, from the organ and electric piano to a lot of vintage synthesizers. The best example of Redd their unique sound on this CD is the highlight Los Entretenimientos De Medianoche Del Profesor Frankestein (wich means The Doctor Frankenstein Midnight Amusement): a compelling Black Sabbath-like atmosphere with a fat guitar sound, powerful vocals and lots of shifting moods.

To me this second Redd album sounds as one of the many interesting and varied but pretty overlooked Latin- American prog albums, worth to discover for the progheads with an eclectic taste.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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