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Cabezas De Cera


Eclectic Prog

3.81 | 43 ratings

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Unique-sounding experimental prog band formed in 1995 in Mexico City,initially starting as a trio.From their first moments of their existence CABEZAS DE CERA tried to insert lots of different music cultures into their rock-centered sound.The first result of their efforts was taped on ''Cabezas de cera''.their eponymous debut from 2000...and it was a great entry,as their style was totally unique,modern and fresh.

The basis of their music remains the classic rock format of guitars,drums and bass,but instead of using keyboards (or at least they are very limited),they prefer to surround their compositions with traditional Mexican flutes and jazz instrumentation,including saxes and trumpets.This work is in fact as experimental as it gets!Heavy almost metal-ish guitars are blended with superb leading saxes and trumpets,resulting a very deep and intense musicianship.Some sparse weird vocal parts are blended with bizzare electronics and acoustic passages are supported by delicate flutes of different sounds and echoes.There is also room for some great percussion work,again surounded mainly by saxes and trumpets,in a very improvisational yet highly-professional way!At the end you can only admire the technical and compositional ability of these Latin-guys.''Cabezas de cera'' isn't a work for evreybody's ear.One must be deep into Latin-American culture,traditional Mexican music and fond of folk/ethnic-tinged rock in order to fully appreciate this album...In a way or another,you must give this band a listen.They deserve it!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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