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Honduras Libregrupo


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.97 | 9 ratings

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4 stars With 'La Única Posición Es La Oposición' the band turns away from the psych/krautrock conglomerate documented on their first album 'Volumen 1'. A saxophone enlarges the list of instruments and besides other features this is marking the new orientation towards avant prog with significant canterbury and jazz rock elements. What stays though is the joy of playing and experimentation - a big precondition for producing a successful progressive rock album.

'The Only Position Is the Opposition' - an album title in the tradition of the people's fight against colonialism in Latin and South America? Or meant as a contra to mainstream artists/productions flooding the market? The latter is obvious - this album is not dedicated to everyone's ears. You won't detect catchy melodies or memorable riffs as usual. But diversity, complexity with breaks, turns, slightly dissonant and weird parts. Even though the album's total length correlates to a vinyl production we have a fireworks of impressions here, a piece of work which forces you to explore - not only to consume! Rock In Opposition so to say!

The band has a quite jolly start like playing on a child's birthday - funny! They are entering the canterbury realm with the first track and Matching Mole/Soft Machine are coming into my mind immediately. But soon the mood changes to a hallucinatory interplay followed by a free jazz similar part. This is detached by a Kraftwerk rhythm then backing spacey synths and a repetitve guitar. It goes on in this way for the next songs - the only constant is the change. The varied keyboard work is really impressing, you are confronted with jazz rock jamming backing a psychedelic guitar and other uncommon mixtures.

The closing long trackMonocromático para Flora is the most charming one as for my personal taste. Trippy improvisational - a great blend of jazzy and spacey elements more in the vein of their predecessor album. Although the music of HONDURAS LIBREGRUPO is quite experimental the band avoids to slip away into too much craziness. Well-conceived - this is listenable and enjoyable by all means - recommended.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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