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CRISALIDA

Espiritu

 

Symphonic Prog

3.69 | 57 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have enjoyed a lot of great music from Argentina over the years and I can add ESPIRITU now to that growing list. Some incredible keyboard and guitar work and interplay on this album and the vocals bring some seventies Italian bands to mind. So it's all good.

"The House Of Mind" opens with synths galore for over 2 minutes then it kicks in with some killer guitar. It settles somewhat after 3 minutes as vocal melodies then vocals come in. Check out the acoustic guitar 4 1/2 minutes in. "Tedious Virtues Of Olivado" is uptempo early with heavy guitar before piano and vocals take over. "White Dream Black Idea" opens with synths and gentle guitar. It kicks in at 2 minutes but settles back down quickly with vocals. Contrasts continue. Full speed ahead 3 minutes in as tempo shifts continue. They're kicking but 5 1/2 minutes in.

"Sabois De Vida" opens with lots of atmosphere before the guitar crashes the party. This is pretty uplifting before 2 minutes. More excellent guitar after 4 minutes as themes are repeated. Check out the synths early on in "Eternal evidence" as drums and piano support. The guitar comes in ripping it up. "Idea Of Time" features some uplifting organ as vocals join in.The tempo picks up but it continues to change throughout.

"Yours Is A Closed World Inside" opens with drums, synths and strummed guitar. A fuller sound after a minute until it settles as vocals come in. It kicks back in when vocals stop. Nice. "There Is A Luminous World" is upbeat until it calms down with passionate vocals. It kicks back in as contrasts continue. The guitar lights it up 2 1/2 minutes in. It turns pastoral before 5 minutes before a full sound with vocals returns to end it.

I really like the way this band sounds, a very enjoyable listen.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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