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4 stars "Trili Pt. 2" sounds somewhat less accessible than the first album, though it has a very similar structure: six tracks, one of which featuring vocals, two longer than average. The overall feel, however, is looser, more experimental, less disciplined than Pt. 1. Jazz influences are also more prominent, though the twin guitars of Gaby and Joel remain at the forefront.

The album opens with an unexpectedly slow, subdued piece, featuring again the vocals of Lily Valdez. However, unlike "Dirt" on "Trili Pt. 1", the song gets definitely heavier towards the end, echoing the structure of TMV's slower compositions such as "The Widow" or "Televators". The following track, "Gomoso Doble Cabeza", is more in line with the sound evidenced on the first album ? dynamic and quite heavy, based on a repetitive, almost obsessive riff over which the lead guitar is left free to emote. A Morricone vibe surfaces in the lead guitar lines of "Dentera" (featuring former guitarist Georgie Castro on sax), another track with more than a hint of math-rock in its angular, obsessive riffing.

The two longer tracks, "La Muerte También Llora" and "Gabitronix Pt. 2", run the gamut of musical moods typical of the band's sound, adding some more 'exotic' touches. The former starts with eerie noises that may remind the listener of some parts of TMV's "Frances the Mute", then turns into a lengthy jam full of twists and turns, with understated, jazzy passages interspersed with the band's trademark, manic riffing. "Gabitronix Pt.2", on the other hand, comes across as a more rarefied, atmospheric effort, where the omnipresent guitars sound almost muted. This track can be seen as the ideal continuation of "Waves", a beautiful, spacey piece of music enhanced by some delicate acoustic guitar.

Needless to say, even if either of the two albums could easily stand on its own, they are meant to be enjoyed together, so as to get a complete picture of the band's distinctive, eclectic approach to music. They have the chops and the personality to grow and evolve into a force to be reckoned with, and I would not hesitate to recommend them warmly to fans of complex, hard-edged instrumental prog. Both albums will be an excellent addition to your collection, and give further encouragement to one of the most promising modern prog outfits.

Raff | 4/5 |


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