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AUN ES TIEMPO DE SONAR

Banana

 

Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 43 ratings

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Prog_Veteran
4 stars Don't get braked by the band title or unexpressive album cover, relax and taste this BANANA; the music in "Aun es tiempo..." is simply beautiful, delicate, dreamy, uplifting, peaceful and emotional 1st class symphonic prog.

Mainly influences are YES, GENESIS or even some melodic FOCUS, but what keeps more rejoicing is the own band melodic Argentina expression. Yeah, the music is more in accessible side, probably not requiring repeated listens to grow on like more adventure Argentina bands such as ALAS, MIA, BU BU, even so I highly recommend "Aun es tiempo..." as the proposal is perfectly reached, I mean the mood is in heart beauty art realm; to get pretty convincing is this field, is also a gift.

"Aun es tiempo de sonar" is a jewel; you have masterly placed organ, moog, ARP, electric piano by the band leader Cesar Pueyrredon (compositions comes from him) and his voice and chorus band are stellar (yeah sometimes his vocal interpretation talent can fit to AOR or popish side). Guitars comes in precise measure. Compositions are coherent and tight.

This BANANA can be compared with PABLO EL ENTERRADOR, but has the advantage of having perfect 70's studio sound production while the last suffers with sonic problems. The authentic south American melodic emotion can also be compared with the Venezuela masterpiece ESTRUCTURA "Mas alla?", but "Aun es tiempo?" is overall a more coherent album.

My 1991 Music Hall made in Canada CD has no band information; Friends told me that the other 4 albums by BANANA are commercial (?), being the only worth to prog ears this 1979 one. I can't take opinion as I never listened their other albums. The 70's rock movement in Argentina was largely more expressive than in Brazil. Here in brazilian seventies, record companies and mainstream critics gave value to brazilian popular music (MPB) as an original creation and rock acts were regarded as something like (my words) " foreign easy to play using loud electric instruments and silly lyrics" music. Funny to remind those times, anyway there are cool 70's prog brazilian bands like SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA, O TERÇO and MUTANTES (prog phase). BACAMARTE could record only in the 80's.

I should had given 5 stars to "Aun es tiempo de sonar" as it is underrated, here in PA. This is one of the best prog albuns from South America and one of the best romantic prog albuns I know.

Prog_Veteran | 4/5 |

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