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INSTINTO

Ekos

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.79 | 71 ratings

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eddiefang
5 stars As 2020 arrives, Ekos release their long awaited third album, Instinto. The songs show their musical background, their current interests and the great musicianship the band is known for. Going from rockier moments to moodier ones, passing through catchy songs and of course with a great Prog epic which is where they flex their musical muscles creating a song which has quickly become my favorite from the band. The particular situations Ekos went through during the recording of the album helped them create a diverse range of songs which show them as mature musicians and clever lyricists. One can't help noticing the clarity of the voices and the interacting of both lead singers (Jesús and Ana) which have become a staple of the band along with their instrumental prowess. The songs: 1. Vuelve A Mirar (Look Again) is very energetic, with intense singing and a streamlined sound away from what the band is known for, with a very direct message on the lyrics which advise us not to follow what is established if we don't feel comfortably with it. 2. Fiel Obsesión (Faithful Obsession) is an accessible and catchy song which showcases one of the trademarks of Ekos, which is the lead vocalist complementing each other, with tasty keyboard and guitar fills. Iit can easily broaden the spectrum of fans for the band. 3. Mi Vida en Ti (My Life In You) has a beautiful intro, a somewhat melancholic song adorned with tasteful work on guitar, pleasant ambients and an abrupt but nice ending. 4. Creando Vacíos (Creating Vacuums) is the tour-de-force of the album, a great Prog epic on which all the members have a chance to be in the spotlight, with a strong beginning that slows to a calm section which builds up to an awesome instrumental section on which a great keyboard solo sets the pace for a rollercoaster of musical emotions on which all members have an opportunity to shine. Surely it will become a most requested song live. 5. En-Contraste (In Contrast) is an acoustic song with a double-entendre lyric on which once again both vocalists complement each other very well. The acoustic guitar playing is excellent, departing from the sound the band is known for, with very subtle but tasteful contributions from the rest of the band. 6. Mi Última Voz (My Last Voice) ends the album on a quiet and melancholic mood, enhanced by beautiful ambients and the rest of the band joining in a strong ending. Overall a diverse and very enjoyable album on which every song has its own personality, and with the right length of nearly 44 minutes, it really should attract the attention of a broader range of followers of this excellent band. Five stars.
eddiefang | 5/5 |

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