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VELHA GRAVURA

Quaterna Requiem (Wiermann & Vogel)

 

Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 47 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars It took me quite a long time to review this CD. By the name of the band, I thought it was one of those essembles of classical musicians that form a group to record an album or two under the banner of progressive music but actually plays a kind of their own version of classical music, sometimes adding rock instruments. And the first track seems to be just like that: classical guitar solo, with violin, flute and oboe. Good, ok, but not really prog rock.

Fortunatly the following tracks showed very good rocking moments, even if classical music is indeed their forte (nothing against it!). Only the 10 minute Madrugada showed the same rock-less vein of the opener. All others are great and the 12 minute title track is simply brilliant! Terrific violin played by Kleber Vogel (who would soon be leading his own prog outfit Kaizen, with a similar style of music). The production is not the best, but does not spoil the final result either.

In the end I have to agree with most reviewers here that this album is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Pretty good music done by skillful musicians and strong compositions. Im looking forward to hear their latest works. For a first one, Velha Gravura is quite promising and outstanding, even if it has its (minor) flaws. Final rating: 4 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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