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Triana - Triana (El Patio) CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 176 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars There's no question that TRIANA are one of the greatest prog bands to come out of Spain. They became pretty huge in their own country and i'm sure the use of the flamenco guitar didn't hurt in that achievment. I really like how this band sounds, and I quite enjoy the vocals as well.

"Abre La Puetra" is my favourite track on here. It opens with a beautiful guitar / piano / mellotron soundscape before the sound gets fuller with drums and bass. The tempo picks up and what a great sound 2 1/2 minutes in. Sounds like mellotron before 4 minutes then we get an outburst of organ before 5 minutes followed by a calm a minute later. String synths join in then it kicks back in before 8 1/2 minutes. Amazing ! "Luminosa Manana" opens with organ, drums and guitar that come and go. Vocals after a minute as it settles in. Synths join in as well. "Recuerdo De Una Noche" has some cool sounding atmosphere to start out but it kicks in quickly with vocals. Great sound after 2 1/2 minutes. Organ joins in around 3 minutes. Vocals return later.

"Se De Un Luger" opens with some drama. It calms right down with reserved vocals. String synths around a minute. The guitar after 2 1/2 minutes sounds incredible. In fact this whole passage is gorgeous. The tempo continues to change. Excellent track. "Dialogo" is led by bass, guitar and organ early. Vocals before a minute. Big finish on this one. "En Al Lago" is interesting with the organ playing while the birds chirp. A full sound kicks in eventually. "Todos Es Del Color" opens with what sounds like birds, water and guitar. Vocals before a minute in this short 2 minute closing track.

I would highly recommend this album or their next one if you want to check out some of Spain's finest music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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