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ALMA DE DIAMANTE

Spinetta Jade

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 103 ratings

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Argentinfonico
5 stars One of the most complex and precious albums in Argentine music, one of the definitive diamonds!

After two aggressive bands like Pescado Rabioso and Invisible, Spinetta got a little tired of his characteristic progressive sound and went in search of something jazzier, more intelligently delicate and more subtle. This album is released on October 6th 1980, and just 2 months later Luis Alberto releases the comeback album of his first band Almendra entitled "El Valle Interior", where he surprises everyone with a very melancholic and deep Jazz Rock sound, with existential and nostalgic lyrics. Anyway, that album is not relevant right now.

Alma De Diamante is one of the pearls of Latin American Rock .It's a piece full of beauty; it's like a diamond split into 7 great songs!

Luis Alberto Spinetta was always a musician who was known for his use of ultra-rare chords (and chord progressions) that were sometimes even dissonant but beautiful to listen to, and when he had his Jazz Fusion breakthrough he used his creativity to create memorable works. Such is the case of "Amenabar" on this album, an instrumental piece of great complexity and very difficult to interpret.

"Alma De Diamante", the title track, is a Latin American rock anthem. "Alma De Diamante (Diamond Soul)" refers to the fact that each one of us is a unique and special person who has that inner diamond that distinguishes us from everything else in the world. The simple and memorable piece on the album.

"Con La Sombra De Tu Aliado" has a sublime instrumentation, the instruments really come together very well. The bass has perhaps its most important minutes here, with instructive lines.

"Dale Gracias" is also a familiar song within the country, with a hopeful look at the afterlife and an attempt to defeat the crisis that comes when you know you're about to cross the boundaries of life and death is coming for you, but instead of trying to avoid it anyhow, thank it for being there. "A warrior never stops his march".

"La Diosa Salvaje" is probably one of the songs that best defines Spinetta's poetic style. The instrumentation is good and calm.

"Digital Ayatollah" is a great way to close the album. Here the celebrated musician Pedro Aznar participates playing bass (this information is missing) with his unquestionable skill, and gives the ambience a quality jump, which is another proof that this album can't be listened to just like that!

"Sombras En Los Alamos" closes the curtains in such a clever way... Latin American Jazz Rock has reached the pinnacle here. The longest song on the album and, therefore, the best achieved space and where the 5 talented musicians expand as they want to. It alternates instrumental parts with excellently sung parts (possibly this album shows the best vocal moment Spinetta ever had). The keyboards, the synthesizers and the rhythm of the drums give it that special and fascinating suburban psychedelia.

5 stars very correct!

Argentinfonico | 5/5 |

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