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3.53 | 17 ratings

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3 stars While Jacinto Miguel Corral remains prominent in this sophomore work, he is surrounded by a myriad of musicians who provide a richer, more textured album than its predecessor.("L'Over").

I can't be laudatory though about the short classical interludes (eight in total) that are spread throughout the album. Only the sixth one is of interest (as far as I'm concerned) and offers some Oldfield angle at times.

The whole sounds somewhat pompous to my ears ("Geomelodysong") and the fact that "Fantasia En Concerto" is mostly instrumental doesn't speak to me too much even if a track as "Relmu Tromen" offers some moving guitar moments (similar to some good Latimer ones) but it ends unfinished.

This album features too many orchestrated-oriented parts to sound great to my ears: actually I have a rather mix bag feeling about it. I am ending on the same rating as the debut work: three stars. More density and variety would have been welcome.

My fave is "White Mind" and I also want to mention the sole track with some vocals ("Quién Eres Tu" - Who Are U) which is quite emotional.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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