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Mediabanda - Entre La Inseguridad Y El Ego CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 35 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MEDIABANDA from Chile rose out of the ashes of the great FULANO, and so yes we get a strong FULANO vibe. Considering it's the same female vocalist has a lot to do with that, but we also get the crazy Avant / Jazz / Fusion style here with a few more flavours thrown in for good measure. Lots of assorted saxes to go along with the clarinet, flute and trombone. Plenty of marimba and percussion too.The vocals certainly are the focus much of the time but to concentrate on the instrumental work will bring great pleasure guaranteed.This band is awesome to say the least. I must admit I like the follow up double album more but they've packed 78 minutes of entertainment on this cd. By the way the guitar, bass, keys and drumming are all fantastic as well.

"Yo No Se Vas" is impressive vocally with both male and female vocals leading the way with attitude. The spongey bass is almost funky. A bright upbeat way to start. I really like the keys to start "Entre La Inseguridad Y" the title track. Those chunky bass lines follow with flute and drums. "Jale, Cpete Y Pucho" might be my favourite. The deep bass lines and crisp drums are joined by horns. Piano too. Great sound ! The guitar comes in around 6 1/2 minutes and makes some wonderful noise. Horns return and lead to the end. Another highlight is "A Trabajar Y A Acostarse". Man the drumming is so good and we get plenty of marimba and piano. High pitched vocals follow then it settles. I like the flute too. Great song.

"Nadie Quiere Mi Jingle" has these vocal melodies with solid drumming and fat bass lines. Just a gorgeous tune. Guitar after 2 minutes lights it up. Amazing. "El Sueno De Daniel II" is another tune that just impresses me so much. The vocals, horns, marimba and on and on. "Chilean Wiken Again" has some incredible guitar on it and bass later on. Yes the vocals are other-worldly as usual. Check out the bass intro on "No Hay Que Apegarse Al Pasado". The rest is great too including the piano, vocals and guitar. The final track features some passionate and theatrical vocals as she gives it her all. It's almost chamber-like before 6 minutes. Intense ending.

Such an entertaining release that's full of insane instrumental work and some of the best vocals you will hear. A solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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