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FREAK

Alejandro Matos

 

Crossover Prog

3.67 | 16 ratings

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4 stars Why is this guy so dark and pessimistic? He is a skilled musician with a lot of good ideas and probably some influences from King Crimson and connections with Post/Math bands. If he only could smile sometimes....

Well this is probably due to the fact that I'm listening to this album after one year since the last time and the day is too sunny for this music. Thinking better, the epic song I'm listening to while I'm writing, "El Infierno de Los Buenos"" (the hell of good people) is too good. Even if I'm not in the right mood I can't avoid appreciating the guitar solo in the middle of the song.

In general, respect to "Persona" the arrangements and the production are better and the presence of an about 20 minutes song is a symptom of musical maturity for a singer- songwriter-one-man-band. This song is enough to give the album a high rating.

I haven't give a particular care to the lyrics. I'm not spanish and even if I understand a bit of that language I need to concentrate on them and this time I was more concentrated on music, but I can guess that they are very interesting. The music is dramatic and the track titles give me the impression of very intense lyrics and poetry. "La Pasion Segun El Canibal" means "The Passion According to the Cannibal". I'd like to know what it's about. The two songs with this title are mainly the same song in two parts, and one of the moments closest to KC of this album.

Other songs, like "Verde For Dentro" have a mood similar (in music, not in lyrics or vocals) to bands like "From Monument to Masses" and the opener has a musical structure and sequences of chords that remind me a band like "All Over Everywhere".

To give it the next listen I will wait for the next rainy day. In the meantime I'll search for the lyrics but for now I don't feel that rating it with 4 stars is hazardous. Even in a sunny day this dark music is so good and interesting that I'm arrived at the end of the album and I'm restarting from "Falso Primogenito". I didn't spot the organ before....

octopus-4 | 4/5 |

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