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3.68 | 27 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Brasil has an impressive musical tradition (folk and classic) and a good taste for rock and prog. This culminates in great bands like Bacamarte and Sagrado. Calix is a lesser known group but they have made a good album entitled "Cancoes de Beurin" (13 songs). The first track is a fine one: very melodic and lush with omnipresent play on the flute along vocal harmonies, mandolin and sensitive piano. The final part contains a beautiful guitarsolo. The other songs also sound pleasant, varied and elaborated. They features references from Pink Floyd (Gilmourian guitar), Jethro Tull (flute work like Ian Anderson), Marillion, Dire Straits and Queen but Calix keeps an own face: up-tempo rock with swirling flute and fiery guitar in "Alem do vento" and "No more whispers", R&R with slide-guitar in "Novidades", mandolin, flute and tablas in "Pra hoje um sol", straight rock with heavy guitar, organ and flute in "Nao se lembram do que sao" or powerful Hammond organ and fiery electric guitar in "Lancas". The version from Carls Off his famous piece "Carmina Burana" (entitled "O fortuna") is strong featuring ominous piano and a bombastic choir sound. A very tasteful and varied progrock album from Brasil.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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