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¿BICHOS=DICHOS?

Abrete Gandul

 

Eclectic Prog

2.82 | 9 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars The debut album which includes every species of birds and every species of fish.

A wildly eclectic mix, this debut album from Abrete Gandul. A band whose second album rightly is highly regarded. But that was after a major revamp of their lineup. A lineup mostly not present on this album, their debut album.

The first thing that really hits me is the very annoying in-your-face vocals. The vocalist is a good vocalist, but he uses his voice totally wrong on this album and his partly yodeling, hysterical vocals is far too prominent in the mix. It is really hard to look past this vocals and it is hard to take this album seriously with vocals like that. When even the half at sleep office cat here gets an expression of total terror in his face and makes a run for the door, you get the picture. Me too want to do a runner.

....... Which is a pity because there is a lot to enjoy if you can get past the vocals. Some flutes, a lot of good half-accoustic guitars and some excellent bass and drums. That's on the latter part of the album and well after the listener has given up on this album. There are also a lot of avant-garde jazz here too. Music wise, I get the feeling that there is several different albums within this album. The band does not have any focus and tries to cram in too much in one album. Which is not too unusual in debut albums from South America, I have noted. Pop and avant-garde jazz does not mix on one album.

Hence, this is not a quality product. It goes from great to the lowest lows in a matter of a few minutes. And I have problems looking past the vocals. Hence my verdict.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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