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Asturcon - Asturcón CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 23 ratings

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4 stars There is a lot of hidden gems laying around in ProgArchives. Gems that knows how to challenge the listener. But some gems are also easy accessible. This album is somewhat inbetween difficult and easy.

I know next to nothing about this band. I know they are from Spain, a country which culturally is more like a union of regions than a country. Each region has their own identity, language and own culture. Spain is a very interesting country in that respect. When it comes to prog rock, that makes albums from Spain a real treat. Something I really appreciate.

Asturias is up in the north-west corner of Spain. A region which also is known for their bagpipes and vibrant folk music scene. The one album wonder band Asturcón is very much basing their ELP like symph prog on folk music. The result is a blend of folk and symph. Just like a good Spanish symph prog album, in other words.

The musicians does a great job. The male and female vocals is great and the sound is excellent too. So is the music which is in the pastoral vein with just enough bagpipes to make this album an unforgetable listen. It scores high in the originality stake and so does the rest of the music. A couple of killer tunes would had been great though. But this is such an interesting album that I would recommend it to everyone.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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