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3 stars Brazilian band Acidente was found in 1978 by Paolo Malaria and Helio ''Scubi'' Jenne, its only consistent members.The early formation produced two LP's (1981, ''Guerra Civil'' and 1983, ''Fim do Mundo'') and a 7'' EP (1985, ''Piolho'') of Garage/Blues rock, before disbanding due to lack of interest in 1987.Two years later Malaria, having met plenty of interesting musicians, reformed the band with Bruno Mega on drums, Jarbas Loop on bass and guitarist Zunga Ezzaet to produce a progressive-oriented LP entitled ''Em Caso de Acidente Quebre Este Disco'' in 1990.

In its original form the album consisted of 13 very short tracks, ranging from some seconds to 4 minutes long, and the style was easy-listening Progressive Rock with emphasis on synthesizers, piano and sensitive guitars and an evident tendency on producing elaborate melodies.There are some clear influences also from the 70's Progressive and Blues Rock scene to be heard, most notably CAMEL, ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT and BLUE OYSTER CULT but with a much modern edge.The musicianship is based mainly on Malaria's soft piano lines and flashy synth work (reminiscent of SAGRADO CORACAO DA TERRA) and the help of Ezzaet on guitars is really big, his style is both sensitive but also groovy when needed with a nice ANDY LATIMER touch throughout.Not all tracks are equally satisfying, some of them sound quite cheesy due to the mediocre production and the straightforward approach, but even these are played with some passion.

While the original LP is somewhat hard to find, Rock Symphony decided to re-issue the album on CD, now named simply ''Quebre Este Disco'', featuring no less than 5 extra tracks from the more recent Acidente line-up around 2000-2001.The style has not changed radically, Acidente insist on playing some pretty melodic and accesible Progressive Rock with good organ performance on a pair of these extra cuts and some grandiose synth passages, but this time there are also some vocals added,not outstanding but not annoying either.

For fans of accesible Progressive Rock this album is a nice and recommended addition with some decent tunes in the flow.I would also strongly recommended the album to all prog newbies for a good and easy-listening entry into this kind of music.Overall, a quite decent release, although being much a product of its time.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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