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Akinetón Retard



4.10 | 35 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars The debut album from this excellent Chilean quintet consisting of a double brass attack fronting a guitar, bass and drum trio. The least we can say is that they are strongly influenced by Crimson circa 69-74, but limiting them to such a lone influence would be reducing namely Coltrane and Aka Moon. Only four of the seven tracks are sung and the vocals are not a dominant force in those tracks either. Of the last four tracks, three are instrumental.

There are times during the opening track that can make you think of Schizoid Man, the second track being strongly influenced by jazz but also a superb Frippian guitar. One can hear Magmaian chants (maybe even in Kobaian) in the Viaje a Elerbnis track, Ganses is IMHO, the highlight of the album with its superb interplay between the twin- lead sax cam and valves sparked by the guitar turbo-injection system, while the bass- drum duo rumbles like a V12 motor. But the 8 min finale is the other highlight of the album, with a slow intro with eastern sounding ambiances and a wild development. Although I do not own another A R record , I heard two others, and I can tell you that this album is no fluke and this group is a real find only waiting for your discovery.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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