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Crossover Prog

3.90 | 53 ratings

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4 stars Actually Tempano's story is quite amazing to me. They put out this album in 1979 an excellent debut pretty much symphonic with jazzy-fusion touches here and there and mostly Instrumental, few lyrics in Spanish. Of course, the best tracks are the long ones, where they stretch their progressive material to the maximum. Pedro's guitar sometimes sounds ala Hackett, and some other times keep sounding in my mind like Iceberg-fusion texture (but not with the energy of that particular band)!! Anyways, the album is pretty good, and I would recommend trying in getting the MUSEA release, which contains 3 bonus tracks (around 24 minutes extra of music). Now, what is amazing is that after this release they went Pop and during the 80' (if my sources are telling the true.) all their output is commercially driven, actually they were a very popular pop-band in Venezuela; So, the story goes...and in 2000 they released IMHO their progressive Masterpiece "El Fin de la Infancia", go figure!?...Which is by the way a different topic.

So, be careful into getting their 80's stuff...which is not progressive!!! Excellent album!!!

Prognut | 4/5 |


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