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GRANDES EXITOS

Alas

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.17 | 6 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Alas is another amazing band from Argentina, an often overlooked progrock scene! This CD is a compilation from their two studio albums, it contains seven compositions and the running time is at about 70 minutes.In general Alas makes fluent and dynamic progrock featuring great vintage keyboard work on the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer (with echoes from Yes and ELP) along soaring string-ensemble and swinging Fender Rhodes electric piano. Despite the obvious hints to some symphonic rock dinosaurs, Alas succeeds to sound original by blending a wide range of instruments like trumpet, flute, acoustic guitar, percussion and harmonica. And the music is varied, from the bombastic ELP-inspired keyboard sound (Buenos Aires Solo Es Piedra, La Muerte Conto El Dinero and Aire-Surgente) to a jazzy piano solo (A Quienes Si No) and a vituosic duel between an acoustic guitar and piano (La Caza Des Mosquito), impressive! If you like Seventies symphonic rock with a strong adventurous touch, Alas is a band to discover.

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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