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ANABELAS

Bubu

 

Eclectic Prog

4.27 | 338 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars It's really a gem!

The music of Bubu is really distinctive even though you might find some elements of other prog bands. I can see the beauty of the music from how excellent the album was composed considering wide talents of various musicians with many types of instruments. The main reason why this is excellent is merely its distinctive style in just three songs in the album - just like Yes "Relayer" or "Close To The EDge" but in another musical category.

I found it hard to enjoy the music at first spin but it then grew on me when I found that the key characteristics of the music are more on compositions that comprise unpredictable flow and style. Do not expect nice melody in this album as you won't definitely find it! That's great thing about prog music - you are not demanded to have nice melody as long as the other four components are good or even great: harmonies, complexities, change of styles and structural integrity. For this only album of Bubu the four components mark high to my musical taste.

For a good start, try spin the first track El Cortejo de un Día Amarillo (19:25) repeatedly. When the track finishes do not continue with the next, just repeat the first track many times until you get all the song subtleties. If you like complex music like eclectic prog, you will find this track enjoyable after you spin three times at minimum. But if you are blown away by the first spin, you have great progressive mind and I admire you! In my case, this first track hooked me after I spun more than three times. Why? I did expect the melody to happen and it did not. I then gave up the melody expectation and tried to enjoy the music AS-IS. Boom! They got me hooked! Why? I really enjoy the movement of segments in the track that happens frequently plus the complexities of the music.

Overall, I really salute this band from Argentina who was successful in creating a music of its own and break out the traditional limitations of prog. I highly recommend you to have this album and enjoy the music as-is - do not expect using song orientated mindset as you will definitely fail. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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