Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Mar De Robles - Mar De Robles CD (album) cover


Mar De Robles


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 44 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Rancagua-based Chileans Mar De Robles got together in mid-90's, when Rodrigo Moris and Cristi'n Larrondo met each other as members of a Hardcore band, which did not last long.They formed then a Pink Floyd tribute band, eventually developing original ideas with Julio Tobar on voice/sax/flutes, Cristian's brother Ignacio on percussion and drummer Luis Lopez.In early 98' Lopez left to make room for Victor Munoz and this line-up recorded and self-procuced the band's self-titled debut.It was finally released on Mylodon Records in 2003, containing pieces written between 1997 and 2003.

Mar De Robles' sound draws influences from both the Progressive Rock and Jazz/Fusion styles with light Ethnic colors here and there.It is a very well-balanced work with some incredible instrumental parts next to groovier moments and the expressive vocals of Julio Tobar.Guitars, bass and drums play the prominent roles in Mar De Robles' music, going from very complex workouts and breaks to heavy riffing, melodic solos and jazzy overtones, often with a slight KING CRIMSON inspiration.However their music contains plenty of flute and sax parts to become even richer, at moments these seem to be the leading instruments with some impressive solos.Among the harder passages the band sets series of more minimalistic and calmer soundscapes with light bass, percussion and flutes to soften things up.Smooth Ethnic vibes here and there add the album another welcome dimension and the overall mix is a very tight Fusion of different moods and influences.

An album with a heavy amount of energy and passion behind the well-crafted compositions.If you are enjoying this type of music or even more you are a fan of modern Chilean Prog bands, ''Mar De Robles'' is definitely the album to search for.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MAR DE ROBLES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives