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3.11 | 14 ratings

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2 stars Pretty nice 15 minutes!

This time im reviewing an EP from one of the best and well known bands from my country, Iconoclasta released in 1987 a great album called "Soliloquio" (soon to be reviewed also) and this EP called "Suite Mexicana", nowadays we can find them together as one album, and even there are some bonus tracks which were not in the original Soliloquio.

"Suite Mexicana" has only 2 tracks, as i mentioned in the first line of this review, we are listening only to 15 minutes, for that simple reason the fact of giving to it 5 stars is impossible, also 4 stars are a lot for 15 minutes, i know we can love some epics and we would give 5 stars to any song, but im reviewing an EP.

The first track was named "Mestizaje" which starts with an acoustic guitar, very slow but suddenly some folkish and clear Mexican sounds are playing here, it is music that could be considered prehispanic and completely folk, that`s great because you can have a brief encounter with folk and typical mexican tunes, then the song changes to a symphonic melody, i could note immediately the guitar sound of Ricardo Moreno, i have said it in other reviews, he has a unique style and even the sound of Iconoclasta is unique here in Mexico at least, this song has a lenght of 7 minutes approx, it`s nice but not the best of the band.

"Revolucion en 6/8" is the other song which has 8 minutes of lenght, and it`s kind of the second part of Mestizaje, i said it because the beggining of the song sounds pretty similar with prehispanic music and then again the symphonic period, taking again the great guitar sound and also im sure that you could enjoy this time the keyboard work made by Rosa Moreno, actually all the members of Iconoclasta are excellent in each instrument, nowadays i admire so much drummer Victor Valdovinos, his playing is great and he shows it in this song., both songs have no vocals, so this is pure instrumental music, and exclellent music.

This is and EP, with 15 minutes, after all you could play this songs 4 times each one and have an hour of a proof of Iconoclasta`s music, but honestly i wouldn`t suggest that, you better try another albums, i mean some studio albums like their first three which are great.

I like the music here, but... it`s only for fans and collectors, so 2 stars!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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