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Spin XXI


Symphonic Prog

3.69 | 30 ratings

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4 stars Spin XXI is one of the intresting prog acts coming from Brazil in last decade with one album released so far. They are little known outside of their country, but in Brazil they have a live cult status, they are active since mid '80s going under different names and performed at many many festivals. First album issued in 2006 named Contaponto is a great symphonic prog album with that typical latin feel remind me of Le Orme or O Terco but also from british school like Yes for example. Also they have a sighty theratrical aproach in places not far from Ange, special in vocal department. The music is tastfully done, lots of excellent moments here, melodic guitars, running keyboards and to me a very solid vocal parts. Even for many the vocal arrangements are the weakest point of the album, I really like it thetrical vocal lines sung in portugues is not every day I heare, really good job from Kakao Figueiredo, fitinh perfectly into this kind of music. Quite complicated symphonic prog with elaborated passages like on Buscando Algo De Novo, maybe the best tune of the album. Overall an excellent band and album, to unnoticed worlwide, this album definetly show a mature work , in many parts reminescent of glory days of the 70. I like it a lot and for that 4 stars, nice art work.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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