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Arco Iris

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars OK, first of all, a time for admissions: this is not the usual kind of stuff that prog ears are used to engulf, at all. What makes it a strong contender in the category, however? Well, unconventional yet extraordinary vocals by Gustavo Santaolalla, imaginative compositions both at musical and lyrical level, idyosincratic and ever changing pace in the rythm section, amazing electric guitar chops & soli, as well as colorful textured sax & ethnic woodwinds by Ara Tokatlian. Just listen for starters 01 Negro Y Blanco and 03 Hombre De Madera, then you tell me.

The album shows also a nice sense of flow and continuity overall, with each track preparing the listener for the following, gaining momentum and rewarding the listening of this record as a whole.

There's in addition some nice acoustic folk moments, for example 02 Vasudeva, and 07 Mañana campestre, two of the best known Arco Iris' songs

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