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HIPOTESIS UBICUA

Aly

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4 stars Alonso Romero alias Aly is a young guitarist from Mexico who released his first solo album last vyear named Hipotesis ubicua. He is mainly known from progressive band Toccata who released a single album so far Circe in 2005. CIrce was a masterpiece in my opinion with some very intristing ideas and great musicianship , here on this solo album Aly is no diffrent. Recruting some musicians from his country, to tell the truth I never heared of them, but with a lot of potential and talent. All album is instrumental, from mellow pieces to a much rougher ones, Aly manage too come with a valueble album full of blistering guitar solos and catchy riffs. The album is mid tempo almost on every piece, no faster ones, but that is not a problem here, he realy knows how to make a pieces to be loved from first note, the ex are El Aspecto Sombrío De La Desinhibición (with a touch of Metallica with some Dream Theater elements here and there) great tune full of inteligent guitar chops and great drum by Emanuel Herrera, Terrenal my fav piece from here full of Satriani inspiration but not a copy, great tune for sure, his finger movements on guitar is excellent and a mellow track called Instinto En La Nostalgia again some Satriani influences but aswell with some Petrucci chops here and there, nice piece and smooth aswell, the rest are ok. What I like more here on this album is , he didn;t copy himself with what he did on Toccata, there he was a little more faster, more symphonic and more up tempo in solos, here is more steady more serious he has another aproach of prog metal, because that is the main genre that he touches here with Hipotesis ubicua. He is very calculated here, he is concentrated to have a brilliant riff and solo rather then create somthing very complicated and very complex jut for the sake of being complex. I will not give more then 4 stars, well is 3.5 rounded to 4, is agreat album but the last track who has nearly 26min is too long in my opinion, if it were half was much better, to much same tempo , to much same riffs and same arrangements, this spiece is clearly the weakest point here, and for sure must've been declared as the best from this album, not for me. Anyway one of the most promissing guitarists from this decade for sure with a lot to offer both solo as with his main band Toccata and yed very unnoticed in prog circles. It took me almost 3 month to trace the CD, but after many searches I found it, the album is released at Gravis records, a small label from Mexico. So if you want something diffrent to expect from an instrumental album go for Aly , he desearve a wider recognition for sure.
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