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INSANO

Platurno

Eclectic Prog


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J-Man
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3 stars In 2006, Chilean prog rock band Platurno received a bit of attention for their debut album, Núcleos. Five years later and the group have released their sophomore effort, Insano. This is a fairly eclectic instrumental progressive rock album that should satisfy jazz fusion fans, open-minded metalheads, and (of course) fans of prog rock. If excellent musicianship and captivating instrumental performances are what you're looking for, Insano isn't one to miss!

Platurno plays a style of instrumental progressive rock with frequent touches of progressive metal and jazz fusion. There are some vocals in "Control" (what a beautiful track!), but the rest of the album is instrumental. I especially enjoy the heavy-edged title track; the keyboard playing from Sebastian Aguayo is simply irresistible. Not all tracks are equally memorable, but no material here is weak to any extent. From a purely technical perspective, Insano is a top notch album - the musicianship is excellent and the production is powerful and clear.

Insano isn't an album that completely blew me away, but to call it anything less than highly impressive is cutting Platurno short. This trio has created a killer bit of instrumental progressive rock that just about every fan of the genre should check out. Insano may take a few spins to get into, but once you "get it", there's enough instrumental prowess and memorability to satisfy just about any prog fan. 3.5 stars are well-deserved for this talented Chilean trio.

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b_olariu
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3 stars Platurno is one of the lesser known band coming from Chile with 2 albums under their belt so far. Insano is the second offer released in 2011. Ok, I had to spin this one little more then usual because at first 2 spinings I didn't get what is going on, really. Only after 4-5 listning I've begun to dig this one out. The band plays a kind of heavy prog towards eclectic side with some jazz fusion hints, all album is instrumental minus some sporadicaly vocal parts here and there. The music is not easy to swallow, but in a good way, is not usual for my ears, the keyboard parts and guitar are well performed and has some edgy parts aswell. I can't say is excellent release, but is well composed with enough memorable parts to be appreciated by any prog rock fans, specially those who like King Crimson. Nice covert. 3 stars for this little album.

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