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3.62 | 30 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pajaro De La Locura (5:04)
2. Arboles Caidos Para Siempre (3:33)
3. Canto Cetrino (3:50)
4. Siesta Cambiada (6:30)
5. Caceria En El Bosque (7:57)
6. Savia De Los Aromos (3:10)
7. El Hombre Cercano (8:00)

Total time 38:04

Bonus track on 1997 CD reissue:
8. Mujer En Edad (Single 1975) (4:12)

Line-up / Musicians

- Héctor Starc / guitar, vocals
- Hugo González Neira / keyboards, vocals
- Emilio del Güercio / bass, guitar, vocals
- Rodolfo Garcia / percussion, vibes, vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Emilio Del Guercio

LP Talent ‎- SE-615 (1975, Argentina)

CD Microfon ‎- 2-484611 (1997, Argentina) Remastered (?) with a bonus track
CD ACQUA Records ‎- AQ 162 (2008, Argentina)

Thanks to Eetu Pellonpää for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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AQUELARRE Siesta ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars I have heard two CD's from Argentine four piece band Aqualarre: their second entitled Brumas (1974) and their third entitled Siesta (1975). I prefer Siesta because it sounds a bit less raw. In general Aquelarre delivers melodic, elaborate and alternating music on their seven compositions, often warm and a bit subdued with dreamy vocals. I am delighted about the colouring by the 'vintage keyboards' like the distinctive Hohner clavinet and the Fender Rhodes electric piano (giving the album a jazzy undertone) along organ and synthesizers. The melodic guitar work is often very sensitive, a wonderful combination with the varied keyboards and pleasant vocals. If you want to check out the very interesting Latin-American prog, this band is a nice one to discover!

Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars (Nothing psychedelic here at all), but rather extremely melodic 70s vintage type Prog Rock of Sudoamerican dreams. First side of this album is top notch, best class, highest quality. The second one is good, but not so appealing. However also not appalling.

There is strong scent of happy atmosphere, pouring from each second of this record, happy atmosphere, band having fun making this album and so on. Why not, this only helps.

Be it first seconds of Pájaro De La Locura where this great sounding keyboard stars the show (I wish I remember the name of this instrument), multi-vocal harmonies that are present in various tracks, original melodies (interesting ones), beautiful second part of Canto Centrino.

It's hard to be so melodic and not being pathetic / cheesy (call it as you wish), but guys from Aquelarre manages to stay at the top with this album.

5(-), one of the best ones. Because it's hard to be so beautiful.

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