Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Akinetón Retard


From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Akinetón Retard Cadencia Urmana album cover
3.80 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 48% 5 stars

Write a review

from partners
Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cadencia Urmana (4:57)
2. Levitando (5:46)
3. Piel Estática (6:09)
4. Caldopatías (3:31)
5. Mujer de Otoño (3:20)
6. Ansiedade (2:40)
7. Ron Pimiento (5:27)
8. Roces Matutinos (3:21)
9. Flagelo (3:58)
10. Sei Blok (6:12)

Total Time: 45:21

Line-up / Musicians

- Vicente García-Huidobro / guitar
- Leonardo Arias / tenor & soprano saxophones
- Edén Carrasco / alto & tenor saxophones, sample
- Rolando Jeldres / acoustic & electric basses
- Cristián Bidart / drums

- Minjaveh Ve / trumpet
- Fuentes del César / trombone
- Dj Vaskular / scratch

Releases information

Artwork: Sybila Oxley

CD self-released - AR/05 (2006, Chile)

Thanks to Cangaceiro for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy AKINETÓN RETARD Cadencia Urmana Music

More places to buy AKINETÓN RETARD music online

AKINETÓN RETARD Cadencia Urmana ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(48%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

AKINETÓN RETARD Cadencia Urmana reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Cesar Inca
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars With their fourth studio effort "Cadencia Urmana", the excellent Chilean ensmble Akinetón Retard delivered one of the most proficient avant-garde prog albums in the year 2006. Keeping in mind the levels of sonic genius and adventurous spirit that had been displayed in their preceding albums, it is so great to learn that this band maintains its own high standards of musical creativity within their own realm, a realm where jazz-rock, psychedelia, fusion and Crimsonian neurosis melt into one unique polished style. In many ways "Cadencia Urmana" shows hints to the robustness and intensity of their sophomore album "Akrananaia", but in no way this is a repetitive offering - all in all, this album's repertoire is a perfect example of how nothing can go wrong when individual abilities are exploited in such a clever way that the whole finds an enriched totality instead of being just a harbour of constant pyrotechnics. The eponymous track kicks off the album with a rock solid attitude, bearing some almost-punkish vibe into thge overall fusionesque ambience of the main motifs. The presence of guests on extra brass instruments helps to build an aura of demented big band that effectively complements the band's performance. 'Levitando', being equally extroverted in spirit, bears a less dense mood, which in no small degree is due to its Latin-jazz structure. But be aware, some hard rocking adornemnts and slightly Magma-esque vocalizations will appear somewhere to add momentarily a dose of interesting variety, as well as some neurotic dual saxes' flourishes. After these two exiting pieces the sympathetic listener will feel the appeal and head happily for the assimilation of the remaining repertoire. 'Piel Estática' finds the band digging deeper into their taste for late 60s avantgarde jazz, which means that the fivesome will focus on the band's serene facet. Not for too long really, since 'Calodpatías' brings back the bizarre joy and easy-going dementia that make the best of AR at their most enthusiastic. If there's such thing as "typical Akinetón Retard", well, this might be one example of that. 'Mujer de Otoño' again brings a contrast since it marks a return to the serene side, but unlike 'Pile Estática', the contemplative vibe is full of gloomy nuances, like a solemn mistery that stubbornly refuses to let go of the secret hidden behind its veils. With 'Ansiedade' we come to teh album's second half, which is a sort of reiteration of the main ambiences of tracks 1 and 4. A similar thing happens in 'Ron Pimienta', only with a harsher vibe which is mainly provided by the guitar leads, insane indeed - perhaps one of the best interventions by Tanderal in the whole Akinetón's repertoire? 'Roces Matutinos' is the most humorous number in the album: getting started in a jazz-bluesy vein, soon things turn into a celebration of sexual satyre under a Latin-jazz-meets-funky guise. 'Flagelo' and 'Sei Blok' close down the album in a patently extroverted note, very much in accord with the album's overall spirit. 'Flagelo' is a sheer polyphonic climax of reeds and guitar that expands itself joyfully over a precise rhythm section, while 'Sei Blok', albeit exhibiting a more controlled mood, still delivers evidence of experimental intensity and extravagance. In fact, the abrupt climax of 'Sei Block' serves as a very proper closure for this catalogue of clever madness that is "Cadencia Umana". Well, Akinetón Retard did it again... I mean, a great album that glorifies the Latin American avant-rock scene, and this in turn means that Latin American prog bands should be paid more attention to.

Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This is the latest studio album from Chile's own AKINETON RETARD. I must admit that if this was the only album I owned by them i'd be giving it 4 stars, but when compared to their first two studio albums this one really does pale. And yes it's just my taste in music that is making me say this.The earlier ones are darker with more guitar and variety.This one is actually fairly predictable with the drums, bass and horns dominating the sound.

"Cadencia Urmana" opens with drums and blasting horns then it settles in. Well "settle in" might be a bit misleading. Horns, drums and a yell before 1 1/2 minutes. An unstable calm 3 1/2 minutes in. "Levitando" has a Latin vibe early on until the horns come in followed by a heavier sound.The interplay as usual is stunning. Vocals 3 1/2 minutes in are brief. "Piel Estatica" opens with bass and drums as the horns join in. It's fairly slow paced. The horns back off as the guitar comes in after 3 minutes. Man I wish there was more of this, it's so good. Horns return quickly though.

"Caldopatias" has guitar and drums to start before the horns replace the guitar. So much going on. "Mujer De Otono" is probably my least favourite. "Ansiedade" is a short drum and horn led piece. It picks up before 2 1/2 minutes to end it. "Ron Pimiento" opens with drums and horns.The guitar before 1 1/2 minutes is killer. Horns are back quickly though. "Roces Matutinos" has a Latin beat with some brief female vocals a minute in.The horns and drums lead the rest of the way. "Flagelo" is an excellent track with lots of dissonance and random drum patterns. The drums and horns stand out on "Sei Blok". Some brief heaviness 1 1/2 minutes in.

Like I said earlier this is probably a 4 star album but I can't rate it the same as the first two albums so 3.5 stars it is.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of AKINETÓN RETARD "Cadencia Urmana"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.