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Daniel Bautista

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Agnostic (3:35)
2. Fuego Camina Conmigo (5:30)
3. In Dreams (4:25)
4. Digital Pendejos (4:09)
5. Fuego Camina Conmigo (string quartet) (0:35)
6. Siete (3:55)
7. Intermezzo Softcore (0:42)
8. In the Desert (4:23)
9. Elegante (2:21)
10. Intermezzo Hardcore (1:16)
11. Pushing the Limits (2:32)

Total Time 33:28

Line-up / Musicians


- Daniel Bautista / guitars and MIDI

Releases information

Composed, recorded and mixed in March 2008 by Daniel Bautista in a Gentoo Linux box.

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Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
4 stars What Vitalij Kuprij does with the keyboards, Daniel Bautista does with his guitars. I write guitars, plural, because this Spanish artist is, like Kuprij,classically trained and this is very evident both in playing and in composing, so that you can find heavy distortion and nylon string at the same time.

Also in this very short album you can find classic, metal, fusion and electronic.

Let's see:

"Introspectiva" is just 30 seconds, the first 15 a bit chaotic the second 15 symphonic...I'd say Wagnerian.

If you expect proper progressive metal, "Agnostic" is the track. Heavy guitar riff with a lot of notes played very fast and symphonic influence. This is where I see the connection with Vitalij Kuprij.

"Fuego Camina Conmigo" (Fire, walk with me) is opened by acoustic guitar then proceeds like a Canon until the metal explosion. Also on this track the classical influence is consistent. Not in the instruments used, of course, but in the melody. I think that the voice of Serj Tankian would have made it a great song, but also instrumental as it is it's an excellent track.

"In Dreams" has an electronic opening. Square waves in Edgar Froese's style but an odd signature for the bass line takes the distance from TD. There are vocals with an effect similar to that invented many years ago by Peter Frampton: sending the voice to the guitar's pickups. The sound is powerful but the track is very melodic.

"Digital Pendejos" passes from melodic to metal and shows again the classical influence in the chord's sequences. There's much of JS Bach. I'd like to see Bautista playing with the Ukrainian keyboardist.

Then comes a few seconds of string quartet. Well, it's a virtual quartet as it's all MIDI, but the classical mood is quickly and suddenly replaced by the most noisy metal of the album. It's a short reprise of "Fuego Camina Conmigo" followed by "Siete" (Thirst) which features also the Frampton's effect and some heavy electronics.

40 seconds of fusion with "Intermezzo Softcore" on which we can hear some jazzy clean guitar played in a McLaughlin style then classical guitar opens "In The Desert" that's so melodic that I could consider it as neo-prog. If I had to choose a track to send on the air it's this one. Very catchy without being trivial until the central section which has an unusual signature and a chaotic development before joining back the original theme. The rock grows 'til the end.

"Elegante" is a sort of metal-tango which starts with a light avant flavor and then turns into melodic rock closed by a guitar riff played in 64th. 1 minute of pure (good) metal with "Intermezzo Hardcore", then "Pushing The Limit" I think is referred to his guitar playing. How many fingers does he have?

"Homenaje" is a three seconds beep of a wrongly inserted jack, and is followed by "Outrospectiva" which closes the album with a patchwork of sounds which ends with a gong. It's like Bautista is saying, "ok I do good metal, but I can be experimental if I want".

An excellent album, short, but enough to start exploring this fantastic guitarist.

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