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3.17 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Summer'ws Triangle (7:07)
2. Al Abordaje (7:01)
3. Estrella En El Camino (6:24)
4. El Bosque Encantado (11:21)
5. Tal Como Lo Oyes (8:54)
6. Tiempos Dificiles (8:36)
7. Placido Paseo (8:54)

Total Time: 58:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Alfredo Arcusa / drums
- Emilio Ruiz / keyboards
- Albert Guitart / banjo

Releases information

CD Mellow Records MMP -Ita-2004

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ALTAIR Altair 3 ratings distribution

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Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars As a duo featuring Alfredo G. Arcusa on drums and Isabel Muniente on keyboards and bass-synthesizer, Spanish band Altair made two albums in the Nineties: Altair from 1990 and Fantasias Y Danzas from 1999. In 2003 Italian progrock label Mellow Records released this live CD, recorded live in Barcelona (2000) after drummer Alfredo Arcusa re-founded Altair as a trio with Emilio Ruiz on keyboards and Albert Guitart on bas.

On this album simply entitled 3 (running time almost one hour) we can enjoy seven compositions delivering a modern, tasteful keyboard sound, dynamic drums and flowing bass play. The climates change from dreamy and compelling to fluent and propulsive including a varied colouring from the keyboards: flashy synthesizer flights, jazzy, swinging and swirling piano runs, fine organ waves, wonderful orchestrations and some spacy sounds. At some moments the keyboard driven progrock from Altair evokes ELP but not so obvious as on their two studio albums because the new keyboardist has more an own style and plays with more variety. Due to this Altair sounds more convincing and powerful so I would like to recommend this album to the keyboard aficionados, not really earthshaking but just a pleasant one.

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3 stars A new name to me. Altair from Spain released two album. Then took a break and reformed around the millenium. They did a Barcelona gig in 2000 and this live album is the result of that gig. There is not much public interaction on this live album though. But the music on this album does not re ... (read more)

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