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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tenca (8:03)
2. Cachudito (5:48)
3. Queltehue (8:02)
4. Chercan (4:01)
5. Fio Fio (5:21)
6. Vari (4:12)
7. Pequen (4:29)
8. Loica (4:46)
9. Traro (6:20)
10. Chuncho (7:30)
11. Garza (5:22)

Total Time 63:54

Line-up / Musicians

- Javier Briceño / vocals
- Natán Ide / touch guitar
- Rodrigo González Mera / drums, percussion
- Pablo Cárcamo / guitar, keyboards
- Cristopher Hernández / trumpet, corno, duduk
- Benjamín Ruz / violin

Releases information

Release date: September 7, 2016
Label: Self released
Formt: CD & Digital

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HOMÍNIDO Alados ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (67%)
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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Bassist Francisco Martín and vocalist Eliana Valenzuela--both essential and virtuoso performers in their craft--are gone! Señor Martín is replaced with "touch guitar" player Natán Idi and Ms. Valenzuela by male singer, Javier Briceño. The music is good, very well composed and performed. I just need some time to adjust.

(Later.) The music just doesn't have the emotional impact nor (surprisingly) the technical and stylistic daring as their previous effort. Even were Ms. Valenzuela still a contributing member there is just something missing here that I don't think even her extraordinary gifts could save. Even the recording engineering seems weak and uneven, even unpolished. I do like the effect of the touch guitar, I just miss some of the more complex soundscapes and diverse styles--and I totally dislike the way the drums are recorded. Though the trumpet play is beautiful, it lacks dynamism, power, and emotion--it could've been performed by a synthesizer. Their is so much cliche and repetition here--and there are times that I actually find the guitar and vocals annoying (so I skip ahead--which is something I don't like to do and rarely do do).

Five star song: 3. "Queltehue (8:02) (9/10).

Four star songs: 2. "Cachudito (5:48) (8.5/10); 5. "Fio Fio (5:21) (8.5/10); 10. "Chuncho (7:30) (8.5/10); 4. "Chercan (4:01) (8/10); 8. "Loica (4:46) (8/10); 1. "Tenca (8:03) (8/10); 9. "Traro (6:20) (7.5/10); 11. "Garza (5:22) (7.5/10), and; 6. "Vari (4:12) (7/10).

Three star song: 7. "Pequen (4:29) (6.5/10).

A 3.5 star album. I'm rating it down for huge disappointment factor. Alados is quite a step down from Estirpe Litica--in virtually every way possible--especially in unrealized potential.

Review by ProgShine
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars It's not very easy for me to give a low rating for the second album by the Chilean band Homínido. I want to like the album in general, but it's just hard to.

The concept of the album is unique: they talk about the different types of birds found in the band's native land (Chile) and how their personalities may be related to human characteristics.

Couple this fact with the beautiful artwork on the cover and the booklet and my curiosity was high. I had listened to the band's previous album, Estirpe Lítica, but it did not excite me very much, anyway, I decided to give the band a new chance by listening to their new album Alados.

The truth is that Homínido is a good band and has good ideas (musically and otherwise), but it is also true that the sound of the band got lost a bit in the recording process. The production of the album is lacking and it is confusing, instruments everywhere (not always harmonized) and uneven sounds everywhere. Even with the interesting mix of elements (which at times remembers a bit the Brazilian band Los Hermanos - not a Progressive band) Alados is not much superior to the debut album and doesn't have that to offer in the end.

The new vocalist, Javier Briceño, is good, I like his voice, but in tracks like 'Vari' (a track that should have been cut off from the record) he is totally out of context, not to mention that there is not much variation in his vocal lines, but to be honest, there is not much variation in the sound of the band here for him to work with anyway. The fact that the album is almost 64 minutes long does not help much either.

I would like to see the band more tight and with a more professional recording, I believe this would do well for them, because the ideas and talent they have!

2.5 stars actually!

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