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3.25 | 19 ratings | 5 reviews | 16% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Todo O Tempo Do Mundo (2:46)
2. Trancado Por Dentro (6:29)
3. Limites (6:15)
4. Por Enquanto (3:45)
5. Círculos (7:57)
6. Vozes... Vozes... (6:51)
7. Porém... Quanto? (3:41)
8. Nós (6:58)
9. Relatividade (4:49)
10. Passatempo (3:21)
11. A Prece (6:57)
12. Enfim... (0:07)

Total Time: 59:56

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Line-up / Musicians

AlexL / bass, mandolin, sequenced drums, E-Bow, flute-dulce, glockenspiel, guitar, percussion, samplers, keys, 12-string acoustic guitar, acoustic guitars, vocals, lyrics & arrangements

With:
- André Poyart, Débora Garcia, Guilherme Schnabl, Lôis Lancaster, Marco Assumpção, Maurício Rizzo, Penélope & Vani Ribeiro / vocals
- André Santos & Daniel Andrade / violins
- Artur Andrés / flutes
- Cléber Soares / trumpet
- Eduardo Guimarães / trombone bass
- Einar / saxophone Tenor
- Gabriel Gagliano / clarinet
- Gabriela Sepúlveda / cello
- Henrique Costa Lima, Rómulo Mattos & Toninho Mota / guitars
- Henrique Ludgero / drums & attack cymbals
- Léo Fuks / oboes
- Liliane Farias / xylophone
- Marcos Nogueira / piano
- Sérgio / trombone Tenor

Releases information

Label: Rock Symphony
#RSLN 101 (2004)

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ALEXL Triz ratings distribution


3.25
(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
16%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
42%
Good, but non-essential (32%)
32%
Collectors/fans only (11%)
11%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by Anthony H.
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3 stars AlexL: Triz [2004]

Rating: 6/10

Triz is the sole solo effort from Brazilian musician Alexandre Loureiro. This is quite an obscure release, and I know next to nothing about this guy beyond the bio here on PA. However, I'm glad that I stumbled upon this album. The music here is an eclectic amalgamation of classical, folk, jazz, and traditional prog. A large cast of musicians and vocalists are recruited to back Alex up. The result is a solid, albeit flawed and somewhat artificial-sounding, collection of diverse progressive rock.

"Todo o Tempo do Mundo" is an atmospheric piano intro that opens the album in a strong fashion. "Trancado Por Dentro" is a folky track with acoustic guitar and other strings accompanying the keys, vocals, and throbbing bass. I like most of this track, even though the vocal section in the middle is a rather lame "Do ri me fa so la ti do" exercise. "Limites" continues with the folky atmosphere. Excellent flute and vocal work dominate, but the track drags on a bit. "Por Enquanto" is on the heavier side (at least within the context of this album). This is one of the weaker tracks here; it sounds rather synthetic. The pleasant "Circulos" begins in a decidedly Gentle-Giant-like manner. Acoustic guitar and bass take the lead yet again. "Vozes? Vozes" alternates between piano and folky passages. The instrumental interplay at the end of this song is quite impressive. "Porem? Quanto?" begins in a surprisingly avant manner. The jazzy instrumentation is excellent, and the mallet work gives this track a Zappaesque feel. "Nos" is by far the best song on the album. The vocals are catchy, the piano is a wonderful, and electric guitar ties everything together perfectly. The soloing at the end is also excellent. "Realatividade" features some Wakeman-style keyboards and more pleasant acoustics. "Passatempo" is a fairly uninteresting vocal-oriented acoustic piece. The vocally-driven and slightly operatic "A Prece" comes next, the twelve-second "Enfim?" closes the album.

While this is a good album, I can't help but get a sense of artificiality when I listen to it. The programmed drums probably have a lot to do with this, but many vocal parts also sound rather mechanical. The songwriting and musicianship is quite good on Triz, but I can't truly connect with the music. There's not too much more to say for this one - it's a good album, but it certainly isn't on the top of my obscure prog list.

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Posted Monday, May 23, 2011

Review by apps79
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3 stars Brazilian composer Alexandre Loureiro was born in 1967 in Rio de Janeiro.Parallel to his courses as an electronic technician, he studied music at the Villa-Lobos School of Music, where he started getting in touch with 70's music.In late-80's he started composing original material, while soon he became involved in various local groups such as Raika and Turangalila and worked as a professional musician.He even worked as an actor, before returning to university during the 90's to take courses on composition.From 1997 and on he focused on recording his own music, a process which lasted over 6 years with pieces being recorded in various studios and with the help of numerous musicians.Finally in 2004, having already adapted the nickname of Alexl, his sole album ''Triz'' saw the light on Musea Records.

Six years of hard and patient work were eventually translated into a lovely Progressive Rock album with strong inspirations from Classical and Folk Music, using an army of musicians, who could handle different string and wind instruments and building the sound on the principles of 70's Progressive Rock with leading instruments being the bass, guitar, drums and keyboards.Alexl's only release reminds me of his compatriots TERRENO BALDIO, a group heavily influenced by GENTLE GIANT, as the music is based on elaborate acoustic lines, polyphonic harmonies, gentle keyboard textures and complicated instrumentals.The traditional elements are more than evident through these acoustic textures , the use of flutes, xylophone and violins and the creation of rural textures.But Alexl delivers also a strong essence of Chamber Music through series of string and wind sections, where the Progressive Rock attitude is still present through the bass and drum executions.His most complicated ideas are reminiscent of YES: Tricky keyboard themes, massive electroacoustic changes, angular use of electric piano and synthesizers and endless breaks from melodious moves to chaotic instrumental forces with technical yet convincing plays.Great arrangements with a rich instrumental enviroment and even some light jazzy vibes here and there, while even the multi-vocal parts are worked to the last detail.

An impressive work along the lines of GENTLE GIANT, containing the true spirit of progressive music.Strongly recommended to say the least...3.5 stars.

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4 stars To claim that Triz fails as a great Prog Rock Album because is not rock is a blasphemy. Other than the "newcomers" of prog metal and others who don't want to pass as "progressive" to catch with the new Renaissance of Progressive Rock most of the music in the Prog Rock is FUSION coming from rea ... (read more)

Report this review (#117055) | Posted by everprog | Sunday, April 01, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I received and listen this one yesterday, on behalf of various reviews -others than on this site where the two previous critics are somewhat tiedous, and due to promotional presentation of Musea by which i ordered it. While i come on a daily base on this site, that is the first time that i sen ... (read more)

Report this review (#113810) | Posted by bertolino | Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Triz is an album recorded by Alexl which is a Gentle Giant wannabe from Brazil. These guys really true to be as good GG, however , they fail to do that! The singers really try to be like the guys of GG, and they actually don't suceeded in doing that. Its selection of instruments is rich, but i ... (read more)

Report this review (#36861) | Posted by Dan Yaron | Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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