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3.34 | 14 ratings | 4 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fuente ovejuna (4:42)
2. Viento de otono (4:00)
3. Vitral (3:15)
4. Nueva epoca (3:55)
5. Fanfarria (4:11)
6. Homenaje (5:05)
7. Transcurso (1:15)
8. Nocturno (6:30)
9. Nguillatun (4:42)
10. Mantra (6:25)
11. Danza (1:09)

Total Time: 44:09

Line-up / Musicians

- Félix Carbone / drums, percussion
- Francisco Cortez / vocals, bass, cello
- Ismael Cortez / acoustic & electric guitars, vocals

Releases information

CD Via Producciones

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TRYO Crudo ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (64%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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TRYO Crudo reviews

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Review by Cesar Inca
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars In "Crudo", their sophomore album, the Chilean ensemble Tryo made an explicit exhibition of their two musical facets, the electric one and the acoustic one, although not integrated yet, but each one filling a different half of the album. The first 6 tracks are played live on a stage of the city of Viña del Mar, with the band sticking to the power trio format. The remaining tracks are conceived in the vein of chamber music with an array of classica lguitar, cello and assorted percussions, featuring vibraphone. It is easy to notice that the band prefers to work on these two sides separately in order to help the mature before they get intertwined as they would be in their excellent two following efforts "Patrimonio" and "Dos Mundos". Mostly, the band uses its electric sources as a medium for extrovertive expressions, while the acoustic stuff is aimed at the creation of introspective ambiences. The opener 'Fuenteovejuna' is a shorter rendition of a track (one of the best) from their eponymous debut album, in this way settling a kind of emotional heat shared with the audience. 'Fuenteovejuna' is pure Tryo trademark: a mixture of Crimsonian prog, heavy rock and jazz-based textures. 'Viento de Otoño' sets an emphasis on the jazz factor: the subtle guiar chord progressions display an evocative nucleus akin to the title's message (translated: 'Autumn Breeze'). The guitar lead that appears somewhere in the middle is constrained enough not to break the track's overall spirit. 'Vitral' and 'Nueva Épca' are more explicitly muscular, with an added touch of sophistication that allows the band to flee the usual hard rock clichés: the use of complex rhythmic shifts and dense nuances is fluidly created by the threesome in constant inner dialogue. I personally regret that 'Vitral' doesn't last longer, since I feel that it's got enough hook to justify a further expansion. but that's how it is, and as it is it's OK. 'Fanfarria' is focused on the band's most explosive side in a display of rocking energy recycled through progressive ornaments. 'Homenaje' closes down the live portion with a powerful Zeppelin-esque array carefully laid over a jazz- rock skeleton: arguably, this track comprises the best performance by the rhythm section in the album. 'Transcurso', which is only a brief sequence of crickets and birds' sounds among dew drops in a forest, kicks off the album's second half. 'Nocturno' is a 3- section piece in which the classical guitar and the cello join forces in a delicate sonic marriage that protrays melancholy and mystery in a most refined way: the percussive input is eerie and subtle, yet quite relevant to fulfill the piece's whole mood. You can tell from this track alone that these guys really have come to master the art of saying much with soft acoustic music. 'Nguillatun' is even mre mysterious, even somber at places: the constraint acoustic guitar chords, the floating cello lines and the evocative solution provided by the hand drums, all together bring a pleasant landscape to the listener's mind. 'Mantra' brings back the melancholy of 'Nocturno' albeit with a slightly higher degree of intensity, a notion that is properly confirmed at the fourht minute, which is when an enthusiastic ethnic motif emerges, showing off tropical colors. 'Danza' occupies the album's last minute, with a nacoustic reprise of one motif from 'Fuenteovejuna'. All in all, "Crudo" is a faithful testimony of Tryo's maturity as an ensemble, and a clea ranticipation of more brilliant things to come. All those who are still in awe with the beauty of the band's 2005 effort "Viajes" will be able to undertand it better if they get acquainted with this album' second half.
Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Two years after Tryo's debut another release through Via Producciones appears in the horizon, this time recorded live under the title ''Crudo''.The always sophisticated French label Musea was responsible for landing this CD overseas the same year.

The first half of ''Crudo'' is delivered in a style already known by this excellent trio of Chilean instrumentalists: A powerful, complicated and heavy Progressive Rock with dynamic Fusion mannerisms, somewhere between mid-70's KING CRIMSON and a harder MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA with strong essence of JOHN MCLAUGHLIN and ROBERT FRIPP workouts, divided in loose grooves, crazy solos and complex guitar lessons.The rhythm section is absolutely fantastic with deep and breezy bass lines next to some superb, technical drumming.Scratching riffs, furious rhythmic tones and sudden changes create skillful and virtuosic music all the way.The monumental ''Nueva epoca'' along with the following ''Fanfarria'' are two of the best examples of frenetic Heavy Fusion with a high technical level, full of impressive gears and breaks.Around the middle the sound of birds on ''Transcurso'' will try to introduce the listener to a completely different mood.What comes next is the total acoustic performance of Tryo, somewhere between Acoustic and Chamber Music.Electric guitars give their place to classical ones, bass is replaced by cello and the drums by percussion.These come as series of Tryo on melancholic, acoustic crescendos with nostalgic vibes, Ethnic orientations and Classical atmospheres, far from their heavier side and deep into more dreamy and trippy stylings.

I admit the second part is not exactly dissapointing, but definitely far from the tastes of the average Prog or Rock fan.Nevertheless, even these pieces are executed with sincere love, evolving into smooth, atmospheric cuts.Regarding the first half, no accurate words can describe Tryo's impressive performance, absolutely essential for lovers of dense, instrumental Prog.A bit of an uneven release, still strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

Latest members reviews

3 stars It seems to me like Tryo had more potential, but they haven't used it totally, or at least in this album (together with "Dos Mundos", that gives me a similar impression). They are good musicians and reaches great levels in the compositions, but only in certain moments. And songs like 'Vitral' an ... (read more)

Report this review (#139917) | Posted by Proglodita | Saturday, September 22, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars would give it a 3.5 stars... tracks 1 to 6 are LIVE, the other half of the album is acoustic oriented (cello, guitar, marimba and percussions) but recorded on studio. king crimson influenced, 70's jazz fussion, 80's metal... but really the best part is the highly technical classical composition ... (read more)

Report this review (#70434) | Posted by | Friday, February 24, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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