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3.40 | 13 ratings | 3 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Suite: Pensamiento Y Vida (7:45)
2. Javier Dejo De Ser Nino (3:45)
3. Cueno De Una Nina (6:58)
4. Mas Cerca Del Horizonte Eterno (4:23)
5. Empezando Por Uno Mismo (2:59)
6. Ciudad Mirame (6:48)
7. Ahora Que Estamos Solos (2:30)
8. Pausa Para Una Ciudad Que Espia (1:19)

Total Time: 36:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Daniel Mendez / acoustic & electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
- Roberto Mendez / acoustic & electric guitar, lute, vocals
- Claudio Pedra / piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, synthesizer
- Robi Massarotto / bass, vocals
- Luis Yanes / drums, percussion

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LP MRD-2004

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ETERNIDAD Apertura ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (54%)
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Review by b_olariu
3 stars Totaly obscure one shot wonder from Argentina named Eternidad with their one and only album released in octobre 1977 named Apertura after that disbanded a year later gone into oblivion. Eternidad offer a kind of prog folk with some fusion elements and some symphonic traces here and there, only sporadicaly but exists, but the main part is a folk band very much similar in places with Los Jaivas or Horizonte. Some fine moments are on opening track Suite: Pensamiento Y Vida and Cueno De Una Nina, nice keybords and choruses, the rest are folk with prog traces, not bad really but nothing really groundbreaking aswell. Nice flute and overall atmosphere instrumental parts here are great on Ciudad Mirame, nice voice, smooth with pleasent passages. Re issued on CD in 2004 by Mardel-X. Nice album overall, with some memorable parts, but far from being excellent. 3 solid stars.
Review by apps79
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3 stars Argentinian band's Eternidad roots can be found in a Folk Rock duo, established in 1971 by brothers Daniel Mendez (guitars, harmonica, vocals) and Roberto Mendez (guitars, lute, vocals).This early outfit would evolve into a 5-piece line-up around mid-70's, featuring also Claudio Pedra on various keyboards and piano, Robi Massarotto on bass/vocals and Luis Yanes on drums/percussion.With the help of guest musicians Antonio Agri on violin and Dino Saluzzi on bandoneon they recorded their sole album ''Apertura'' in 1977 for the Cabal label, the main distributor of Pastoral's albums.

While they went widely unnoticed, Eternidad played an intricate Progressive/Folk Rock with impressive changes between electric leads and acoustic experiments, often overpowered by the symphonic-oriented keyboard work of Claudio Pedra.They somehow come as a mix between PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI, PASTORAL and LA MAQUINA DE HAJER PARAJOS, offering intricate folky soundscapes, sensitive multi-vocal lines and quirky, symphonic keyboard themes with the organ and piano in evidence.Actually the longer tracks remind me a lot of YES with some very rich instrumental parts, based on complicated structures, usually breaking into acoustic paths with flute and mandolin in the forefront.The superb alternations between the STEVE HOWE-like guitar chops, the smooth folky interplays and the more grandiose keyboard textures are definitely worth investigating.The shorter pieces are more deeped into Folk music with romantic vocals, lots of acoustic guitars, some Clasical-drenched violin and keyboards in the background as a supporting instrument.But even these tracks contain their own charm, calm and dreamy soundscapes with a flawless lyricism and a soft, pastoral atmosphere in a light rural style.

Shortly after the album's release Luis Yanes was replaced by Daniel Torrigiane, who was the drummer of Eternidad during the presentation of ''Apertura''.However the band would not live much, as they seem to have disbanded not long after this line-up change.

''Apertura'' was reissued on CD by the Mardel-X label and is a great example of symphonic-inclined Folk Rock with dense, interesting arrangements and mellow acoustic underlines.Strongly recommended to fans of the style and groups like PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI, HOELDERLIN or Germans EDEN...3.5 stars.

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5 stars It was interesting to read the reviews written here. The special collaborator "apps79" nailed it spot-on, when comparing Eternidad to Yes. When I first heard the album, the first thing that came to my mind was "this is what Yes would've sounded like if they were a prog folk band". I've basically ... (read more)

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