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BAALBEK

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Argentina


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Argentinian act BAALBEK was formed in October 1994, at first sporting the moniker Fata Morgana. Gonzalo Romero (guitars, keyboards), Fabian Vera (bass) and Pablo Gonzales (drums) were the founding members, but some time after the formation Pablo Clavijo (keyboards, sax) joined the band.

In 1995 the changed name to Baalbek, while in 1998 Clavijo leaves the band, replaced by Eduardo Gustavino (keyboards). One year later, in 1999, Baalbek hits the studio to record their debut effort, and in 2000 the album "Fata Morgana" is released.

At about that time Gonzalez has to temporarily leave the band, and from 2000 he is replaced by Andres Field (drums). Gonzalez returns again in 2002 though. At least one more line-up change have occured for this act - although it's not clearly stated when it happened Gustavino left the band sometimes after 2001, replaced by Ariel Mateos (keyboards).

The latest news update of this act dates back to 2007, and it is unclear whether they are a going concern or not at this point in time.

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3.69 | 13 ratings
Fata Morgana
2000

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3.69 | 13 ratings

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Fata Morgana
Baalbek Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Baalbek is a band from Argentina taken their name from an old city from Lebanon from 3000 BC. They released only one album in 2000 named Fata morgana. The name belong to Morgana Le Fey (later named Fata morgana) who was stepsister of Arthur the king of England. The quick introduction was made so about the music here. All the album is instrumental and is a cross between jazz-fusion a la Passport on some pieces, some prog metal elements on other pieces and some Steve Vai riffs and solos here and there. So a combination of almost everything that is good and well palyed in the world of music. This combination is Baalbek. Very strong album very well played with losts of time signature, nice moods, slow and smooth pieces, faster and great executed tracks. The musicians are unknown by me 'till this album was descoverd, but they are very skillfull and musicianship is top notch. I'm not mention the forte tracks because all are great. So in the end an underrated album by many listners, to me is a very solid album and desearve without hesitation 4 stars, i don't understand why is so band received here on PA. 4 star, recommended

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