Header

CLIMAX

Heavy Prog • Bolivia


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Climax picture
Climax biography
Painfully obscure trio from Bolivia that made a bold, raucous but jazzy and deceptively simple heavy prog during the early 1970's. The band formed in 1969 (or possibly even '68) and was constituted by guitarist/keyboardist/singer Jose EUGENIO, drummer Alvaro CORDOVA, and Javier SOLDIAS on bajo [a 12-string bass/guitar]. They recorded throughout the early '70s but no official album was released until 1974's 'Gusano Mecanico' on Discolandia. On the surface the material may remind more of hard rocking cousins Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix than anything Prog but the jazz elements, sense of experimentation, and clear influence from ELP and PINK FLOYD on certain cuts - as the three-part title on the '74 LP - leave very few doubts this is a vintage Heavy Prog band worth its salt.

-- Atavachron (David) --

Climax official website

CLIMAX MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

CLIMAX forum topics / tours, shows & news


CLIMAX forum topics Create a topic now
CLIMAX tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "climax"
Post an entries now

CLIMAX Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to CLIMAX

Buy CLIMAX Music


The Best Of Climax: Precious & FewThe Best Of Climax: Precious & Few
Fuel 2014
Audio CD$10.58
$10.57 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Climax Blues Band Rich Man 8 Track Tape eight USD $4.99 Buy It Now 33m 44s
CLIMAX BLUES BAND GOLD PLATED *SEALED* MINT! VINYL LP 33RPM USD $9.99 Buy It Now 56m 19s
Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction: Remastered NEW CD USD $15.17 Buy It Now 1h 10m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND -- Shine on -- 1978 LP release USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1h 22m
CLIMAX DENIAL All Of My Loves Are Like Dreams CD atrax morgue power electronics USD $11.98 Buy It Now 1h 44m
Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered * by Climax Golden Twins USD $8.34 Buy It Now 1h 48m
The Ohio Players "Climax" WB 1003 2xLP 12" Vinyl Record RS12 USD $14.70 Buy It Now 1h 57m
climax blues band sire shine on-sealed USD $9.95 Buy It Now 2h 7m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - COULDN'T GET IT RIGHT 7" VINYL NR MINT SBT 105 USD $1.54 [0 bids]
2h 14m
Climax Blues Band Shine On 8 Track Tape SEALED USD $6.00 Buy It Now 2h 27m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Sample And Hold LP 10 Track With Inner Sticker Tear To Front S USD $13.07 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Tightly Knit LP 10 Track EUROPEAN Akarma USD $28.02 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Tightly Knit LP 10 Track Sleeve Has Sticker Tear And Deletion USD $14.70 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Real To Reel LP 8 Track In Gatefold But Has Sticker Tear On Sl USD $7.77 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND S/t LP 12 Track Reissue In Gatefold Sleeve EUROPEAN A USD $37.36 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Sample And Hold LP 10 Track With Inner UK Virgin 1983 USD $16.34 Buy It Now 2h 28m
CLIMAX SPECIAL SAMPLER Various Artists LP 12 Track Studio 2 Stereo Issue Includi USD $7.77 Buy It Now 2h 28m
OHIO PLAYERS Climax LP 8 Track With Gatefold Sleeve Corner Cut US Westbound 197 USD $19.61 Buy It Now 2h 36m
PETE HAYCOCKS CLIMAX Total Climax LP 10 Track UK Nu Disc USD $13.07 Buy It Now 2h 37m
DISCO LP: DISCO TEMPO Climax Dancing Band USD $9.95 Buy It Now 2h 42m
Climax Blues Band Shine on PROMO 33 RPM, LP, Rock, Cov VG Rec EX Free Shipping USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 52m
VH1: 8-TRK FB: ONE HIT WONDERS -VAR (CD) CLIMAX OCEAN ESSEX MUNGO CHERRY STARLND USD $10.99 Buy It Now 3h 31m
Lot Of 9 records 45RPM Carly Simon climax Eric Clapton Three Dog Night. Bin 7 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 40m
THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND--YEARS 1968-1993 2CD SET 1997 SLIPCASE PLAYER FIREFALL USD $7.99 [0 bids]
4h 19m
CHUCK HEDGES & ALLAN VACHE Clarinet Climax Jazzology J-131 free uk post USD $15.56 Buy It Now 4h 21m
BEASTMILK - CLIMAX CD NEW+ USD $22.54 Buy It Now 4h 41m
Vinyl 45 Record-Climax-Life and Breath / Precious and Few Flashback Records USD $5.88 Buy It Now 4h 46m
PLATINUM Vol 1 cd Jackie WIlson/Beach Boys/Kenny Rogers/Chicago/Climax/Kingsmen USD $10.13 Buy It Now 4h 54m
CLIMAX CHICAGO RICH MAN Vinyl Lp 1973 Album N.Z. issue HARVEST LABEL SHSP 4024 USD $18.24 Buy It Now 5h 18m
GRAND ALLIANCE GA - CD Prog Rock Roye Albrighton Nektar Derek Holt Climax Blues USD $16.99 Buy It Now 6h 45m
Tightly Knit by Climax Blues Band (CD, Jun-1998, Plum Records) USD $11.99 Buy It Now 6h 48m
1981 CLiMAX BLUES BAND LUCKY FOR SOME Factory Sealed LP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 7h 50m
Climax Blues Band "Lucky For Some" 1981 Rock LP, Vinyl, Nice EX!, Promo USD $3.95 Buy It Now 8h
Vintage Album - CLIMAX BLUES BAND - GOLD PLATED 1976 Sire Records - Near Mint USD $7.99 [0 bids]
8h 19m
Climax Golden Twins - CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS [White Vinyl] 7" USD $17.49 Buy It Now 8h 27m
Climax Blues Band Lp Gold Plated Near Mint USD $4.99 Buy It Now 9h 4m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Shine On '78 LP ORIGINAL 1st US press NMint GATE FOLDED USD $4.99 Buy It Now 10h 20m
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND "SPREADING JOY" 1998 Canadian CD (14 tracks) MINT Unplayed USD $8.95 Buy It Now 10h 40m
Slum Village Climax Girl Sh**/CB4 Goodvibe 2000 OG 12" Jay J Dilla donuts USD $25.00 Buy It Now 11h 3m
(#RW12) CLIMAX JAZZ BAND LP / Climax Seventy-Nine USD $9.99 [0 bids]
11h 14m
Climax Blues Band LP Gold Plated 1976 Gatefold VG+ USD $9.95 Buy It Now 12h
Climax Blues LP Sense of Direction 1974 Sterling RL NM/EX USD $12.95 Buy It Now 12h
Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right ... Plus CD 1988 See For Miles Import USD $8.99 Buy It Now 12h 15m
The Tempos - Climax 102 - See You In September / Bless You My Love USD $1.99 Buy It Now 12h 20m
Al Stewart & Climax Blues Band*Vinyl 7"*No Reserve USD $3.99 Buy It Now 12h 53m
Fields - Rush Hour 12" UK Progressive House Climax Recordings 2005 USD $11.24 Buy It Now 14h 46m
Various- Climax Special Sampler LP USD $3.11 Buy It Now 15h 58m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND: Reap What I'ved Sowed / Mono 45 (dj) Rock & Pop USD $8.00 Buy It Now 16h 24m
AURORA B Good Love 12" 3 Track Full On Climax Mix B/w 12" Extended Groover Mix A USD $7.77 Buy It Now 17h 48m
CLIMAX ORCHESTRA Interaction 12" 3 Track B/w Nite Rate Mix And Lsd Mix UK Chall USD $3.89 Buy It Now 17h 48m
EG FULLALOVE Aint It What You Need 12" 4 Track 2 F Climax Mix US Eromlig USD $3.89 Buy It Now 17h 49m
GUSTO WIDGET Climax 12" 4 Track B/w Ripe Mix And Slave And Slave Vibe Source Mi USD $7.77 Buy It Now 17h 50m
KIM ENGLISH Supernatural 12" 4 Track Hula's Superdeep Vocal Mix Promo B/w Climax USD $3.89 Buy It Now 17h 52m
STUDIO 2 STEREO CLIMAX SPECIAL SAMPLER - 12" LP RECORD - USD $12.73 Buy It Now 18h 14m
CLIMAX 45PS PRECIOUS AND FEW GERMANY USD $8.00 Buy It Now 18h 30m
Climax Blues Band Stamp Album LP Sire SASD-7507 1975 Vinyl USD $9.99 Buy It Now 21h 56m
Golden Oldies Volume 2 CD Classic 60s 70s Rock Shirelles Ritchie Valens Climax USD $7.29 Buy It Now 22h 26m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Lucky For Some Lp MINT- (Minus) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 22h 48m
Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated LP USD $4.28 Buy It Now 23h 6m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND- "COULDN'T GET IT RIGHT"- SIRE 736- PROMO- MONO/STEREO USD $1.99 [0 bids]
23h 11m
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - Makin' Love / The Gospel Singer - PROMO NEAR MINT- 1978 USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Pete Haycock Band - Livin' It cd 1992 Climax Blues Band Mike Stevens INTERPRESS USD $44.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band A Lot Of Bottle EX Sire psych blues USD $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Climax Blues Band FM/Live SEALED ORIG 2LP psych USD $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
CLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND Rich Man CD NEW OLD STOCK GERMAN IMPORT REISSUE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND A Lot Of Bottle CD NEW OLD STOCK GERMAN IMPORT REISSUE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band - Shine On LP USD $7.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band 10 x 8 1980 Warner Brothers Publicity Photo USD $15.57 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Rag - Percy Humphrey (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.62 Buy It Now 1 day
PILLOW CD CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS ALBUM 1998 NIGHT NIGHT SERIES VOLUME 1 USD $20.00 [0 bids]
1 day
The Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right 7" Vinyl USD $3.72 Buy It Now 1 day
Stan Kenton - Climax LP USD $9.34 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band LUCKY FOR SOME Remastered REPERTOIRE Digipak NEW SEALED CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Couldn't Get It Right, Gotta Have More Love 2x7" USD $2.41 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock 45 Climax - Precious And Few / Park Preserve On Carousel USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ROCK 45 CLIMAX BLUES BAND Horizontalized on Warner Bros. Records USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Real to Reel EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL 1979 SIRE GF LP USD $11.96 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND Lucky For Some EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL 1981 WARNER BROS LP USD $11.96 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND SHINE ON EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL 1978 SIRE LP PROMO COPY! USD $11.96 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND FM / LIVE EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL 1973 SIRE DBL STERLING LP USD $13.96 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band - FM / Live - Double British Blues-Blues Rock Vinyl LP USD $3.99 [1 bids]
1 day
Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right b/w Fat Maybellene EX Cond 7" Single USD $4.28 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock 45 Sonny Geraci And Climax - Walking In The Georgia Rain / Picnic In The Ra USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock NM! 45 CLIMAX BLUES BAND Together And Free on Sire 7" 7 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - Gotta Have More Love / One For Me And You - PROMO NEAR MINT- USD $3.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band Tightly Knit SASD-7517 VG+ USD $6.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock Nm! 45 Climax Blues Band - Together And Free / Berlin Blues On Sire USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CURVED AIR CLIMAX BLUES BAND Poster size LP & Tour advert 1975 Cutting/Clipping USD $15.57 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND GOLD PLATED Japan mini lp cd USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Ohio Players "Climax" GATEFOLD WESTBOUND RECORDS R&B LP USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Climax Blues Band 45 record I Love You / Horizontalized Warner 1980 pop music USD $5.50 [0 bids]
1 day
? Climax Blues Band - Flying the Flag (KSHE classic) PS USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - STAMP ALBUM lp *OOP - RARE* USD $4.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Classical Climax - London Symphony Orchestra (CD) USD $3.10 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND 'Gotta Have More Love' 1980 Dutch 7"/45 rpm vinyl single USD $7.77 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOR CLIMAX - Plug It In (2008) - CD Album - 11 Tracks - NEW/Sealed USD $7.40 Buy It Now 1 day
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - I LOVE YOU - 7" VINYL 1980 WARNER BROTHERS USD $12.44 Buy It Now 1 day
45 rpm - CLIMAX - PRECIOUS AND FEW Sunny Geraci, vocalist for THE OUTSIDERS VG+ USD $4.95 Buy It Now 1 day
COPENHAGEN CLIMAX/SOUNDTRACK SEALED VINYL ALBUM USD $31.13 Buy It Now 1 day
Scarce Climax Blues Band-FM/Live....Plus CD, French Pressing USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day


More places to buy CLIMAX music online Buy CLIMAX & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for CLIMAX DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

CLIMAX shows & tickets


CLIMAX has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

CLIMAX discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

CLIMAX top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.68 | 12 ratings
Gusano Mecanico
1974

CLIMAX Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CLIMAX Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

CLIMAX Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CLIMAX Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

CLIMAX Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Gusano Mecanico by CLIMAX album cover Studio Album, 1974
2.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Gusano Mecanico
Climax Heavy Prog

Review by PROGNATURE BEAST

4 stars I don't "get" the low ratings and the negative reviews on this one.... frankly, I trust only my ears at last. Whatever, I think we have an excellent Southamerican psych heavy prog album here. A Bolivian power trio who promises to blow your mind and is inspired equally by Jazz in general, Cream, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Keith Moon, Keith Emerson in particular. The music is mainly instrumental because you dont need a voice with so good playing. Bass and drums really compliments one the other and both, pave the way for Jose Eugenio's energetic and psychedelic guitar pyrotechnics that never stay in one place. Also, in rare occasions you get Eugenio's Keys in a NICE psychedelic manner ! Obviously, I like Climax powerhouse very much and find them in close (and strong) competition with other European acts of the period especially the German ones (check out the similar and more experimental sounds of the " Silberbart " group alone). It strikes me more that this gem never came out on cd.... Four stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Gusano Mecanico by CLIMAX album cover Studio Album, 1974
2.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Gusano Mecanico
Climax Heavy Prog

Review by Sagichim
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

3 stars A while ago I managed to listen to a video posted in our respectable forum, and although the sound quality was poor something grabbed me, what I remember hearing between the lines is great guitar, fast rhythm and some nice percussion. Placing this one on my turntable, at first I thought this is nice and energetic, but repeated listenings revealed that there isn't much behind this album.

This trio from Bolivia were much more influenced by the playing of artists like Hendrix, Blackmore and Budgie rather than the progressive rock presented by Yes or ELP, they just wanna rock. The music is leaning heavily on the wild guitar played by Jose Eugenio leaving drummer Alvaro Cordova no choice but to follow him on their quest to fast-madness city. The music is mainly going on one direction and is not trying to branch out to much, they are certainly not trying to be the world's biggest rock band. The compositions here were written as guide lines to the band to jam on, the riffs are fast and rocky and always leading to some crazy jamming with electric guitar soloing. One refreshing addition are the percussions accompanying the music and giving it a southern american tribal vibe, really cool although in some cases are useless and does not add anything, they should have censored it a little bit to a greater effect, but I don't mind, it is better than not having it at all.

What we have here in this short LP are six compositions (if you can call them like this), all are played with enormous amount of energy, maybe too much energy, there is no logical line that the band is following or developing, it's as if they are not listening to each other. The drummer is clearly on a few ecstasy pills, it doesn't matter what the other two are playing he's always improvising like a mad man, he can't just lay back and produce a good beat or throw a few imaginative ideas, it's really tedious at some point. Guitars has some good riffing and a few occasional good solo moments, his playing is furious and fiery but lacks any feel, he's one of those fast guitar player dudes that doesn't really know how to generate anything good, but gets something nice by accident. But actually I've heard far worse albums than this, some moments does work out nicely and I gotta give them some credit for their enthusiastic playing. "Pachacuttec" is the album's opener and although it starts very promising, the band just didn't know how to go from one idea to the next so they just faded away in the middle of the song and turned right away with something different, stating that they weren't that creative or experienced in writing an effective essential prog piece, still as a whole this track actually works fine and the music is ok. "Gusano Mecanico" the album's title song can be considered as the highlight and their most progy track, since it does switch from one part to the other and have an overall progy feel. Since the drums are filling an importanat role here, the band thought it would be wise to include a drum solo track, like we didn't hear enough drums already. I'm glad it didn't lasted more than 3 minutes, as nice as it is. The closing track actually shows some diversity, featuring a jazzy tune and a more relaxed atmosphere, with some nice piano.

The album has "debut" written all over it, since it's supposed to be fun and energetic but it still contains all the mistakes a band can do on their first album, which is fine and acceptable. They should have worked on and polished their compositions more, before recording the album. So if you are a guitar freak or just like high energy music without being so progressive, this is a good find.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Gusano Mecanico by CLIMAX album cover Studio Album, 1974
2.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Gusano Mecanico
Climax Heavy Prog

Review by Ivan_Melgar_M
Special Collaborator Symphonic Prog Specialist

2 stars About a week ago, while searching my LP's collection I found a rarity called "Gusano Eléctrico" (Electric Worm) by the Bolivian band CLIMAX, I remember buying it in the mid 70's just because the store dealer told me it was good Rock from Bolivia, and had forgotten why haven't listened it for almost 35 years.

So placed it on my old turntable expecting some Andean Rock with the class of Los Kjarkas, but the explanation of why it was gathering moth in a box fell by it's own weight, the album is absolutely amateur to say the best, I honestly don't know why it was added, because it's some sort of very late Psyche, with some leanings towards folk, but with an incredible lack of imagination and no Prog connection or originality.

"Pachacutec (Rey de Oro)" (Pachacutec King of Gold) opens the album and the first question comes to my mind...What are this guys doing?

It's obvious that they are trying to play of Andean Hard Rock, but the folk component is so poor that gets lost inside the horrendous distorted guitars, there's absolutely no coherence or structure, they seem to jam without any purpose or idea, it's clear that the guitarist is a Jimmy Hendrix wannabe, but of course very far from the original.

When I listen "Transfusión de Luz" (Light Transfusion), I wonder why they took the time to write it as a separate song from "Pachacutec ...", they could just had made the first track longer and add some vocals, it's exactly the same chaos, but even worst because the vocals.

By this point a second question arises...Why did they credit keyboards if I can hear none? It's just a noisy guitar shredding and a fast drummer who abuses of the cymbals.

"Cuerpo Eléctrico - Embrión de Reencarnación" (Electric Body - Reincarnation Embryo) is as lack of sense as the name of the track, the song is more calmed but the drummer continues playing as in the same tempo as in the first two tracks, at last I can listen a bit of keyboards lost behind the loud guitar but nothing special.

Close to the end there's a break that seems to announce a radical change, but it's just a loud Blues that you can listen in any pub...Where is the Prog?

"Gusano Mecánico" (Mechanic Worm) seems to be a multi part 10 minutes epic (well at least in the credits), but still I don't know what this guys are trying to do, an Emerson inspired keyboard gives some hopes, but the drummer continues playing the first track (as he has done up to this point), and ruins the effort of the band do something different......It's evident that trying is not a synonymous of achieving, because the multi parts can't be noticed and the sound is as basic and loud as in the rest of the album.

"Prana - Energía Vital" (Prana - Vital Energy) is a pleonasm, because Prana means Vital Energy in Sanskrit, but it's a pompous name for a drum solo of 3 minutes.

The album ends with "Cristales Soñadores" (Dreamy Crystals), a jazzy but repetitive track with nothing special or worth to be mentioned, they base their sound in a couple of chords repeated ad nauseam while the guitar keeps jamming without any idea of what they are trying.

I won't insist in my question about the Prog connection of this band, because everybody in the mid 70's had some relation with our beloved genre, and I respect the teams opinion, but I have to say that hardly heard an album with less imagination than this one, loud, chaotic and lack of originality, will go with 2 stars, even when 1.5 would be the correct rating.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Gusano Mecanico by CLIMAX album cover Studio Album, 1974
2.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Gusano Mecanico
Climax Heavy Prog

Review by Atavachron
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars A band so obscure and album so painfully rare it makes those underground acetate reissues look like garden variety pop and the only Bolivian group listed in these archives, Climax is a rough and scratchy sheep in wolf's clothing, a progressive power trio in the finest tradition that bloozes its way through this only release from 1974. They'd been together since around '69 and it shows, with plenty of post-Cream atmosphere, the bass-heavy swing of Zep, Hendrix's acid funk, and the not-quite-right jazz of Tempest.

But there is definitely something else going on here. You can let the fumbling grandeur of 'Pachacuttec' roll over you but you'd miss the subtle Latin hints, continual variance, and Alavaro Cordova's not so subtle Keith Moon drums. You may dismiss 'Tranfusioin de Luz' as mere Page-baiting with its near-distaterous tempo and awful guitar solos, and you'd be right. And 'Cuerpo Electrico' sounds like all the B-list heavy psych you ever heard rolled into one unsure cement block of love, face-blushing mistakes and all. But then there's the 3 part title cut and suddenly guitarist/singer Jose Eugenio's keyboard breaks out the Keith Emerson and we have a whole new ball game, a heavy prog opus in miniature that belies this band's shameless lack of polish. It makes us realize there was mediocre Prog that still cooked and had hidden away in it something for those wishing to dig a little deeper, made by unassuming musicians who wanted to be part of what was happening. The piece is an epic in a toilet and Cordova, Eugenio and 12-string bass player Javier Soldias were ambitious if woefully inadequate. The result is rather fascinating, a brief meeting of the salty dog bluesmen of the 1960s and art rock sophistry that was to follow.

Only recommended to those willing to jump into this ice-cold water but if your taste for raucous and leathery heavy prog of the vintage variety needs saitiating, check em out one Sunday afternoon.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to atavachron for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.53 seconds