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RAIMUNDO RODULFO

Symphonic Prog • Venezuela


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RAIMUNDO RODULFO is a Venezuelan multi instrumentalist born in Maracay in 1970, since the age of 7 joined the Children Symphonic Orchestra as a violin player, at the age of 12 started to study by himself classical guitar and at the age of 14 moves to electric guitar.

From 1986 to 1992 he joins several bands where he starts to blend classical elements with Rock music and a strong touch of ethnic sounds from his country but in 1992 he decides to pursue a career as soloist.

His influences are pretty clear, the listener can easily notice strong elements from STEVE HACKETT (Mainly) but also from KING CRIMSON; ELP and EKSEPTION but with an absolutely characteristic approach that makes his music so unique.

It's not until the dawning of the new century that he self produces his debut called "Dreams", a conceptual sci fi album very interesting for the Symphonic fan, soon in 2001 he releases his second album called "The Dream Concerto" for Guitar, band and Chamber Oprchestra in 3 movements, for this ambitious project he works with 15 musicians like the well known Andrés Briceño, Carlos Rodriguez and Pedro Briceño.

I honestly thought that his career suddenly stopped in this point, but checking his official website found "To Live a Dream - Official Bootleg" (2003) and "To Live a Dream 2 - Official Bootleg" full downloadable albums from his performances in Baja Prog among others, this two virtual releases are for free only for the persons who bought his two first releases.


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Mare Et TerraMare Et Terra
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3.00 | 6 ratings
Dreams
2000
4.00 | 6 ratings
Mare Et Terra
2009
3.60 | 10 ratings
Open Mind
2013

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3.48 | 8 ratings
The Dreams Concerto
2002

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Suite Dantesca
2014

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 The Dreams Concerto by RODULFO, RAIMUNDO album cover Live, 2002
3.48 | 8 ratings

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The Dreams Concerto
Raimundo Rodulfo Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars In 2002 Raimundo Rodulfo released his second album in an even more ambitious manner than his debut.''The dreams concerto'' features no less than 15 musicians on acoustic and modern, electric instruments, while Rodulfo plays all kind of guitars plus mandolin, bass and percussions.The album was yet another self-released production by the Venezuelean musician and composer.

''The dreams concerto'' is split in three very long movements, each serving a specific scope regarding the needs of Rodulfo and company.The first one, which is also the closest to Classic Progressive Rock, clocks at 28 minutes and comes in a Symphonic Rock vein with very delicate musicianship and lovely female vocals.Comparisons with PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI and Argentinians M.I.A. are unquestionable.A long suite, that often passes through forms of Classical and Folk Music, and offers a romantic Progressive Rock with rich orchestrations.Beautiful guitar work by Rodulfo to go along with melancholic string sections and pastoral flute lines, while there are also quite a few breaks into acoustic themes with a rural aura.The second movenent is about 17 minutes long and presents Rodulfo's more experimental and artistic style, not because of the complexity of the music, but mainly because Rodulfo tries to combine mathematical models into music forms.The music here is somewhere between Symphonic Rock and Fusion with some vibes from Swedish act ISILDURS BANE, where virtuosic and complicated ideas meet jazzier elements through the use of saxes and more technical bass and drum parts.KING CRIMSON is another good reference point.This piece is all instrumental, musically very intricate but not entirely convincing.The third and last movement, which is also the longest one (about 33 minutes long) shows Rodulfo's impressive musical background and deep music knowledge, but on the other hand it tends to be close to an academic performance.This is a mellow suite conducted for Chamber orchestra and classical guitar with strong Folk and Jazz elements along with Classical-influenced string lines, that offer a superb musicianship at moments.Its second part eventually introduces again the electric instruments and present a somewhat Neo-Classical Rock with impressive orchestrations and a convincing combination of string instruments with rock elements around.Rodulfo's playing remains deeply virtuosic yet always sensitive, with a soft guitar touch and long, melodic solos.

Very talented musician.His works are not everybody's cup of tea.As a result ''The dreams concerto'' is yet another R.Rodulfo album, which requires plenty of your time to be fully appreciated.But the result is trully satisfying.Warmly recommended.

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 Dreams by RODULFO, RAIMUNDO album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.00 | 6 ratings

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Dreams
Raimundo Rodulfo Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars A talented guitarist from Maracay,Venezuela, Raimundo Rodulfo was born in 1970 and before becoming an adult he had already took lessons for violin, classical and electric guitar.After being part of several groups he focused on composing hiw own material.By the dawn of the new millenium Rodulfo manages to release his first ambitious and indepedently released album ''Dreams'', where he was joined by several session musicians on bass, drums, violin, keyboards and sax.

Containing six long instrumental tracks along with a 21-min. grand suite,the album kicks off with a pair of great compositions, based on the changing sections between delicate flutes, classical-influenced violin parts and Rodulfo's virtuosic guitar playing as well as careful interplays obviously in a classic Symphonic Rock style, not unlike mid-70's PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI.The PFM resemblance continues with the next ''New Horizons'', this time Rodulfo focuses on his elegant classical guitar and this is a Symphonic/Folk Rock piece with plenty of violins and flutes to be heard.''Brainstorm'' sees the album's hero exploring the Fusion territory with complex guitar playing along with dominant keyboards and violins and lots of complicated interplaying.Rodulfo returns on his Folk-influenced side with ''Hard Times'',an all acoustic track scanning Classical Music,Folk and Jazz in a decent mix with fine results.''Math & Arts'' is the jazzier composition in here,Rodulfo's guitar work reminds a bit of early SANTANA with some dissonant parts to be found,still he throws in some Classical-influenced breaks and melodies here and there.The ultra-long closing Symphonic Rock/Fusion suite ''Universal Codes'' holds all of this album's flaws and remarkable moments: Virtuosic electric guitar work, acoustic textures with echoes of mandolin added, a touch of Fusion towards the end, warm folkish flutes, even some nice spacey synthesizers at the opening part,but also a bit of stretched ideas to push the composition to overindulgence at some point.

Rodulfo's debut is a nice discovery for all fans of Progressive Rock in general, being influenced by Classical Music, Jazz-Fusion and Folk at almost equal doses and interpretating them into long symphonic orchestrations.Despite sounding a bit excessive at moments,his album comes as warmly recommend at the end.

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 Dreams by RODULFO, RAIMUNDO album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.00 | 6 ratings

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Dreams
Raimundo Rodulfo Symphonic Prog

Review by Dan Yaron

3 stars Raimundo Rodulfo's album is an instrumental piece of seven tracks. Raimundo is a good guitar player, but his album becomes a dissapointment after the first two songs IMO. These first two tracks are a combination of folk prog and symphonic prog. However, after these two fine tracks the album becomes actually boring. Some of the tracks are cheesier, some of them have good are played well, but they are really boring. One of the tracks is jazzy, but I cannot consider it interesting. I'll sum this review by saying that Raimundo Rodulfo is a talented guy, but he should stick to (in my opinion once again!) symphonic prog and folk prog like he does in the first two tracks.

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Dreams
Raimundo Rodulfo Symphonic Prog

Review by fuegolunar

3 stars This is a very good album, with very interesting guitars melodies and solos. In fact, I don't give it more stars because I think its saturated with the guitar. Don't get me wrong, Raimundo is a very talented and excelent guitar player but I think, this album should have a little more space for other instruments like the flute.

Anyway, I think the songs are qite good and the music is very original, I recommend it to anybody (I've got it).

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The Dreams Concerto
Raimundo Rodulfo Symphonic Prog

Review by Marcelo
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4 stars A complex album from Venezuela, mixturing classical music, jazz, South American folk and rock with rich instrumentation. A lot of musicians playing cohesively but, even when music is essentially melodic, maybe this album needs more than one listening to fully enjoy it, due his complexity. A sort of a KC, Vivaldi and a jazz band cross. Very interesting!

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