Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ANIMA

Symphonic Prog • Argentina


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Anima picture
Anima biography
Led by the keyboard player Octavio Stampalia, only one album has been released by the eponymous Argentinean band. Originally, the "Anima" album was released on LP in 1989. The predominant stylistics of the album, representing Symphonic Art-Rock with elements of Prog-Metal, is presented on each of the first seven tracks here. The alternation of harsh and symphonic textures, powerful and soft, lushly orchestrated arrangements, frequent changes of a musical direction, tempo, and mood, the use of complex time signatures, and the other essential progressive features are typical for all of them.


The band members of ANIMA consist of Alejandra Hamelink on vocals, Daniel Spinelli on bass, Octavio Stampalia on keyboards, and Santiago Aynacioglu on drums & percussions. The debut album featured a plethora of guest musicians; Mariano Battaglia on guitars, Charly Moreno on guitars, Wini on sax, and the choir consists of Tatiana Flatar (Mezzo-Soprano), Martha Mezza (Soprano), Mario Coppola (bass) and Alejandra Chipian (Tenor).

"Anima" is certainly one of the best works of Symphonic Progressive Rock released in the 1980s. It should appeal to fans of PINK FLOYD, LE ORME and MASTERMIND.

UPDATED 2014 ---AtomicCrimsonRush (Scott Tuffnell)---

ANIMA 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.

ANIMA forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

ANIMA Videos (YouTube and more)


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

Buy ANIMA Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BLACKMAIL - ANIMA NOW ! (LIMITED EDITION,INKL.BONUS-TRACKS & CD NEW+ USD $19.63 Buy It Now
Jos Janacek / Anima Eterna Brugge / Van Immerseel - Sinfonietta Op. 60 [CD New] USD $15.65 Buy It Now
The Creatures - Anima Animus (2005) USD $10.54 [0 bids]
40m 12s
Bach, Buxtehude, Bach Collegium, Stuttgart ?- Magnificat / Magnificat Anima Mea USD $3.94 Buy It Now 59m 56s
Anima Eterna; Jos Van Immersee - Mozart: Symphonies, Concertos & And S (NEW 6CD) USD $39.56 Buy It Now 5h 35m
Anima Mundi ?- Somnium - Ars Benevola Mater ?- ABM 15 italy cd USD $15.90 Buy It Now 6h 7m
ANIMA - Monte Alto (reissue) - Vinyl (limited hand-numbered LP + insert) USD $31.79 Buy It Now 6h 48m
Mietta - La Mia Anima GERMANY CD #AC03 USD $2.00 Buy It Now 7h 24m
Nightmare ????? - Anima (1st Press) - Japan Music Visual Kei CD Sendai Komatsu USD $42.99 Buy It Now 8h 24m
Pino Donaggio-L'anima gemella-OST-NEW CD USD $22.99 Buy It Now 8h 30m
Bill Haymes, Anima Ocean, Signed Copy 1988, A Major Label Records LP USD $15.00 Buy It Now 11h 43m
Mattia Battistini Eri tu che machiavi quell anima single sided 78 rpm 052146 USD $9.23 [0 bids]
12h 17m
Mozart- Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 CD (Jo Van Immerseel/Anima Eterna) 2005 USD $2.14 Buy It Now 14h 6m
BEETHOVEN- Symphonies No.4 & 5 CD (Jos van Immerseel/Anima Eterna Brugge) USD $2.30 Buy It Now 14h 6m
Rosini STORCHIO - O luce di quest'anima / Eugenio GIRALDONI - Era la notte USD $35.87 Buy It Now 14h 53m
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo, New Music USD $21.23 Buy It Now 15h 10m
Yo Soy la Locura (CD, Mar-2014, Anima e Corpo) USD $13.08 Buy It Now 16h 35m
Anima Inferna Audio CD USD $18.42 Buy It Now 18h 52m
Di Carne Di Anima Audio CD USD $33.48 Buy It Now 19h 53m
Veni Nox Anima [Vinyl] Vinyl USD $32.48 Buy It Now 20h 24m
The Nightmare Becomes Reality by Anima Morte (CD, Jun-2011, Transubstans) USD $11.19 Buy It Now 22h 6m
Liszt Anima Eterna Audio CD USD $20.70 Buy It Now 1 day
PHILIP GLASS anima mundi GODFREY REGGIO - ELEKTRA CD NM USD $7.49 Buy It Now 1 day
KATSUTOSHI MORIZONO / BAD ANIMA LP JAPAN Jazz Funk YONINBAYASHI ELECTRIC BIRD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Chaos Designer - Insane (2005) - Anima - 2005 #168154 USD $3.94 Buy It Now 1 day
Larsson - Anima (Red Vinyl) - Hi Freaks - 2008 #250884 USD $3.94 Buy It Now 1 day
EMILIO DE CAVALIERI RAPPRESENTAZIONE DI ANIMA E DI CORPO STRADIVARIUS LONGHINI USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANIMA NERA - ANIMA NERA CD 2002 ROCK INDIE USD $6.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Spheric Universe Experience - Anima (2007) USD $8.83 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima - Enter The Killzone [CD New] USD $10.93 Buy It Now 1 day
dionysus - anima mundi USD $13.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Subversion - Anima Divina Rare demo tape 1995 Canada Quebec Death Metal USD $38.67 Buy It Now 1 day
Haydn - L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice Academy of Ancient Music C USD $32.98 Buy It Now 1 day
FRANCESCA BELMONTE: Anima - Promo CD 2015 - Tricky USD $3.30 [0 bids]
1 day
Anima New CD USD $16.68 Buy It Now 1 day
ARCHIV (DGG) 2 LPs Cavalieri RAPPPRESENTATIONE Di ANIMA Mackerras 2708 016 USD $12.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Dave Tate - Anima [CD New] USD $17.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima - Daily Grind [CD New] USD $8.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Jones, Doris Activity Rhythmic Movements of Zoo Anima CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Giulia Capolino - Musica Dell'Anima [CD New] USD $11.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Nathalie - Anima Di Vento [CD New] USD $16.15 Buy It Now 1 day
Daily Grind - Anima (CD Used Very Good) USD $7.71 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Mea: Sacred Music of the Middle Ages CD NEW USD $12.24 Buy It Now 2 days
ENRICO RUGGERI - ANIMA FORZA E RAGIONE 3 CD NEW+ USD $25.13 Buy It Now 2 days
Anima - Enter The Killzone NEW CD USD $11.08 Buy It Now 2 days
V. Ganelinas, V. Tarasovas, V. Cekasinas ?- Con Anima, NM, Jazz, Blue Label USD $13.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ANIMA [USED CD] USD $15.76 Buy It Now 2 days
THEATRES DES VAMPIRES - ANIMA NOIR - RARE !!! SEALED!!! USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Anima-The Daily Grind CD NEW USD $12.05 Buy It Now 2 days
Nascimento, Milton/Anima/LP vinyl record/vg+ USD $21.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Sensa Anima - Synthetic NEW CD USD $15.53 Buy It Now 2 days
Gothminister - Anima Inferna NEW CD USD $14.59 Buy It Now 2 days
GURTHANG-CD-Excruciato anima immortal Living death Goatmoon Nokturnal mortum USD $5.00 [0 bids]
2 days
FURYU Cio Che L'Anima Non Dice (2011) CD Italian Progressive metal/Prog rock USD $2.63 Buy It Now 2 days
Trio Anima Mundi: Romantic Piano Trios CD NEW USD $16.78 Buy It Now 2 days
DOMENICO MODUGNO Il Posto Mio 7" VINYL B/w Mi Sei Entrata Nell'anima (pm453440) USD $6.58 Buy It Now 2 days
Pino Donaggio: L'Anima Gemella (CD New & Sealed) USD $18.45 Buy It Now 2 days
Madame MELBA Soprano Ah! fors e lui che l'anima 12" 78 HMV 2-053029 Single Sided USD $26.37 Buy It Now 2 days
Libera Quest'anima * New CD USD $18.04 Buy It Now 2 days
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral) Anima Eterna Orchestra cond. Jos Van Immerseel USD $2.63 [0 bids]
2 days
(GO930) Kai Fish, My Anima - 2011 DJ CD USD $3.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Don Stefano Colombo - L'Anima Del Mondo [CD New] USD $17.81 Buy It Now 2 days
Anima Del Sur CD NEW USD $16.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Haydn - L'Anima del Filosofo (Orfeo ed Euridice) Audio CD USD $52.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Rising [VINYL] The Everlasting Yeah Vinyl USD $22.89 Buy It Now 3 days
Curtis Clark David Murray New York City WildLife Anima LP NM JAZZ FREE SHIPPING USD $26.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Lee, Liza Anima CD USD $4.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Hang Loose by Various Artists (CD, Jul-1994, Anima) USD $24.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima - The Daily Grind CD New & Sealed USD $11.77 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima - Enter The Killzone CD New & Sealed USD $11.77 Buy It Now 3 days
Alley Cat by Various Artists (CD, Jan-1996, Anima) USD $24.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Those Oldies But Goodies by Nino & the Ebb Tides (CD, Jul-1996, Anima) USD $26.78 Buy It Now 3 days
Turnabout TV 34173S - Bach: Magnificat / Buxtehude: Magnificat Anima Mea USD $16.81 Buy It Now 3 days
Wa-Chic-Ka-Nocka by Various Artists (CD, Jan-1994, Anima) USD $24.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Explosive Doo Wops, Vol. 11 by Various Artists (CD, Jul-1997, Anima) USD $26.78 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Mea: Sacred Music of the Middle Ages (CD, Oct-2011, Naxos (Distributor)) USD $16.33 Buy It Now 3 days
Rock'n Roll Riot by Various Artists (CD, Jun-1994, Anima) USD $24.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo (CD, Feb-2007, Stradivarius) USD $15.38 Buy It Now 3 days
Toto Cutugno Voglia l'anima Holland LP CBS FOC USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
NEW - Anima Mundi by Cristian Perez USD $3.00 Buy It Now 3 days
I CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA ANIMA MIA TE LA DICO PULL LABEL ITALY 1973 PIC COVER EX USD $1.31 [0 bids]
3 days
THE MAGIC NUMBERS & HAL- Anima Sola / Keep Love As Your Golden Rule SPLIT 7" USD $7.90 Buy It Now 3 days
Ingrid Karklins : Anima Mundi CD (2000) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Especiarias CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Katsutoshi Morizono Bad Anima Electric Bird Japan SKS 8003 Stereo LP jazz funk USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Mozart / Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra - Divertimenti & Eine Kleine N [CD New] USD $17.20 Buy It Now 3 days
SACRILEGIUM "ANIMA LUCIFERA" digi CD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ANIMA Steczkowska Justyna CD POLISH POLSKI USD $29.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Unknown Artist Anima Mundi CD USD $5.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Maurseth Benedicte/knut Hamre - Anima NEW CD USD $14.01 Buy It Now 3 days
Unknown Artist Luminol in Anima Tuss CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Animus by The Creatures (CD, 1999) USD $8.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima - Light NEW CD USD $11.90 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti - Anima Latina [CD New] USD $16.71 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Latina by Lucio Battisti (CD, Jul-1998, Bmg) USD $7.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Latina - Lucio Battisti (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.64 Buy It Now 3 days
Castellani Andriaccio Duo Anima Del Sur CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 3 days
HOODED MENACE/ANIMA MORTE Split Picture Disc 7"! DOOM METAL! AUTOPSY! COFFINS! USD $20.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Unknown Artist Anima CD USD $3.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Various Artists Anima Mia CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy ANIMA music online Buy ANIMA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ANIMA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
ANIMA has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

ANIMA discography


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

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

2.36 | 9 ratings
Anima
1989

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

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

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

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

ANIMA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Anima by ANIMA album cover Studio Album, 1989
2.36 | 9 ratings

BUY
Anima
Anima Symphonic Prog

Review by hdfisch
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Debut and only album by this Argentine band features symphonic Art Rock with some rather subtle elements of Prog-Metal in ten tracks about half of them being instrumental. Vocals by Alejandra Hamelink are very good and strongly in an operatic vein having at times the effect, at least in the more mellow sections that the compositions start to sound a bit too shallow or even "cheesy". In three of the vocal songs she is supported by a mixed operatic choir.

So let's come to the individual songs a bit more in detail. The albums opens with the instrumental track Septima Novena which is actually quite a nice one highly dominated by keyboards with some sax and background vocs in its last part that are very much reminiscent to Pink Floyd's DsofM. De Aqui A Cien Mil Años, again an instrumental one reminds me in some way to the japanese New Age musician Kitaro, although featuring as well electric guitar in its second half. A very symphonic and romantic piece. Next song Brillaras is the first with vocals and one of those sounding rather shallow as mentioned above. Cita Clandestina offers some kind of contrast to the previous one revealing some keyboard dominated symphonic rock in a more hard-edged vein, a bit like US band MASTERMIND used to play a few years later, but much less intricate. Al Reverso Del Tejido is in a similar style, but quite diverse with more guitar and vocals. The longest track and probably the best one, although I have to say I don't favour that much this kind of vocals in symphonic Prog. (I find it quite okay in epic power metal bands like Nightwish.) Tributo A La Eternidad, again with vocals is overall kept in the vein of a rock ballad and not very much interesting at least for me. Ciudad Sin Tiempo is giving me again this special "Kitaro"-feeling, mostly due to the used keyboards, very beautiful composition, but I guess for most Prog fans (including myself) quite boring. Heroes Sin Medalla is the only track where Alejandra Hamelink is singing alone without any choir and features some nice guitar, but I couldn't say that it's a very special one. The instrumental track Rigel sounds to me more like a sound collage. And in fact "collage" is giving me the perfect keyword since the short keyboard part in the beginning is an almost shameless rip-off from one of Le Orme. Thereafter some Japanese kind of music and some arbitrary mixed keyboard themes are following, all together a rather uninspired piece. Last track Palabras in fact is a big help for me to decide finally for the lower rating. Until now I was toggling between 2 and 3 stars. But this track which is just repeating its only lyrics, that is the title in a seemingly endless segue is just incredibly nerve killing.

CONCLUSION

ANIMA's only album is considering the time of its release probably a rather decent and one of the better Prog albums. Emphasizing that it's of course a subjective view I could actually not find much fascinating here and therefore I can't put a recommendation for it. I know it's in some way strange to call it a collector's item since there is only one album by this band, but I can't decide to rate it higher than with 2 stars.

Thanks to The Symphonic Team for the artist addition. and to AtomicCrimsonRush for the last updates

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives