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)
J. / Dell'Anima,Eco Rebel - Jean-Frey Rebel: Dance Suites & Sonatas [CD New] USD $13.33 Buy It Now
Jean-Frey Rebel: Dance Suites & Sonatas - J. / Dell'Anima,Eco Reb (2016, CD New) USD $15.97 Buy It Now
THEATRES DES VAMPIRES - ANIMA NOIR CD NEW+ USD $25.69 Buy It Now
Complete Symphonies - 4 DISC SET - (2012, CD New) VAN Immerseel*JOS/Anima Etern USD $32.53 Buy It Now
R. Schubert - Complete Symphonies VAN Immerseel*JOS/Anima Etern [CD New] USD $29.54 Buy It Now
Complete Symphonies - R. Schub (CD Used Very Good) VAN Immerseel*JOS/Anima Etern USD $27.54 Buy It Now
Guiliano Baglioni Anima Meccanica sealed USD $9.99 Buy It Now
Ensemble Cosmedin - Anima Mea: Sacred Music Of Th... - Ensemble Cosmedin CD F0VG USD $9.52 Buy It Now 3h 9m
ANIMA+HANS KOLLER+KARL BERGER+ART FARMER+KURT EDELHAGEN 2-LP FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL! USD $55.00 Buy It Now 4h 26m
Anima Mundi Karklins, Ingrid MUSIC CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 5h 24m
Henrik Bjorkk / Renaudin,Margaux Nordvargr - Anima Nostra [CD New] USD $14.95 Buy It Now 6h 10m
Anima Nostra - Henrik Bjorkk / Renaudin,Margaux Nordvargr (2016, CD New) USD $15.31 Buy It Now 8h 17m
Alma Anima USD $7.75 Buy It Now 8h 26m
Ulrike-Anima Mathe // Mathe Plays Kreisler // Audiophile Label USD $7.50 Buy It Now 9h 43m
ANIMA Friedrich Gulda Limpe & Paul Fuchs J.A. Rettenbacher ZYX LP USD $49.97 Buy It Now 9h 47m
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo USD $36.10 Buy It Now 11h 20m
CUTUGNO: Voglio L'anima LP (Netherlands, v. sl cw, sl corner bend) Rock USD $15.00 Buy It Now 12h 55m
FRANCESCA BELMONTE - ANIMA CD NEW+ USD $24.09 Buy It Now 13h 26m
Johann Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas & Overtu Anima Eterna Brugge Audio CD USD $11.47 Buy It Now 14h 18m
Gothminister - Anima Inferna [CD New] USD $11.98 Buy It Now 17h 22m
Anima Eterna Brugge - Beethoven Symphony No. 9 USD $9.71 Buy It Now 17h 36m
FRANCESCA BELMONTE - ANIMA VINYL LP + CD NEW+ USD $32.23 Buy It Now 18h 5m
Anima Inferna - Gothminister (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.98 Buy It Now 18h 25m
USED (VG) Haydn: L'anima del Filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice (1997) (Audio CD) USD $15.66 Buy It Now 18h 29m
Anima Persa - 1976- Italy Original Movie Soundtrack CD USD $37.34 Buy It Now 19h 33m
ZEEBRA - The Rhyme Anima - Japan CD - J-POP - 14Tracks USD $16.99 Buy It Now 20h 23m
Matt Otto & Leonard Thompson Anima CD USD $7.99 Buy It Now 20h 52m
USED (GD) Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo (2004) (Audio CD) USD $20.89 Buy It Now 23h 31m
GAME MUSIC Anima Mundi: Ost AKCI-26024 CD JAPAN OBI USD $26.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Cardoso: Sitivit Anima Mea etc , Duarte Lobo: Pater Peccavi etc - CD T6VG USD $8.98 Buy It Now 1 day
12" 78 1940s Ezio Pinza "Qual Volutta Trascorrere" "Te Sol Quest' Anima" (Verdi) USD $12.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Nostra by Nordvargr/Henrik Nordvagr Bjorkk/Henrik Nordvargr... USD $12.07 Buy It Now 1 day
THE CREATURES ?- Anima Animus Siouxsie Sioux/Budgie/Banshees UK CD +SLIPCASE USD $18.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Inferna Audio CD USD $18.05 Buy It Now 1 day
JACOBS/BERLIN - CAVALIERI RAPPRESENTATIONE DI ANIMA & DI CORPO - 2 CD SET USD $22.94 Buy It Now 1 day
(CD) MILTON NASCIMENTO - Anima / Japan Import / PHCA-80 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Mattia Battistini Eri tu che machiavi quell anima single sided 78 rpm 052146 USD $8.45 [0 bids]
1 day
Anima / Circle of Wisdom: Songs of Hildegard von Bingen - Anima - Audio CD USD $11.22 Buy It Now 1 day
Monteverdi: Le Passioni Dell'Anima, , Very Good USD $15.57 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Inferna by Gothminister (CD, Oct-2011, End of the Light) USD $16.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Mundi by Dionysus (AN ECD Album 2004) USD $18.17 Buy It Now 1 day
Regalarti L'Anima by Gigi Finizio. USD $21.25 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Mundi by Ingrid Karklins CD 1994 Green Linnet Electronic Rock Folk World USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima ?- Anima CD Nurse With Wound list Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa USD $9.00 [0 bids]
1 day
THE CREATURES Anima Animus (Feb-1999, Instinct) CD USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
sukekiyo - Anima (Ltd release single) - Japan Visual Kei Metal Dir en grey Kyo USD $151.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Oniro-Anima CD NEW USD $22.59 Buy It Now 1 day
CONGREGACION - VIENE... - RE-ISSUE LP - ANIMA 1003 USD $18.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione Di Anima Et Di Corpo, Johannette Zomer, Marco Beasle USD $17.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Anima Inferna by Gothminister. USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ANIMA TEMPUS STETISSE CD 1992 SEALED DREAM THEATER RUSH #### USD $25.49 Buy It Now 2 days
ANIMA The Daily Grind CD (New) USD $7.47 Buy It Now 2 days
GOTHMINISTER-Anima Inferna CD NEW USD $13.38 Buy It Now 2 days
USED Nightmare- Anima CD USD $17.00 Buy It Now 2 days
(J392) Anima, The Daily Grind - DJ CD USD $5.73 Buy It Now 2 days
Prokofiev Peter/Wolf Saint-Saens Carnival Anima USED CD USD $6.50 Buy It Now 2 days
El Clan - Sigue Soplando El Anima (CD, 1998) RARE/OOP USD $13.68 Buy It Now 2 days
ANIMA "Enter The Killzone" (CD) "NEW & SEALED" METAL USD $7.46 Buy It Now 2 days
Jos Janacek / Anima Eterna Brugge / Van Immerseel - Sinfonietta Op. 60 [CD New] USD $14.54 Buy It Now 2 days
ANIMA ~'The Daily Grind' ~RARE PROMO ONLY CD 2008~GRINDCORE~DEATH METAL~NEW USD $18.08 Buy It Now 3 days
Collage - Tu Mi Rubi L'anima - Collage CD 6QLN USD $16.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima - Enter The Killzone (NEW CD) USD $12.35 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima - The Daily Grind (NEW CD) USD $12.35 Buy It Now 3 days
Cavalier,E.D. - Rappresentatione Di Anima Et (CD New) USD $10.38 Buy It Now 3 days
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats "The Soul of Italy" (L'Anima D'Italia) Stereo LP 1963 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Concordia - J.M. Leclair Sonatas For Two Violins Op.12 Second [CD New] USD $22.38 Buy It Now 3 days
I Cugini Di Campagna - Anima Mia / Te La Dico 7" Single Italy pop 1973 PULL USD $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
J.M. Leclair Sonatas For Two Violins Op.12 Second - Anima Concord (2010, CD New) USD $23.37 Buy It Now 3 days
E.D. CAVALIER - RAPPRESENTATIONE DI ANIMA ET [CD NEW] USD $10.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Ardens 5411867114253 by Francisco Lopez, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $17.88 Buy It Now 3 days
FREE US SH (int'l sh=$0-$3) USED,MINT CD Maria Muldaur Presents-Animal Cr: Anima USD $12.05 Buy It Now 3 days
Schubert - Rosamunde & Symphony No. 5 Anima Eterna Audio CD USD $18.16 Buy It Now 3 days
Schubert: Complete Symphonies (4cd) Anima Eterna Brugge Audio CD USD $36.65 Buy It Now 3 days
Janacek: Sinfonietta; Dvorak:Symphony From The New World Anima Eterna Brugge Aud USD $18.93 Buy It Now 3 days
Milton Nascimento Anima Ariola LP Brazil Import 1982 W/ Poster Insert EX USD $15.00 [0 bids]
3 days
ANIMA PERSA (Soundtrack/33rpm) Francis Lai. 1976 CAM lbl. Italy imp. (NM-) USD $7.00 Buy It Now 3 days
ALFREDO TISOCCO (OPUS AVANTRA) RITAGLI D'ANIMA ITALY CD JAPAN EDIT OBI 3200yen USD $79.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Van Immerseel; Anima Aeter ...-Symphonies Nos. 4 And 5 (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $11.16 Buy It Now 3 days
anima blue - (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $5.47 Buy It Now 3 days
Face the Sea of Darkness * by Anima Morte. USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Anima Del Sur - Politi/Coronel/Cis (CD Used Very Good) Castellani Andriaccio DUO USD $13.51 Buy It Now 3 days
DE'CAVALIERI: RAPPRESENTATIONE DE ANIMA ET DE CORPO USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $6.71 Buy It Now 4 days
DE'CAVALIERI: RAPPRESENTATIONE DE ANIMA ET DE CORPO NEW CD USD $8.98 Buy It Now 4 days
I Cugini Di Campagna - Cugini Di Campagna-Anima Mia E Altri Suc (CD New) USD $14.87 Buy It Now 4 days
I Cugini Di Campagna - Cugini Di Campagna-Anima Mia E Altri Suc [CD New] USD $13.07 Buy It Now 4 days
Cugini Di Campagna-Anima Mia E Altri Suc - I Cugini Di Campa (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.07 Buy It Now 4 days
DRIFT/JONAH Now That Much Has Been Said... 7" VINYL US Anima 1996 3 Track Fire USD $3.79 Buy It Now 4 days
ANIMA MIA QLP 109 NM USD $26.57 Buy It Now 4 days
DALIDA - ANIMA MIA - PORTUGAL 45 SINGLE USD $20.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Feanor Omega - ANIMA | limited digipak edition - post / atmospheric black metal USD $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Transistor Corazón [Digipak] by Melissa Greener (CD, Anima) USD $16.99 Buy It Now 4 days
NEW Anima (Audio CD) USD $20.89 Buy It Now 4 days
Anima Noir [Digipak] New CD USD $12.92 Buy It Now 4 days
Anima Mea: Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages (Naxos: 8572632) Ensemble Cosmedin Au USD $11.05 Buy It Now 4 days
Romantic Piano Trios [Trio Anima Mundi] [Divine Art: DDA 25102] Trio Anima Mundi USD $16.91 Buy It Now 4 days
Joseph Haydn: L'anima Del Filosofo Ossia Orfeo Ed Euridice CD NEW USD $24.93 Buy It Now 4 days
Anima Audio CD USD $20.22 Buy It Now 4 days
Emilio de Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo (CD, Feb-2015, 2... USD $17.51 Buy It Now 4 days
Rappresentatione Di Anima Et Di Corpo - 2 DISC SET - Cavalieri / (2015, CD New) USD $23.18 Buy It Now 4 days
Jens Duppe - Anima [CD New] USD $11.94 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy ANIMA music online Buy ANIMA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
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 Ańos, 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