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Argentinian band CANTURBE was formed towards the end of the 1970's, with Jorge Garacotche (guitars, vocals) as the main and founding member. The first stable line-up of the band saw him joined by Luis Blanco (bass), Alejandro Fiori (guitars) and Gabriel Pelizzari (drums), and the foursoume issued their debut album El Vuelo de los Olvidados towards the end of 1980.

For the next few years the band would build themselves a steady following in their home town of Bueons Aires, both due to extensive live activity but also due to their lyrics, most of which were centered around persons and events placed in that city.

A second album, Bonpland, followed in 1983, while Clandestine was released in 1986. Fernando Bellini replaced Blanco on 1989's Del Magico Munde, while Litto Nebbia and Maria Jose Cantilo joined their ranks for the following years En Venta.

Canturbe broke up in 1992, but just over a decade after the band had called it quits they reformed again. This has so far resulted in an additional chapter in their discography, issued in 2008 as Sociedad Secreta de Melancólicos.

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2.27 | 11 ratings
El Vuelo de los Olvidados
2.67 | 3 ratings
3.81 | 8 ratings
Sociedad Secreta de Melancolicos
3.67 | 3 ratings
Tangos en Espera
4.00 | 4 ratings

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 El Vuelo de los Olvidados by CANTURBE album cover Studio Album, 1980
2.27 | 11 ratings

El Vuelo de los Olvidados
Canturbe Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars Singer/guitarist Jorge Garacotche was the man behind this Canturbe band from Argentina.He settled the act in 1977 along with bassist Luis Blanco as well as Adriana Lelva and Roberto Miranda on drums and guitars.Musical differences led to the departure of of Miranda and Lelva, who were replaced by Alejandro Fiori and Gerardo Antonel respectively.This quartet recorded the cassette ''El vuelo de los olvidados'' in 1980 with the help of Charly Garcia on keyboards.The album was re-released 23 years later in CD format by Viajero Inmovil.

Canturbe played some sort of song-based Soft Prog with guitars on the forefront, light Psych influences and a huge dose of romantic vocal lines.Many compare them to the Italian Prog scene, but the truth seems to be that their sound is closer to compatriots REDD.Very relaxing material, bordering to pure background music, with an alternation between calm acoustic textures and light electric guitars, sometimes with a district Fusion touch on the delivery.Anyone expecting the participation of Garcia would made a huge impact will be extremely dissapointed, as the album contains sporadic and very mellow keyboard colors throughout.The majority of the tracks have a strong ballad atmosphere and lack any kind of dynamics, still the vocal arrangements of Garacotche contain some nice emotion.Unfortunately one will have to search hard for some decent adventurous themes, exciting musiciaship and even more some needed energy...and these are contained only in the long ''En virtud del obcecado'' with its fiery second section, where keyboards and guitars eventually make some noise.

Not an album I would dare to recommend to fans of any kind of energetic Progressive Rock music.This is a release, which will please only fans of soft Acoustic Prog or anyone searching for a good album for his forthcoming rendezvous.

 Sociedad Secreta de Melancolicos by CANTURBE album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.81 | 8 ratings

Sociedad Secreta de Melancolicos
Canturbe Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars A gentle affair by this Argentinian band, and as the album title implies melancholic moods are explored extensively on this venture.

Slow to mid-paced compositions with piano or acoustic guitar providing the dominant themes and motifs is what's offered, with a gentle symphonic backdrop as an almost ever present feature. A few instances of guitar riffs used to provide darker textures will be found, while what sounds like an accordion is used often and to great effect to add some variation to the proceedings. A select few jazzy passages are added to good effect as well.

Residing somewhere in the twilight zone between gentle adult oriented rock and the lighter side of the art rock universe, this disc should be a pleasant experience for those looking for mellow art rock crafted with an emphasis on distinct moods and strong but pleasant melodies.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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