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Eclectic Prog • Argentina


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Formed in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disbanded in 1979 - Refounded in 2016 (new line-up)

This Argentine group plays very intricate and original music. Along with the traditional rock set-up (guitar, bass, and drums), the band featured a violonist, flutist, saxophonist, and pianist. Their music is complex, energetic, and diabolical in a KING CRIMSON-ish sort of way. Influences are varied (classic, jazz, rock, folk) but make up quite an interesting blend.

"Anabelas" consists of three long compositios, and features mostly instrumental music that sounds like a combination of early KING CRIMSON and ANGLAGARD. For those who are into more intricate prog, there is plenty of dissonance and structural complexity to delight, but is still a PHENOMENAL album.


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4.27 | 515 ratings
Anabelas
1978
3.98 | 32 ratings
El Eco del Sol
2018

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3.98 | 33 ratings
Resplandor
2016

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 El Eco del Sol by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.98 | 32 ratings

BUY
El Eco del Sol
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

4 stars As the 21st century churns on it's amazing how popular classic progressive rock has made somewhat of a renaissance with some bands like Gentle Giant finding surging sales of their ambitious musical gems that have been surpassing the sales of the initial releases of the 1970s. As the public tires of simple and uninspiring musical mediocrity and turns to the more complex constructs to get their fix, they will ultimately find themselves scouring the classic years to see what they've missed out on. While many a band struggled to stay true to their musical vision, most folded under the financial pressure and zero record company backing. However despite the hardship they endured, many managed to release some of the absolute best music ever laid down to any musical format.

While one can point to England, France and Germany as having the lion's share of classic prog, they were hardly the only game in town. While lesser known Argentinean prog may not have been as popular in terms of world interest, this South American country which is more famous for the tango than prog has indeed generated some top notch progressive rock with the Buenos Aires based BUBU possibly ranking as the best the country after having dished out their classic 70s prog in the form of their masterpiece "Anabelas." While the band was active from 1975-79, they only managed to crank out the one album and then disappeared into the ethers never to be heard from again. Well?.

?.until the year 2016 when founder, composer, bassist and band leader Daniel Andreoli decided he should jump on the bandwagon of prog rock's upsurge in world popularity and resurrected his classic band to catch the new prog wave hitting every corner of the globe. So resurrect it he did, however this is not a typical reunion of past members but rather Andreoli rounding up the talents of a whole new younger generation, whipping them into shape and showing them how prog was done in the good old days. While this may sound tantamount to herding cats in a tuna cannery, somehow his efforts on the 2016 comeback "Resplandor" were quite satisfying.

"Resplandor" was quite the teaser. Seemingly emerging from nowhere with no prior warnings, BUBU was back which offered the prog world an initial gasp of excitement only to be quashed by the fact that this was just a three track EP that hit the fifteen and half minute mark. While no guarantees were given that this was a teaser prognosticating a bona fide comeback album, it was a satisfying return to form for this Argentinean outfit so beloved by many a proghead around the globe. Well, lo and behold, it was an omen indeed that the great BUBU was back for a second run and finally in 2018 we see the release of the long awaited second album EL ECO DEL SOL (The Echo Of The Sun) a full 40 years after "Anabelas."

Yeah, many a classic prog band that released a single album has made a comeback in years past only to disappoint beyond belief including the greats like Maxophone, Gnidrolog and Cherry Five just to name a very, very few. What sounds like a great idea to latch onto the current trend of retro prog doesn't always pan out as many bands seem to lose the mojo that made their music great in the first place, however BUBU thankfully still got it! Yep, Andreoli has lost none of his prog chops in the least bit and even though he's working with an entirely new generation of musicians, he successfully ekes out all the required ebbs and flows that made "Anabelas" so utterly brilliant.

If you were expecting something radically new from the BUBU of 2018 then you shouldn't bother. EL ECO DEL SOL faithfully picks up exactly where "Anabelas" left off and i would imagine that Andreoli has been working on some of these tracks for the past 40 years and perfecting them until they shimmer in the sun like a diamond. BUBU retains its core essence in every aspect. Eclectic as ever, the new rendition of the band returns with all those beautiful progified riffs and rhythms laid out symphonically and augmented with flutes, saxes and violins. Once again the choirs are back in full effect and Andreoli has lost none of his magic regarding the dynamic and mood shifts that made "Anabelas" a classic of the ages. One little disappointment of EL ECO DEL SOL is that it contains two tracks from the "Resplandor" EP, namely the title track and "Omer" but since they are such great track i guess i can't complain.

Unlike "Anabelas" which contained two sprawling tracks and a third shorty at a near 8 minute running mark, EL ECO DEL SOL exhibits eight shorter tracks but they all run together quite remarkably giving the album an overall unified feel. There is nothing on EL ECO DEL SOL that sounds out of place or derails the beautiful feeling that only BUBU can provide. Once again, BUBU dish out all the expected influences ranging from King Crimson, Genesis, ELP, Focus and their classical hero Tchaikovsky. The music runs on symphonic prog mode but adds touches of jazz, classical and occasional bursts of rock energy. The album is noticeably less aggressive and bombastic than "Anabelas" and drifts in a more ethereal mode yet retains a heavy presence of rock instrumentation. While Argentinean, BUBU's closest musical lineage sounds like they would easily fit into the Rock Progressive Italiano scene of the 70s as there are no tango tributes or anything tying the band to their geographical homestead.

As far as prog comebacks go, EL ECO DEL SOL is a smashing success and delivers everything i could want from a classic 70s prog band. While it does not outdo it's classic predecessor in intensity and compositional prowess, it does nevertheless deliver the goods as a brilliant sophomore album that in all honesty sounds like it truly could have come out two years after the debut "Anabelas." This album easily captures the zeitgeist of the original timeline of BUBU's first rendition and although some could deem that too safe for its own good, i would argue that i'd rather hear an anachronistic album that is done brilliantly than something half-baked that the band was trying to capture and had no realistic ability to pull it off. Andreoli knows his strengths and on EL ECO DEL SOL he nurtures them well making BUBU's long awaited comeback an effort well worth waiting for. Do expect a mellower album than "Anabelas" in the overall scheme but the compositional constructs exude the classic vibe that made that album so great.

 El Eco del Sol by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.98 | 32 ratings

BUY
El Eco del Sol
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by SteveConrad

4 stars RADIANCE and TRANSCENDENCE

Una luz detrás de las puertas del Sol y detrás de esa luz la canción que vendrá por vos.

Mundos de gris a la luz de otro sol su color cambian.

Lo que alumbres será lo que verás y brillará más.

Algo viene del cielo Algo va

Las miradas Lo crearán Lo completarán

Al cruzar el eco del sol esplenderá de verdad tu verdad.

En tus pasos otra canción encontrará su lugar, tu lugar.

(A light behind the doors of the Sun and behind that light the song that will come for you/ Worlds of gray in the light of another sun its color changes/ What you illuminate will be what you will see and will shine more/ Something comes from the sky/ Something goes/ The visions/ They will create It/ They will complete it/ By crossing the echo of the sun, your truth will truly shine/ In your steps another song will find its place, your place.)

A HYMN of SPIRITUAL LONGING

Here is the return of BUBU, Argentinian eclectic progressive rock outfit, about 1 1/2 years after the comeback release of "Resplandor" in 2016.

As you can see from the lyrics above, of the second and title track, the theme of this album is wide and searching. I consider it in toto as a hymn, in the sense of "song of praise" to the infinite.

The longing is conveyed in the masterful use of mood, atmosphere, musicianship, diversity, and lyrics which suggest that there are radiances, universes- indeed, multiverses- losses, hopes, and ultimately faith in something beyond the mortal experience.

This is confirmed and elaborated in the lyrics to track 4, "Omer"- (And in the light of another sun we will be born in an endless infinite/ And the shadow will finally shine/ In the azure birds are weaving their flight/ They paint the salt with a color brought from a dream/ Small diamond of solitude in your voice is the song of the sea/ Small diamond drawing the sea.)

TITLES

The sense of spiritual longing and praise is also confirmed by the titles to these tracks, original Spanish title followed by rough translations into English.

1. Resplandor "Radiance" 2. El eco del sol "Echo (or emanation) of the sun 3. Ariel "gazelle, lioness of the divine, spirit of the air" 4. Omer "eloquent, long-lived" 5. Cielo Negro "Black Sky" 6. Penas "Pity/Shame" 7. Por la mañana "In the morning" 8. La vaca roja "The red cow" (symbol of purification, coming of messianic age)

MUSIC

This is eclectic progressive rock music, par excellence. There are liberal uses of choral passages, keyboards, a fine rhythm section, saxophone, flute, and violin, along with acoustic and electric guitars.

Music shifts and flows between classical, jazz, and progressive rock, and a highlight for me is the clean, crisp punchy bass guitar.

Sometimes there is stunning interplay as guitar, keyboards, and violin or sax or flute take charge. Instrumental sections are exceptional.

VOCALS

To my ears, the choral sections were lovely; the two tracks that have lyrics and vocal solos are weaker.

IN SUM

An excellent addition to any progressive rock collection, a soaring, lovely journey into the infinite.

MY RATING

4.5 out of 5 Emanations of the Sun

 Resplandor by BUBU album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
3.98 | 33 ratings

BUY
Resplandor
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

4 stars As the 21st century elapses ever closer to its third decade and grows further away from the 70s when the progressive rock world was at its golden age, it has seen many of the older bands trying to make a comeback. While certain bands managed to survive the initial demise in popularity, certain bands like Argentina's BUBU released their sole album "Anabelas" as late as 1978 and although had little impact on the world at the time has become revered as one of the great classics of the Americas. While the trend of past masters picking it up where they left off decades later to revive these long forgotten projects has been more en vogue as of late, it's always a complete surprise when a band that dropped one musical bomb upon the world and has been attracting listeners to ride in its wake ever since suddenly emerges from the musical abyss and releases new material after so very, very long. More often than not such antics only remind you of why the golden era of prog was so wonderful and that the bands trying to relive those glory days should in fact have checked into a nursing home since all creative mojo had shriveled up like sagging granny boobs.

BUBU on the other hand have never been the "typical" prototype of a progressive rock band. The band was in fact created by someone who didn't even play in it. Daniel Andreoli began the band as a project in 1975 and acted solely as the composer as he rounded up talent to fulfill his eclectic mix of symphonic classical music mixed with progressive rock and kept BUBU active for only four years having disbanded in 1979 after the release of "Anabelas" the prior year. Fast forward 38 years into the future and Andreoli decides to dust off the BUBU moniker and give it another go with RESPLANDOR which emerges as a strictly digital EP that clocks in at a mere 15 and a half minutes, roughly a third the length of the 1978 classic. Andreoli is in fact the only connection between the two renditions of the band since the modern day version of BUBU doesn't have a single member of the past reprising their performances. Andreoli on the other hand DOES play on RESPLANDOR where he serves as the band's sole bassist.

While the differences between "Anabelas" and RESPLANDOR are great. For example the 70s classic had a huge lineup of eight official band members with an extra six vocalists and an extra pianist, RESPLANDOR is more of a stripped down affair with only five official musicians and two guests. However, what's more striking is how much RESPLANDOR sounds like it has traveled through time from that very era only to land in the years 2016. My hunch is that this was indeed leftover material from that era as everything about RESPLANDOR could easily have existed as a followup to the 1978 full length album. Once again the music is an eclectic mix of Western classical music that nurses a Tchaikovsky type of bombast and complexity interlaced with the guitar workouts of King Crimson, the pastoral drifting passages of early Genesis and the plethora of Italian prog bands from the 70s as well as some extra touches that were heard from bands such as Nektor, Focus (especially in the flute department) and others only with a unique flair that sounds like classic BUBU. Also included are some stellar jazz-fusion stellar sax workouts by newbie Juan Ignacio Varela.

I'm quite taken back by how great this short but sweet little EP is and i'm hoping that it is only a teaser that was designed to feel out the marketplace to see if there is any demand for a new BUBU release. Personally i find this little slice of heaven that only feels like it's getting started before it fizzles out leaving me wanting more to be one of the best comebacks of modern prog history. Andreoli has lost none of his magnificent musical mojo over the ensuing decades and effortlessly conducts a new cast of characters to fulfill the continuation of one of Argentina's greatest musical exports. If you have listened to many older prog bands release modern day albums and have been nothing but disappointed, i'm happy to say that this is one that should be very high on your list to check out if you were a fan of the 1978 album because this one, while not quite as dramatic and demanding still retains the spirit of that era with some excellent prog performances.

 Resplandor by BUBU album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
3.98 | 33 ratings

BUY
Resplandor
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I was shocked like every one else I'm sure when it was announced that BUBU had released some new material in 2016. The last we heard from them was with their 1978 masterpiece called "Anabelas" which is a top ten album for me for that year. Now this is just a 15 1/2 minute EP but I'm hoping it's just a teaser for a new full length album. The crazy thing is that there's not one member playing on this new EP called "Resplandor" that was on "Anabelas". The connection though is one Daniel Andreoli who composed and arranged all the music on "Anabelas" he just didn't play on it. Here he again is the composer but he also plays bass and he's gathered some young musicians from Argentina of course to play his music. We get two guests adding keyboards and flute while the main band features violin and sax along with the usual instruments.

"Resplandor" is my favourite track even though it's the shortest. I was a little excited the first time I heard the start of this song with the energy and the flute over top. So good! A calm follows with solo slicing violin just before a minute then the sax joins in. Another calm follows with flute, sax and a beat. Love the laid back guitar 1 1/2 minutes in then they hit us hard again at 2 minutes. Another calm with violin then it kicks in again before solo slicing violin returns late. Great track.

"Omer" is relaxed with laid back guitar to start. It does start to build a minute in including some fine bass then the violin comes in over top before 2 minutes. Sax and flute then comes to the fore then the guitar starts to solo over top. It's laid back 4 minutes in with violin and it stays mellow as the sax replaces the violin then both play over top. "(Se Ponga El) Cielo Negro" has this cool sounding intro with some excellent bass lines and flute along with a determined rhythm section. Some aggressive guitar before 1 1/2 minutes and check out the organ before 2 minutes. A calm with violin follows then a minute later it turns darker with flute, so good. A driving rhythm section takes over 4 minutes in with flute, then sax takes over quickly. It ends with angular guitar, flute and that darker sound.

That adventerous spirit is certainly still here and while this doesn't compare to "Anabelas" for a number of reasons, it still makes a great companion to that album and it will sit next to it on my shelf. Check out this band!

 Anabelas by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.27 | 515 ratings

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Anabelas
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by Kingsnake

4 stars Thanks to this website, and it's users I came across this album. Sad to say I had to listen to it thorugh YouTube (kind of illegal and not respectful to the artists, but soit). I don't own a recordplayer of cdplayer since a long time. All the music I listen to is streamed. I know I'm missing out on a lot of music, but I don't intend to do it otherwise. I used to have 1000+ records and cd's. I'm happy they all left my house.

The jazzrock/fusion with Canterbury-stylistics that Bubu plays is right up my creek. I can here all the things I like. And because of the different styles of music in the music, it's not a surprise that's in the Eclectic genre. Because eclectic it is.

Jazzrock, fusion, rock, worldmusic, symphonic rock, avantgarde even psychrock. I'm glad that this album was tipped to me. I cannot, however, give it 5 stars. I really don't like the rockish parts with vocals. It takes away the splendour and beauty of the songs. Especially the chanting, the violin, piano and the flute add some wonderful colurs to the music.

 Resplandor by BUBU album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
3.98 | 33 ratings

BUY
Resplandor
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Special Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars 38 years later, and seemingly out of nowhere, Bubu is back.

"Anabelas" composer Daniel Andreoli has assembled a new team of young Buenos Aires musicians to carry on the musical tradition of the original 70's Bubu line-up, aiming to create complex, mood-shifting music, sometimes abrasive, sometimes ethereal. The music on "Resplandor" is very similar in feel and timbre to that on "Anabelas"; indeed, if you liked the first one, you'll like this one too. For those who are unaware of what Bubu sounds like, I'd recommend going with "Anabelas" first, but just know that the band can most easily be compared to King Crimson (Lizard or Larks' Tongues era) for its chaotic, often jazz-tinged soundscapes, or, for a more modern equivalent, Birds and Buildings, who shares a very similar compositional style.

"Resplandor" is very short, clocking in at less than the length of "El Cortejo De Un Dia Amarillo" and works best when listened to as a single suite. I won't get too detailed with a track-by-track but I do have to say that the second track "Omer" is currently my favourite, though all 3 have something unique to offer. The reason why I don't give "Resplandor" 5 stars, because the playing and compositional quality are certainly there, is just because the short length leaves you wanting for more. Though, to paraphrase a comment I read on Bubu's facebook page: "That's the point of an EP". All things considered, I'll give this new release 4 stars for containing some excellent prog that will hopefully hold us all over until Andreoli and the boys get around to making a full length album.

 Anabelas by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.27 | 515 ratings

BUY
Anabelas
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
Special Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

5 stars Wow.

If there was every a vote cast for the greatest album of all time, I would not hesitate to put this one as a write in. Definitely a top 5 prog album, no doubt, and the most original, compelling prog effort the western hemisphere has ever produced. But what makes this album so great? Is it the complex, layered instrumentation and innovative structure? The virtuoso performances? The intensity and spirit behind the playing? The seamless shifts between moods? The variety in style from symphonic prog to jazz to pastoral folk to heavy metal? All of these are contributing factors to Anabelas' excellence but what makes this album really stand out that other reviewers haven't touched on is its story.

In an interview with saxophone player Wim Forstman, Wim retells the Bubu story; an album 8 years in the making. 8 years of musical struggle, writing and rehearsing for hours a day for years straight, perfecting their arrangements, all on the recommendation of a spirit, who told them to get a band together. And who are Bubu anyway? The members of Bubu are some of Argentina's finest musicians, the backup bands of the country's biggest pop acts, players in the national symphony and starving artists, devoting their time to the music they love. This is musician's music and it's brilliant. During a time when a right wind military junta was ruling the country and cracking down on the left wing, Bubu was brewing up a silent revolution that was loud, raucous and beautiful as all hell.

If you're a fan of more avant-garde or complex prog, this is essential listening. 5 stars without question.

 Anabelas by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.27 | 515 ratings

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Anabelas
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by marcobrusa

5 stars Pupil became master. Bubu is my favourite band from my country and they came back a couple months ago with a new EP named "Resplandor" (composer in tha bass, same woman on keys an the rest are new young people and they are really good). I saw them live a couple weeks ago and they played their new EP + the last 2 songs from this album. They were amazing live, really. They included dancers too. How many prog bands do that? And it worked perfectly. They don't sound representative being an argentinean band. They sound european but with spanish lyrics of course. Not a bad thing at all, considering how many poor imitators of british bands are out there... plus, influences cannot be denied. A King Crimson air is present in all three songs. But overall, the compositions are extremely original. The final result was an album of epic proportions. Not representative as some said, but the highest value for me in this case is quality. I feel many things. One of them is national proud. So, this band is better than most prog bands from the rest of the world. Why not feel national proud? What a monster! So underrated, just think about The Mars Volta. What a shame people, grow up and listen to this masterpiece. Come all together to me if you desagree. This is essential.
 Anabelas by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.27 | 515 ratings

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Anabelas
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

5 stars Nope, not the traditional music played by the Temne people of Sierra Leone and not Yogi bear's cartoon sidekick! This is the band from Argentina and one of the most unique sounding bands in all of prog and unfortunately all we got out of them is this one exquisitely performed album titled ANABELAS.

BUBU were masters of taking all of the prog influences that came before ranging from Crimson, Genesis, ELP, Yes, Italian symphonic and countless others and weaving it all together into an amazingly cohesive and satisfying set. I agree with those who refer to this as King Crimson playing with Anglagard might be the closest analogy.

Only 3 long tracks compose this album "El Cortejo De Un Día Amarillo" - The procession of a yellow day. "El Viaje de Anabelas" - The journey of Anabelas "Sueños de Maniquí" - Dreams of a dummy (the kind ventriloquists have)

There seems to be no South American influences like tango or bossa nova. This can be airy or bombastic and doesn't rely on melodic development for the most part. There are occasional lead vocals and haunting choirs but most of all it is complex instrumental interplay between up to eight different instruments including excellent lead guitars and violin.

This is another one of those growers. No way to discern it all on first spin. The more I listen to this the more I love it! A genuine smorgasbord of prog and an absolutely amazing piece of work!

 Anabelas by BUBU album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.27 | 515 ratings

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Anabelas
Bubu Eclectic Prog

Review by ScorchedFirth

5 stars (9/10)

"Anabelas" is a fantastic one-shot album from Argentinian band Bubu. It will definitely appeal to fans of the approach of Van Der Graaf Generator and particularly early King Crimson, with aggressive heavy saxophone, eclectic use of other instruments such as flute and violin, and songs that move brilliantly between serene melodies and mad chaos, all put together in an a way that somehow works. But there is so much more to it than that, and the sound achieved here is way more than can be expressed by simply listing influences.

One of the biggest contributing factors to the diverse and original sound is probably the size of the lineup. There are at least 8 members, including 3 different Eduardos. That must have got confusing for them! The fact that Bubu also have Daniel Andreoli listed for 'composition and arrangement' gives you a clue as the musical calibre of this record. We have violin, flute, and saxophone, in addition to the standard rock instruments, and all are a treat. Any instrument here is capable of taking an effective lead, or working across another. Everything has it's place, whether it be centre stage, an accompanying back seat, or simply working as part of the unified full-band rush in other parts.

The songs are all long (one song on the first side, and the second side is split into two, similar to the structure of "Close To The Edge"), and there is a lot packed into each of these tracks. Sometimes the parts transition sharply, to stark effect, and sometimes they build skilfully and flow naturally. The epic "El Cortejo De Un Día Amarillio" is a great example of both. It is a song that emerges gradually and then takes you on a real music journey. The variety of instruments is pulled off so well, giving a really full on sound, and a lot of sonic depth. The instruments trade short virtuoso parts without ever getting out of hand. The saxophone is particularly driving, the bass and drums are always catchy and involved, all the lead instruments make significant contributions, there are wordless freaky ethereal female backing vocals as the sound builds (tinges of zehul here), and even a few short blasts of a whistle in there (about 13 minutes in). What a song! The whole piece is tied together with a lot of thought. For me this song represents a wonderful synthesis of an eclectic musical language, combined with grand symphonic ambitions.

There is often a lot going on at any one moment, and so the music requires a few listens to fully appreciate. Despite living within the same sort of sound, both "El Viaje De Anabelas" and "Sueños De Maniquí" manage to offer us further distinctive delights in this manner. The former especially showcases Bubu's ability to move from beautiful symphonic parts, to violent and pretty heavy parts naturally and effortlessly, and gives us more of the intense female vocals. We also get a good amount of singing, in Spanish. When I was reviewing the Finnish band Haikara, I noted that a band singing in it's native language is often a great way to give said band it's own identity, and it bears repeating here. I think this principle is probably especially true in the eclectic prog sub-genre. Here the occasional vocals are a fun addition, and definitely do add to the overall sound.

My Spanish is far too rusty to translate most of what is being sung, but I do know enough to know that "Sueños De Maniquí" means "Dreams of Mannequin", so I'd be willing to bet that the lyrics are a match for the music in terms of weirdness. The song itself is a great piece. A pleasant start with melodic Spanish vocals turns menacing as guitar and bass roll in, followed by flute and saxophone and we are off into a mad charge. It is full band chaos, the same way "21st Century Schizoid Man" did it, but with so many more changes to style and mood. Vocals come in for the second half, and as I mentioned above, are very accomplished. The singer has impressive range and power. In fact, my one criticism of this album is that they probably could have used the singer slightly more. I think I read somewhere that he used to ride a bicycle up to the front of the stage and then start singing, which is pretty bizarre behaviour. It wouldn't surprise me if this was true.

It's a real shame this is Bubu's only offering to the world, because this was a very exciting album, full of ideas, and it seems like this band had so much promise. Perhaps it was the trouble with censorship that the band faced in their homeland of Argentina (and saw the album released many years after recording), or perhaps it was something else entirely. Whatever it was, we missed out, because this album is stunning.

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