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Argentinian band LAS MIL DE ZAFIRO was formed in 2004 by Ariel Rolando Martin (vocals, keyboards) and William Barletta (drums), and their initial line-up was completed with the addition of Hugo Basualdo (guitars) and Daniel Lopez (bass). Soon after they started performing live in and around Buenos Aires, establishing themselvs as a high quality live band with a distinct sound. 2005 saw Lopez leaving this project, replaced by Leandro Diaz Lasserre (bass), and this revised line-up hit the studio in 2006.

In the fall of 2007 the debut album 1000 Sentidos was released, and a string of live performances followed. The developing sound and style of the band merited a further addition to the line-up at this point, and around 2008 Leonardo D'Atri (keyboards) became a permanent band member. This expanded line-up now sought to explore compositions of a more sophisticated nature, opting for progressive rock as their stylistic expression.

2010 saw the band hitting the studio again, and not too long into the recording process founding member Barletta decides to leave the band. A new drummer is sought out in the shape of Marcelo Carella, and an expansive span of recording sessions follows. The endresult is released as the CD 1270 in the spring of 2011. Later on the same year D'Atri leaves the band, replaced by current keyboardist Martin Ameconi, and the band subsequently record and release a tribute EP honouring Serú Girán. Following this production they have continued as an active live unit.

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4.00 | 1 ratings
1000 Sentidos
3.13 | 5 ratings

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 1270 by MIL DE ZAFIRO, LAS album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.13 | 5 ratings

Las Mil de Zafiro Crossover Prog

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars This is an interesting album.

It begins with a nice fully symphonic track, Antes de ser Transformado, that gives the feeling that this will be a great prog album. But after that, for the next seven songs, the prog almost completely disappears. While not unlistenable, due to excellent musical performances, from Cambio de Suerte to Cerca del Cielo, the album becomes something between power pop and arena rock.

Singer Ariel Martin carries these songs as well. His voice has a bit of a resemblance to the great Freddie Mercury, and sometimes even conveys the same sweetness.

Luckily, the last four tracks revert back to the symphonic style that the opener teased us with. And these songs are beautiful examples of modern prog, with hints of some of the great bands of the new millenium.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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