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CABEZAS DE CERA (CDC for short), founded in 1995, are a instrumental trio hailing from Mexico City. They have experimented throughout its career an accelerated and careful learning of infinite number of musical styles, inside the progressive environment. Their compositions embrace jazz, experimental music, world beat, popular Mexican music, etc., but finding in rock and improvisation the freedom to fusion it all in a unique way that conform this exceptional puzzle. This Aztec trio from the capital gave a conclusive sample of a rock-jazz fusion with an instrumentation of saxes/flutes/vocals, stick/guitar/bass & drums/percussion, with a few guests appearing here & there. Their music is best described as a combination of KING CRIMSON (mostly in the stick playing) and SHADOWFAX, but the way they weave South American influences in are both subtle and beautiful.

CDC has three productions on their credit. They have a tape with a bit different alignment (without winds). The CEBEZAS DE CERA debut album, which is a real progressive gem is highly innovative, unique and at the same time distinctly Mexican. Formidable second work, in "Un Segundo", is an interesting group of themes in a remarkable combination of traditional and contemporary music. But it's not RIO or Zeuhl; it's just ... unique & different! Can definitely be recommended to progressive fans of the Mexican sound who aren't afraid of something a little different.

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3.78 | 29 ratings
Cabezas de Cera
2000
3.26 | 16 ratings
Un Segundo
2002
3.89 | 27 ratings
Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias
2004
2.95 | 3 ratings
Hermandad
2012

CABEZAS DE CERA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.61 | 7 ratings
Hecho En México
2007

CABEZAS DE CERA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

5.00 | 3 ratings
En Directo Ciudad De Mexico
2004
4.13 | 5 ratings
CDC Live USA
2010

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4.00 | 5 ratings
Fractal Sonico
2005

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

3.14 | 3 ratings
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 Un Segundo by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.26 | 16 ratings

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Un Segundo
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by Memo_anathemo

4 stars In my own humble opinion, I consider Cabezas de Cera one of the best prog bands in my country. I have had the opportunity to see them live, and it is quite a wonderful show. Un Segundo, is the second album of the band and it takes just one second to take the road trip alongside with CDC. The album is full of experimentation, jazz sounds, folk movements, excellent instrumentation ... totally avant-garde. This trio definitely gets you during the whole album with their music that portrays influences of such bands as Banda Elástica and King Crimson. Another remarkable thing is the production, where one can see the attention paid to details. A bit lower than the first album, Un Segundo keeps a high standard for the band.

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 Hermandad by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2012
2.95 | 3 ratings

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Hermandad
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by memowakeman
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3 stars Join the brotherhood . As some of you know, this is the first CDC album as a duo with brothers Sotelo since Ramsés Luna left the band some years ago, so it is like the start of a new era, like a new beginning of this emblematic Mexican band that I love so much. It is not a mystery that the sound has to be different, with true honesty I confess I do miss Luna's style with the winds in this band, though with time we will get used to this new face of CDC, which of course is good, because they are great musicians and now the formula to reinvent themselves from one album to another.

This new album entitled "Hermandad" has an additional beauty, the CD package is stunning, handcraft made with a beautiful wood color and with a puzzle-like design. Well, the album offers 7 songs and a total time of 55 minutes. It starts with "Danza de la lluvia" which happens to be the shortest track; it is like a chat between strings and percussion that together provoke something on the earth, mother nature has to listen to this and send us some gifts, like a rain, so we can receive it with open arms and give it a rendition. This type of music CDC offers has old roots, pre-Hispanic touches that let us travel to the past.

"Mano a mano" is a rollercoaster of emotions, with a vertiginous explosion after some seconds of its beginning, then it slows down and share a state of calm, that little by little is being invaded by a chaotic atmosphere. This is a curious track, because one can listen to a lot of sounds and remember all of them, and none of them as well, all of a sudden some whistles can be heard while a far applause appears under a bed of strings and some farther percussion. "Rock Mahal" has a tense beginning with a first introductory minute that has a special atmospheric sound with some grade of chaos; later it calms down and a folkish tune appear, reminding me of mid-east music. This track has so many changes, them all are good without a doubt, the problem I have here is that in moments I feel lost, and not identified with the music.

"Migrante" has an addictive rhythm that is easy to remember, it repeats itself during the whole track, so here is different from the past song, this one has its own essence that will make us identify it. A vast quantity of colors and textures are offered here, so many changes that don't harm each other, a prominent use of stick and great atmospheres help build up one of the best songs off this album. "Sonocosmonauta" plays again with a lot of nuances and textures that come from everywhere, a variety of sounds that try to create a structure which is about to take off, but I am not convinced if it took off or not, what I mean is that here once again I felt lost somewhere, not caught by its charm, like the feeling of "this lacks something", I don't know.

"Éxodo desierto adentro" could be used as soundtrack of a film related to art, I imagine this music sounding while a man is walking in the mid-east desert, going to meet its fate. The strings used here are great as usual, while the percussion greatly complements it. The Mexican roots continue during the whole album, and are provided once again in the last track "Dia de Feria" in which I imagine a cool culture festival of our ascendants, walking, chatting, having a moment of relaxation and thought, I don't know, trying to find the peace they deserve.

Well, if you have read my previous CDC reviews then you will notice something, that I always show love for them, but here I did not feel that enthusiastic. Most of the changes are for good, and I am sure CDC will find soon their new own sound, maybe they already have it as a duo, but I think they have to keep walking and moving on in order to reach that summit they once owned; the winds were something that made this band unique, now they don't have it and I am sure most of us fans miss them, but we have to understand this is a new era and get use to what they want to offer nowadays. My final grade will be 2.5 rounded to 3 stars, I miss those songs that can be recognized in the first 5 seconds, here I found only one.

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 Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.89 | 27 ratings

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Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I've had a hard time with the first two albums from this Mexican band. Their music is truly very difficult to apprehend. When I saw that their latest album to date was a double CD, I decided to review it in two times. I really can't listen to this type of work for about two hours. As such, I fully agree with Mellotron Storm: two CD's were just too much.

The same sort of musical experience than before is provided with "Metalmúsica" which is the title of the first CD. This album is a combo of powerful matters ("Fundición") with notable jazz accents as well as fine ethnic numbers ("Nocturno Incadecente" or "Kieri"). The latter style has by far my preference. There are also several tracks which sound as having no structure like "Armatoste" for instance. It seems as a juxtaposition of notes or sounds without any consistency. Some sort of free-jazz which is just loose and chaotic.

Repetitive and minimalism are also featured on the menu ("Milagro"). Actually, there are not many attractive parts on this work. The chaotic and noisy "Mutación" won't generate any better feeling, I'm afraid.

The first very good track from this all instrumental album is "Indomable". Folkish textures and a nice melody are very much welcome after all these noises and painful passages. Some relief is also felt during the acoustic "Destiempo". It is not that this track is great; it is just providing a halt in the whole maelstrom available so far.

The symphonic jazz oriented "Znjambre" is not too bad at all: it features some very good sax as well as enjoyable percussion work. It is one of the best tracks available so far. The second part of the closing number of disk one is also enjoyable thanks to some very nice flute parts.

In all this first disk is below average: two stars.

The second CD is no more than improvised and choatic music. Noisy with no structure all the way through. Iguess that the band should have better sit under the jazz-rock/fusion section. I have tried hard to enter into their musical mould, but this is beyond my capabilities.

If you like free-jazz, improvisation and loose music: this might be worth. I am not of that kind though. Two stars.

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 Un Segundo by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.26 | 16 ratings

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Un Segundo
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I won't be as laudatory about this second album from "Cabezas De Cera" as my fellow countrymen (OK, I'm only half Mexican?).

It is indeed quite experimental music the one featured here. Quite (too) jazzy as well. As I have said about their debut one: I only got interested in the band because they were Mexican. But if you are willing to listen to some more conventional prog music, I can recommend you "Cast". Because with "Cabezas", it might turn to a "rompe cabezas" for sure.

I can't really fancy their style with is quite complex, at the very edge of the eclectic genre and the full experimental one. At times, a little breeze of fresh air appears ("In Statu"). It is the occasion to listen to some fine flute and good ethnic music as well.

"En Camino" is of another vein: the acoustic guitar intro is quite pleasant, very much Spanish oriented. It is combined with some heavier and wild passages which are quite impressive. One of my fave here. Together with the following "Elementos" which is another folkish/ethnic song with lots of rhythm and fluting. Very pleasant.

"Escalapista" is more jazz oriented: symphonic at first it turns into free jazz later on. No need to tell you that this is not frankly my cup of tea. The loose and experimental "Balun Canan" is not the type of track which is going change my mind about this album: very eclectic indeed but totally lacking in harmonious passages.

This album is truly difficult to get into and in my books, it only deserves two stars. Even if the closing "Retorno" is one of the most pleasant song available.

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 Cabezas de Cera by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.78 | 29 ratings

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Cabezas de Cera
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars When I read the reviews about this band, I knew that I would have some difficulties with their music but I wanted to give it a try because as you might know, I'm half-Mexican and half- Belgian.

The opening track "Veintiuno" (twenty-one) holds some weird wording in ?German but is a track which combines jazz-rock and eclectic prog. It is not what I prefer, but it is not too bad to be honest.

But when "Goxcilla" starts, you'd better hold on tight. As far as I'm concerned, they'd better have skipped that one. It is just a noisy and experimental track with little to no attraction as far as I'm concerned.

What a contrast with the delicacy of the flute play during "Encantodor De Serpientes" (snake charmer). Of course, with such a title there is no wonder that lots of flute is being played here. Leaning on the jazz mood, it shows some good acoustic guitar work as well as a performing sax and rhythmic section. It is my fave from this album for sure.

"Un Pueblo Escondido" starts somewhat experimental as well, but it is more bearable than "Goxcilla" thanks to some "marimba-like" passages as well as a very well constructed electric guitar part. Flute again is a delight (but you know that I am biased).

The music sounds almost free-jazz during a good chunk of "Caravan" and it is very loose while "Pretexto A Un Texto Fragmentado" is being played.

The last two tracks are fully jazz-rock oriented and can't keep me happy. In all, this album is not easy to approach and requires several listenings. If you are into intricate eclectic music combined with jazz-rock and experimental stuff, this might be rewarding. I'm not really into these so for me, the experience was quite mixed. Two stars.

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 CDC Live USA by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover DVD/Video, 2010
4.13 | 5 ratings

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CDC Live USA
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by memowakeman
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars They toured the US, and recorded this great concert!

Fortunately, the last year (2009) was an extraordinary year for this Mexican unique band, whose music was spread once again through the boundaries of the north frontier. They were invited to the NEAR Fest which as you know, is one of the most important festivals of progressive rock around the globe, so the bands who play there can feel sure that their music is appreciated by people of different countries and races, but with similar musical tastes.

It is not easy to please the progressive rock fan, but now with pride I can say that Cabezas de Cera did it, their tour over the United States, reunited some of the most positive criticism between the genre's connoisseurs, and I am sure that they felt it that way, because they returned to Mexico very happy after having achieved one more of their goals: leave a mark in the attendants.

In a wise decision, they decide to release a DVD/CD combo where one can appreciate their wonderful performance at NEAR Fest, besides other features. The introduction of this DVD was also chosen in a great moment: their 15th anniversary. Yes, the band have been composing and creating some of the most exquisite music I've ever heard for fifteen years, now I can say they have obtained loyal followers here in my country, but also recognition all over the world, they have earned it, believe me.

So what is this video about, as I said, it features the nine-track set off the North East Art Rock Festival which complete a 64-minute show, a concert where you can appreciate that they are as good (or better) as in the studio, that they play with all their heart, and that the crowd was happy with their performance, I really enjoy watching the people standing up and applauding, it feels good.

There are some classic songs such as "Gocxilla" and "Pretexto a un Texto Fragmentado", and also some of their newest compositions such as "Laberinto" and "Parkour", I believe they choose an excellent set list because those tracks gather all the elements that make this band big: experimentation, intelligent composing, great interplay between winds, strings and percussion, complex sound and several moods, among other things. Also, you can see that they (Paco, more specific) creates some of the instruments that Mauricio plays, whose particular sound could catch everyone's attention. In songs like "Indomable" or "Mutación" you can see those "weird" but original instruments.

Besides the concert, there are extra features that also make this DVD worth buying. One of them is a short documental about their US tour, where you can see their feelings and concerns before and after every concert. Another one is a short film with music of the band; and also a photo gallery. So here you can know them a little bit, outside their musical realm.

This is an excellent DVD that can work as a CD if you don't want to watch it. I would recommend it to all of you, if you are new to the band, this could be also a nice introduction; and if you already know them, please buy it, you won't regret. A couple of days ago I attend once again to a show, and they caused me goosebumps again, they still surprise me despite I think I know them very well, that is why I felt inspired in writing this review. My final grade is four stars.

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 Hecho En México by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Live, 2007
4.61 | 7 ratings

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Hecho En México
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by memowakeman
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4 stars Creative, dynamic and fantastic music!

There are a lot of adjectives that one can use while listening to a band like Cabezas de Cera, their music can transport you to new worlds and put images in your mind in almost every single song they compose, that's something that not all the bands can achieve. So as you know, I am a big follower and supporter of this band, so with this new review I hope more people get interested in their music, believe me, they are worth listening.

Cabezas de Cera's "Hecho en México" is an album with new compositions, however this was recorded live and released in the last days of 2007, thankfully, I could attend to the introduction of this album, which remains as one of my favorite CDC concerts I have ever witnessed. This album features nine songs and a total time of 90 minutes, and once again, one can listen to exquisite music that comes from the experimentation and ambition of these three talented Mexican musicians.

It kicks off with "Tercera Llamada" which happens to be the shortest song of the album. It has their distinctive sound as a trio, drums-winds-strings, since the first minutes one can notice the complexity and creativity they share, it is common to hear that the instruments as individuals have their own world, however, the three of them manage to create unity, and a strong song.

One thing that features this band is the exquisite use of electronic drums, so they can create sounds that one cannot imagine drums would do. This can be appreciated in the second track called "Tiroxina Rex", whose sound transmits a lot of things, it is not the common music with a common structure, no, it is challenging and unique, that's why I love them. In some of their tracks, you can appreciate both, the explosion and the calm, this song is not the exception.

"Peregrino" is a pretty nice song that seduces the listener. The first moments are full of Mauricio's great acoustic guitar playing, along with that delicate sound produced by Ramses' winds, and of course, the always precise use of Paco's drums. This is a soft, in moments peaceful track that can make you close your eyes and see things, create a story and enjoy the colors and textures it suggests. After three minutes the song changes a little bit, becomes stronger for moments, but then it slows down again, creating a nice mix of emotions.

"Al Mictlán" starts softly and gradually progresses, the atmosphere is quite friendly, there are moments where some kind of eastern sound appears, at least I feel it. Before minute three the stick takes the leadership and shows once more the musician's skills. This is an excellent song, however is one of those that I simply don't love.

On the other hand, the next track is one of my all-time CDC favorites, "Laberinto" which since the first time I listen to it in a concert, let me perplexed, with my mouth, mind and ears wide open and enjoying every single second of what I was listening; right now, that feeling has not changed at all. This is an extraordinary composition which starts with electronic drums, then winds and strings join little by little and begin to build up a structure, begin to fly and put together different elements and nuances that catch the listener's senses, and retain them until the very end.

"Rompecabezas" is a thirteen-minute track, the longest composition here, which shows once again their capacity and great compositional skills. It starts with a relaxed atmosphere for the first minute, but later it changes, creating a jazzy sound with some strange noises as background, the eclecticism of this band is always welcomed, you can tell it by this song. The piece is divided in several parts, some of them a bit heavier, some other calmer and relaxing. So here, you can expect nothing but a mixture of sounds gathered together in one body. However, I had to admit, that this is not really my favorite song.

"Corazón Alegre" is a beautiful composition with a charming sound. The stick and flute together create together a friendly moment, it is like watching the sunrise. Later the song changes a little bit, but its essence is still the same. Here I imagine the story of a person thinking about the world's nature and beauty. Minutes later the song becomes a bit funkier, where stick and drums build a new sound. A pretty enjoyable track!

Now if you want more experimentation, check out "Parkour" a unique song that I particularly enjoy a lot when I listen to it, either from my CD, or in a concert. Different sections of passages here, that maintain you expectant, waiting and asking yourself what's next, when you feel the song is stuck, then it suddenly explodes and makes everyone's head and body move (I've seen it in the different shows I've attended). There is a great vibe on this song, the music and the band invite you to explore new lands and actually, to explore yourself and know some hidden behaviors of you.

Last but not least is "Caguamán" which I have to tell, is not the perfect closer song, I have never felt comfortable with this as the last one of this great album, I don't really know why. It is actually a great song, It is obvious, but I simply did not like it was the final track here, maybe at the middle of the album I could enjoy it more, I don't know. But well, here once more they create interesting moods and atmospheres, the winds, stick and drums complement each other very well.

Hecho en México is an extraordinary album by this wonderful band, it is clearly not my personal favorite of them, however, it is a strong record that any progressive rock fan should listen, the music here is not the conventional prog, it is original, unique I would say. My final rating is four stars.

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 Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.89 | 27 ratings

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Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I was really blown away by this Mexican's band debut so I thought i'd check out their latest studio album "Metalmusica". It has a couple of negatives going against it right away for me. First of all it's a double album and second of all there are a lot of improvs here. I've experienced very few double albums that i've offered up 4 stars to,most bands can't put out over a 100 minutes of consistantly great music, and lets face it improvs are often hit and miss which is the case here. The music is very unique here with these strange instruments some of which are even homemade. So this is difficult music to describe or to know what's actually making the sounds. Some of this recording is so good that I hate to give 3 stars, but then we'll get music that I find repetitive and boring. This is very much a mixed bag for me sadly. I was hoping for something more like the debut.

Highlights are the opening track "Fundicion" with it's in your face distortion and dissonant sax. It turns spacey 4 1/2 minutes in. Amazing tune. "Indomble" just really clicks with me. I like the beat when it kicks in before a minute. "Ernadu" is almost East Indian sounding early on with lots of sax late. "Del Nois Al Nais" has a cool intro that is quite powerful. It turns spacey later with prominant sax. I like the bass after 6 minutes.

Obviously there are many fans of this double album if you check out the other reviews here. It's interesting enough that I would also suggest you check out this album. I just don't enjoy it that much. 3 stars.

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 Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.89 | 27 ratings

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Metalmusica - Aleaciones Aleatorias
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by Guldbamsen
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5 stars These days I rarely find the time to sit in front of a computer, unless I´m working on some sort of paper concerning cucumbers, and how men are falsely swayed by this elongated vegetable and the likes - all of them with the same recipes, but with different ingredients. At some point in time you get to the stage, where you actually question the looney-bin-freak-out-I´m-a-monkey mentality, almost everyone I know, is sage rated with, and whether this thing called higher education is indeed safe? (-This thing isn´t that is for damn sure...) When I DO get to sit down with ease, and I write a review, -I find it pretty natural to write about the album, I´ve been listening to the most, and very often it turns out to be a 5 star album...

Imagine a Mexican Gourishankar with the same out-of-the-bag approach as Area, and you´ve got Cabezas De Cera. If you like either of these groups you should be out the door.

I think a lot of new progressive bands gets whipped for lack of real identity, genuine musical personality, and a lot of the times rightfully so. Cabezas is something completely different. Their music is wild and jazzy at times only to swing around and sound like a psychedelic breakfast party complete with a grotesquely mad mariachi band on acid and a guy trying to dislodge his spleen through his saxophone. There are no templates - no safe bets. -This thing has been done before I know, and a lot of the new RIO groups tend to fall in the trap, where you play to play. The reasons behind the music has been deleted, only to be taken over by overtly weird and complex music just for the heck of it. I might have been over the moon for this kind of making music 10 years ago, but the fact of the matter is, you get bored with the feeling of no feel. Cabezas might change directions and often in bizarre ways you´d never expect, but you always have a presence of the mad Desperados lurking underneath. Picture the mariachi band from the movie Desperado, and you have my mental image of their musical roots, and how I thought they looked like, when I heard this at first. The impression hasn´t deterred. -The rhytm guitars and drums often give them away.

To give this a song by song slaughtering would be staggeringly cruel, and only for musicians who write lyrics in binary code. I put on the discs in succession and I listen, dance, jump like a crazy man reaching for the light switch for the sun. The music practically screams progressive, but the musicians here are so capable and in tune with each other, that the otherwise complex nature of the pieces seem to flow so eloquently and with such grace or pure primal emotion. Whatever this record sets out to do, it does it wholeheartedly, and that is part of, why it works this well. It feels together and mad at the same time, and I love it dearly for that.

You get 3 guys playing incredibly tight (mostly)wordless prog, that, I imagine, gave the collabs a mind boggling assignment when it came down to labelling this mother. Wuuuiiiiii! You get an almost incomprehensible coherence in the incoherence, which might be down to how well these guys know each other. In that sense, they remind me a bit of Amon Düül 2 and the way they were able to correlate their individual musical ideas during their first couple of albums. A wonderful sense of melody or maybe quite the opposite, but done at the right time.

I´ve been fuelled by an abnormal quench for saxophone these last two months, wasting a lot of my time listening to Bird and a good deal of canterbury, and this album is full of it! Extremely versatile and recalling David Jackson a good deal. Amazing lungs! This album is probably the greatest piece of Progressive music, I have heard in a very very long time. If you like the Eclectic genre - get this! If you like Canterbury - get this! If you like the Psychedelic genre - get this! If you like Experimental- Post - get this! If you like Fusion - then get this!

I hope my future journey with Cabezas De Cera will steer me through some more of this wonderful harnessed madness of scorchingly beautiful music. This album could, fairly I might add, have been called "The Whirlwind".

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 Cabezas de Cera by CABEZAS DE CERA album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.78 | 29 ratings

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Cabezas de Cera
Cabezas De Cera Eclectic Prog

Review by Marty McFly
Special Collaborator Crossover and E&O Teams

4 stars It's very Avant-garde kind of Eclectic Prog. Very experimental and not so pleasant, not allowing listener to get into it so easily (and from it, by the way). It seems that I didn't like it at first listen (I've listened this about a year ago) and put this record in the "certainly not like" section. Well, either my preferences had changed, or I just had to "give it" a time. Sad thing is that there's electronic drumkit, but it's not so noticeable. Mostly instrumental, but when vocals are around, they're rather pleasant kind of Spanish language. It's more like RIO/ Avant (still don't know which is which) than "your normal kind" of Eclectic, but that doesn't matter much.

Let me tell you a story about a boy. This boy was happy in his world. He was used to listen commercial music full of well known, recycled (over and over again) sound patterns, elements and was soaked in genres like pop. It was his worshiping object. Because he was scared to go out and explore Cabezas De Cera (for example). But one day, he tried it and was completely stunned by what he has heard. First he hated it, considered it absolutely ugly and ear-ripping sound, so unknown for him, so different than what he was used to listen. But fortunately, he tried it again and realized what he missed on first listen.

Now, this boy isn't me, this story also isn't about me, it's completely imagined, with one exception that I also didn't like it at first listen and then saw it's advantages. Anyway, do you like my story ? You shouldn't, it's nonsense. Anyway, let's continue.

As soon as I realized that there's electronic drummer, listening it became pain of some kind. It's like someone stabbing me with a knife. To open wounds. Maybe I'm too much of a traditionalist, but lack of person behind drums & percussions is quite big for me. But I can comply and get on well with it (I hope). I did in past though.

There are some more difficult and then more melodic like tracks, so you won't have it so bad. You can choose after all.

4(-), because I'm ashamed a little bit that I almost cursed such a great release.

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