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    Posted: March 17 2006 at 10:04

With the new Gentle Giant DVD being released today, I'm reminded of just how hard it can be for us fans of highly original and highly dormant groups to find new material to fill the holes that such bands can, and do, make.

For GG fans like me, there are a whole brace of clone groups (the term clone being used very loosely, mind) who, whilst not snugly filling said holes, can help to keep the pangs of despair at bay. Terreno Baldio are a particularly fine example. With a winning mixture of dissonance, complex, key-heavy rhythms, jazzy chords and a touch of the native sound (they hail from Brazil, so this is welcome indeed), TB combine many elements of what made Gentle Giant superb without once seeming unoriginal. Their music is complex, playful and downright strange, but accessible enough to get almost anyone's toes tapping.

I only have their second (and final) album, but it's an absolute stormer if you let it grow on you, as I have for the past month or so.

So, be ye a GG fan or not, symph lover or RIO addict, I urge you to at least give me the benefit of the dount, follow this link, and give Terreno Baldio at least 3 and a half minutes of your time: http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2HZ7PAXEQZDR72BTWA431LMAQ 1



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 10:27

I tried to download it but it said the coneection with the server was reset...

Edit: Tried again and it worked.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 10:35

Very nice Trousie,thanks for the recommendation.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 10:40
It's great! Where can I get the album?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 10:55
Very cool stuff. It reminds me of Return to Forever meets GG, for some reason. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 17:32

Terreno Baldio with Modulo 1000 are my fav. 70's brazilian bands

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2006 at 01:25

Is this the band's website?

http://terrenobaldio.com.ve/

If it is, then I'm confused - the track they have available there is not prog at all - it's pure folklore.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 10:32
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Is this the band's website?

http://terrenobaldio.com.ve/

If it is, then I'm confused - the track they have available there is not prog at all - it's pure folklore.

I doubt it Mike. They disbanded mid-70's and remained very obscure throughout. Probably a case of same name different band.

To those who liked it (and asked where to find it): Hoorah! I'd imagine syn-phonic stock the album, so give them a try.

To those whom I've idiotically misled: The GG DVD is of course released on the 17th of NEXT month, not this one. I am idiot.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2006 at 06:51
I just acquired this one in a trade and although I have yet to play it, this could be one of those ones you mentioned before that can fill that hole.
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