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    Posted: March 07 2011 at 18:35

Hello dear fellow Collaborators!

I'd like to call especially Prog Electronic Team to attention and suggest Carlos Beltrán for addition to the database.

He is Mexican keyboard player and has issued his sole album "Jerico" in 1987. In one way, it can be described as a lost Tangerine Dream (their halcyon years) record, from another view, it sounds nothing like TD, as it makes a prominent use of grand piano (in fact, often the piano takes the leading role). To put it short, many would wish TD sounded so in 80s LOL.

Unfortunately there is very little info about this excellent musician. Most of the details I've found comes from this very modest Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Beltrán_(musician)

Anyways, we have YouTube and there are 3 pieces from 4. Sadly it misses the first, the most epic piece Edades Obscuras.

Carlos Beltran - Il Ciego De Jericó


Carlos Beltran - Cuentos Y Relatos Del País De Las Nieves


Carlos Beltran - 1519


Again, In my opinion, this is the lost classic of Progressive Electronic!

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Thanks, I'll check the suggestion. 
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On reading the thread title I was so unbelievably confused as to what a Mets outfielder had to do with prog.
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Originally posted by Padraic

On reading the thread title I was so unbelievably confused as to what a Mets outfielder had to do with prog.


What's a Met?
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Originally posted by Padraic

On reading the thread title I was so unbelievably confused as to what a Mets outfielder had to do with prog.


Same here. LOL
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philippe of the electronic prog team was notified.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2011 at 06:41
... and he cleared the suggestion for addition. Alexander, do you want to write a biography for Carlos' page on PA?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thandrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 14 2011 at 09:46

Oh yes,

I think I have something ready Smile

so should I post bio in this thread or contact you or philippe by PM?



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You can post it here. Please also provide a photo of the artist and the link to his website (if any). After the addition is done, you'll be able to add the albums and review them. Thumbs Up
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Ok then, here's the bio, partly adapted from wikipedia:

Carlos Beltrán (full name Carlos Beltrán Martínez De Castro), a Mexican keyboard player, was born in 1956. Having received Classical training in childhood, he became interested in Symphonic Prog and soft rock. However, 1987 saw him release his only official album to date, Progressive Electronic gem, entitled “Jericó” (on MUSART Records), where he combined his proficient Classical piano playing with Cosmic synths and sequences. Sadly, this wonderful album went largely unnoticed in his native country and the world hasn’t seen any official follow up to “Jericó”. However, before retiring he distributed his home-made unofficial tape “Familia Carbajal”, which is even harder to find than his official album. In 1997, “Jerico” has been re-released on CD, thereby saving it from undeserved oblivion.


Victim of its time and epoch, “Jericó” can still stand as a bright light of 80’s Prog Electronic music. It will especially appeal to those who like Classical and symphonic touches to Cosmic music, like, let’s say, Vangelis or Sangiuliano. Many fans would wish Tangerine Dream had sounded like this in eighties.


This photo was the only one I could find on internet - it comes form the rear sleeve of the album.

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