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Vytas Brenner


Eclectic Prog

3.26 | 20 ratings

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3 stars Hermanos!

I have the luck of being the first reviewer of this album, strange but only his first effort "La Ofrenda de Vytas Brenner" has been reviewed so far, surely there are more people who can talk about his music and some of his albums Vytas Brenner is a man who was born in Germany, but he is from Venezuela, i am not going deeper with his bio or personal info, you can hhave a look to their very well written Bio here, by Geck0 by the way.

Im glad to say that there are so many valuable musicians who have dedicated their time and talent to create excellent music, this is not an exception, but what i meant is that i very glad to say that Europe or USA are not the only part of the world with excellent proggressive rock, you can noticed it with my previous review of Anabelas by Argentinian band Bubu, no it`s the turn of Venezuela and it`s beloved Vytas Brenner.

Hermanos is a short album, only 30 minutes of music can be heard herethat could be actually a low point because we as fans of music prefer larger albums, but that`s not really important, an album can be a masterpiece no matter it`s lenght, i remember i gave Profondo Roso by Goblin 5 stars being also a 30 minute album.

This album is divided in 10 songs, an average of 3 minutes per song but actually they are relationed with each other, what this album offers is a variety of a folkish sound mixed with an excellent drive of keyboards which makes it more symphonic in some ways, but that`s not the end, there are some moments that might be considered as ambiental music for example song no.6 "Pastos" i imagine myself lying in some field watching at the sky and being relaxed. Th majority of the short songs are only instrumental, in the first song you will listen to Vytas`soft and peaceful voice, but the best of the album is the background that keyboards can make, actually keyboards have the leader role of the album, it is not bombastic, but calmed and traditional, the music itself is so catchy and easy to listen so everybody could enjoy it, i also imagine this as a sountrack, it`s short but very well composed songs could fit perfectly in any vintage tv show or movie, with a latin american felling and folkish style, but with the always predominative sound of symphonic prog, in adition to this final comment we can find somewhere a saxophone, which obviously gives to it a brief encounter with the jazz side of Vytas. This is not an album that i would consider as a masterpiece, it is pretty good and so enjoyable when i listen to it, but definitely this is not the best music that Vytas and south american prog can offer to us, i would give to this album 3.5 stars, i like it it is great, but nothing more, only recommendable but non-essential definitely.

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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