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3 stars In a rare move by an 80's Prog band and just prior to releasing their third full-length album, Iconoclasta decided to launch a 2-track 7'' vinyl EP with compositions apparently written at the dawn of 1987.This effort was titled ''Suite mexicana'' and released in August 87', the fourth pressing of their own Discos Rosenbach label (a compilation of Mexican Metal bands was the previous one in 1986).

First track ''Mestizaje'' opens with a very pastoral acoustic crescendo and a strong Latin Folk flavor, but soon the familiar Iconoclasta style will come in evidence.A mix of symphonic and jazzy aesthetics in a very dense Fusion amalgam with time changes, complex bass lines, sharp guitar moves with a STEVE HACKETT-like touch and a nice keyboard performance by Rosa Moreno, which includes both symphonic and more quirky executions.A total 7 minutes of rich Symphonic Fusion.''Revolucion en 6/8'' is the second part, starting with the farewell flutes of the previous track and following the same vein.The music is just a bit more pompous with the good changes between electric guitars and keyboards leading the way, while this time the music becomes richer and more retro-styled with the presence of an organ.Lots of Classical influences and symphonic underlines, the band sounds now like Argentinians PABLO EL ENTERRADOR with the balanced guitar/keyboard interplays, but Iconoclasta were a band fond of fusing different influences, as a result they sound pretty virtuosic and diverse, always having links to STEVE HACKETT's personal albums.

Maybe it would be an excess to give this one a strong recommendation, as this suite has been part of several reissues of Iconoclasta's ''Soliloquo'' album.Anyway, if you ever come across a copy of this short vinyl, do not hesitate.Dense and ch

apps79 | 3/5 |


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