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Cabezas De Cera


Eclectic Prog

3.81 | 43 ratings

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Unfurtunely ive sadly seen that most of the reviews of all CDC albums are made mostly by Mexican and Latin american members, with a couple exeptions. Maybe due to the coments of some of them about their "latino" sound on their music, and dont get me wrong, im not meaning that latin music is something bad that could stop people of listening to it, but i think that perhaps they are just thinking that this band is not prog enough or their influences are in a Santana "Oye como va" vein. Or maybe is just that is very difficult to find the cds!... yeah, i think this one is the reason.

Just try to imagine that Tony Levin was on the Crimson 70s line-up (the ones with Mel Collins) and Robert Fripp was already using a lot of his "Fripptronics", but more jazzy and a bit folky... Now turn it into a 2000s band, very innovative and fearless of music exploration... That would be for sure something very close to Cabezas De Cera (no clone by any mean).

Their self titled bebut cd is a unique blend of sounds that will keep you entertained from start to end, basicly intrumental with a few tracks with vocals and althought they bring fresh air to the disc, voice is the less important part, so dont worry if you dont speak spanish.

All the songs are very good, with lots of wind instuments, like sax, flute, clarinet and trumpet, plenty of percussions and excellent use of strings including stick.

Highlights are: "Veintiunos" with lots of stick and clarinet, "Gocxilla" in the heavier KC style, "Encantador de Serpientes" beautiful flute and acustic guitar, "Un Pueblo Escondido" one of my favourites and actually you can hear the mp3 sample here in PA, "Gitana" almost a sax solo acompained with acustic guitar and great percussion.

I highly recommend both, cd and band, im sure you wont be sorry, all their albums are good, but this disc is an excellent way to get acquainted with this contemporary art rock group, a bit hard to understand at first, but once you get into it im sure youll be hooked forever.

4.5 stars

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 4/5 |


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