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III

Anacrusa

 

Prog Folk

3.19 | 8 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars For their third album Castineira De Dios and Lagos made a complete lifting to the supporting group of instrumentalists.Only Ruben Izaurralde remained on flute and voices from the previous work and newcomers were Juan Carlos Licari and Ricardo Martinez on percussion, Bruno Pizzamiglio on oboe and Quique Alvarado on bass and synthesizer.They also changed label, releasing the next album on Global Records Argentina in 1975.This has been known as ''Anacrusa III'', although the cover only mention the name of the band.

Anacrusa retain the qualities already presented in their previous albums, the basis of yet another work of the band is a Latin-tinged Folk/Folk Rock and the musicians built around them a slow, gentle and relaxing symphonic approach.It lacks again the edge of an electric content, but the band works as a mini-orchestra with the displayed traditional instruments and the addition of soft drumming, the keyboards and the bass.Chamber Folk would be a good description, the music is centered around the acoustic strings and the omnipersent flute and clarinet, revealing lots of folky tunes, always orchestrated with pastoral, light interplays between the participants.Piano, organ and synths, when added, offer the best moments of the album with extended instrumental parts and good interactions with the flute and clarinet, even delivering an almost jazzy style at specific moments.Vocal tracks are more into traditional Folk Music, more mellow and lyrical, without much of an instrumental excess.But we are talking about pure poetry here and even these piece have plenty of interesting and nostalgic moments to offer.

''III'' is a bit more Folk-oriented compared to ''II'', but still comes as a nice pearl of light Prog Folk.Quite underrated band, featuring great instrumentalists and an extremely gifted female singer.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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