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LUCAS

Marco Antônio Araújo

 

Prog Folk

4.44 | 48 ratings

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Antonio Giacomin
5 stars More of the same ? Not at all. Differences are very noticeable between the four MAA albums; and for music appreciators it is commonly accepted as a good point. From his masterpiece "Influencias" (imho the best progressive album already recorded in Brazil), some pastoral feelings can be felt; but this one really "rocks" much more. The is nothing from "Entre Um Silencio e Outro" (Between one silence and another); which is an almost classical piece and is not so easy to digest and understand.

Even if "Influencias" keeps a sentimental value for me, "Lucas" avoids being a simple repetition of the first one; It would have decreased one star in my assessment. There is no condition to deny the beauty of an epic like "Lembrancas"; and MAA decision of recording a side B (good old vinyl times) with three different compositions makes a great step on introducing variation even inside this proper album.

I could say many more things here, but I could repeat myself from what I wrote for "Influencias". Even so, as long as MAA mixed perfectly progressive rock with classical music (euseo in this case), and with Brazilian folk tunes; it makes him very important in order to understand our musical scenario. And if you have listened to a lot of bands, to a huge amount of songs, you should give a chance for your curiosity and give a try to these gems composed by Marco Antonio Araujo. Songs like "Abertura 2" from "Influencias" and "Lembrancas" from "Lucas" are like velvet to our progressive ears.

Five stars, with happiness in my heart

Antonio Giacomin | 5/5 |

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