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Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 894 ratings

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3 stars Good Brazilian prog with a few very solid songs, but too inconsistent to deserve four stars. Nevertheless, it is surprising to hear such a romantic and adventurous album during the 80s. I guess Brazil, like Argentina's Seru Giran, had its share of progressive music at a time it wasn't popular for Europe and the United States.

UFO is a dynamic instrumental showing an immense amount of variety. This may be my favorite song here.

Smog Alado keeps the variety, bringing an aggressive flute to the mix, as well as various hard rock riffs (one instantly reminds me of Led Zeppelin). It also has a piercing synthesizer motif (which gets a bit annoying later in the song) and a very competent female vocalist.

Miragem is an instrumental with unusual aggressive guitar riffs and a very nice flute-driven passage during the middle.

Passaro de Luz is a pretty, but not very memorable, acoustic guitar ballad with the female vocalist.

Cano is an exciting and eclectic instrumental with some tango influences. In this short track, the musicians (especially the drummer) show their skills.

Ultimo Entardecer has some 70s Prog influences and while not perfectly consistent, it has some of the best moments in this album. It is the epic of the album and has some grandiose moments in the first third of the song, with symphonic accompaniments to the singer. Unfortunately, it gets a bit lost in the middle. The ending is very well done however.

Controversia is a short instrumental with a horrible-sounding synthesizer. It has some piano parts and drumming, but that synthesizer ruins what was already something that may be considered a filler.

The title track which ends the album is an organ-driven mid-tempo song with the female singer and other elements explored in the previous tracks.

Overall, this is a good, if unspectacular Brazilian release with a Symphonic sound.

Zitro | 3/5 |


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