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A Barca Do Sol


Prog Folk

4.04 | 48 ratings

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4 stars This is actually their worst, believe it or not!

It is really impressive what a good research can do, and the guys of A Barca do Sol know it. Being all of them born and raised in Rio de Janeiro they had to do a lot of research about traditional brazilian folk music to develop their music until they could present this album. Of course, there is also a good dosage of classical music influence also, specially when you see the instruments they used, like cello, violins, viola and piano, when actually the instrument usually used in traditional brazilian folk music is the rabeca, some kind of badly made violin.

Some people argue that this band has some Tull influence and that can maybe me true in this album, specially because of some flute parts that indeed remember Ian Anderson. However, the influence stops right there because, unlike Jethro Tull, the music presented by the band is very soft and sweet, unlike the folkish ahrd rock made by Tull. In fact, it is quite hard to understand why this band is classified as progressive rock since it lacks the ROCK department, using mostly acoustic instruments like acoustic guitars and the mentioned cello, violas, violins, piano and flutes.

The lyrics here, like the lyrics of their next album, are good poems talking about many different themes. The poetry here, in fact, only cares about making beautiful poetry, and thats it.

However, there is a problem with this album: it is kind of raw, when compared to the other works of the band, like Deopis do Verão and Pirata, and that is why it only deserves 4 stars.

CCVP | 4/5 |


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