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La Pura Realidad


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3.93 | 12 ratings

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4 stars Another excellent Mexican band!

Yes it is, and what a pleasure to at last review this self-titled album by La Pura Realidad, which is a new band formed by talented musicians that have dedicated their life to music, playing in different bands, and her they approached an excellent sound, created by superb compositions.

This album features 6 great songs and a total time of 45 minutes approximately, kicking off with "Roja Ciudad" which is a beautiful song to my ears, starting with a delicate violin sound, instrument which is very important in this album, since it leads several passages of the same. After a minute the song turns different, with a faster time and with the entrance of several instruments, the obvious ones such as drums, bass and nice guitar riffs, along with saxophone and the same violin, the sound now is more experimental, don't know if using the term of avant-garde may fit here, but is the first I thought. The structure and texture of the song is formidable, passionate and joyful in moments, very nice song.

The next track is "Sonando", a 10-minute epic which gathers all the elements the band offer to the listener, starts with a dark atmosphere created by violins, which little by little opens the door to the entrance of the other instruments. The song is progressing and just before minute 3 it explodes with a heavier drumming sound and again being the violin the one that leads and predominates the most, though there is always the guitar sound making some riffs and adding a special sound to the song. Up to minute 5, it stops and starts again with acoustic guitar reminding me to some folkloric and typical Mexican sound, so I love the way they make experimental music but without forgetting their roots, so that mix is exquisite. This is an excellent track, one of their finest moments.

Following we have "La Realidad", again starting with violin sound and seconds after the other instruments incorporate to the track, while we listen to a soft violin sound, there is the electric guitar making some excellent riffs in a lower volume in order not to sound that jammed. The song makes several short stops and rebuilds the structure, using both, their previous and new notes, there is a time, in the strong part of the song where it sounds bluesy just before stopping again, and return to the first song's structure, cool.

"Alegrķa" as the name suggests, is a joyful song which starts with drums and acoustic guitar, then electric guitar riffs appear and the violin starts creating a beautiful atmosphere while you create some images, well the ambient created is extraordinary and it puts a smile on my face, one of my favourite songs.

"Maria" is another great song that combines experimental music with folkish and typical Mexican tunes, again the violin sound takes your attention and along with constant drumming and fast acoustic guitar chords create a delicious atmosphere. Then the music turns into a relaxation time and elaborate some experimental passages, here the work of acoustic guitar is very helpful. Minutes later the song changes again but this time making a powerful and intrepid sound.

The album ends with "De Noche" which starts with some percussion sound reminding me to a classic Mexican song from the 80s named Kumbala, the mood is like a ballad and invites you to take your couple and dance softly together, it may be like a love song, but some minutes later it changes a little but just in order to return to the main theme, excellent closing song.

This album is very interesting and I like it a lot, because it shows typical Mexican elements along with some experimental ones, which makes it a versatile and complete album which I would recommend to anyone, not a masterpiece, but in my opinion a 4 star album.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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