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Sintesis - Sintesis [Aka: En Busca De Una Nueva Flor] CD (album) cover




Prog Folk

3.80 | 37 ratings

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4 stars Recorded in 1978, this album is a very interesting mixture of traditional prog and folk elements and some of "Nueva Trova", an epic Cuban revolutionary songs style. Soft, elegant and beautiful, a sort of a very melodic prog music. Very nice interplay between male and female voices (in Spanish), chorus, electric guitars, classic piano, Moog and organ (the first track is a good example of the band's potential). A couple of songs are not really progressive, but very enjoyable too.

The song "Poema" has beautiful lyrics from Pablo Neruda (Chilean Nobel Prize winner), and the highlight is the homonymous "En Busca De Una Nueva Flor", almost seven minutes of piano and synth lead music.

Both long bonus are quite interesting: "Variaciones Sobre Un Zapateo" has influences from Italian symphonic rock blended with Cuban folklore, and "Elogio De La Danza" is a space- atmospheric-ethnic track.

A recommended album, not extremely complex but very nice, delicated and full of Cuban colours.

Marcelo | 4/5 |


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