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3.83 | 35 ratings

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3 stars Debut album of this Chilean band is a ... mixed bag. Album's music is fusion in a sense of mixing all possible musical genres in one. Whenever main components are contemporary jazz, Latin urban folklore, Latin traditional music (rumbas, etc),Latin pop, RIO and classic, you can only imagine, how does it sounds!

In reality, every song is different, and best of them contain some free-jazz improvs, jazz fusion arrangements and quite inspired and technical musicianship. Vocals is Latin urban, and there are some street brass and danceable pieces as well.

Important element in band's music is that RIO atmosphere, but often it works if you know cultural and political situation from the place such music was recorded very well. I perfectly remember how I loved some artists, who played on the streets during last days of Russian occupation of Baltics, but rare foreigner could understand what is great in their music! Some years later I saw the same situation in ex-Yugoslavia. Then I believe for Chilean people, of people from Latin America these songs have much bigger attraction, because they know and feel, what this music is about.

For just casual listener, it is very eclectic album with some great moments and some annoying moments. Looking to musical side only ( as bigger part of listeners do), there are really interesting moments, but the album in whole is a bit of street-oriented musical propaganda. Possibly, nothing is bad in it, but unhappily too often musical component is placed on the second plan there.

In whole this album is non-usual Latin RIO work with some fusion elements for fans of such kind of music. Great product within the genre though.

snobb | 3/5 |


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