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Cabezas De Cera


Eclectic Prog

3.81 | 43 ratings

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2 stars When I read the reviews about this band, I knew that I would have some difficulties with their music but I wanted to give it a try because as you might know, I'm half-Mexican and half- Belgian.

The opening track "Veintiuno" (twenty-one) holds some weird wording in ?German but is a track which combines jazz-rock and eclectic prog. It is not what I prefer, but it is not too bad to be honest.

But when "Goxcilla" starts, you'd better hold on tight. As far as I'm concerned, they'd better have skipped that one. It is just a noisy and experimental track with little to no attraction as far as I'm concerned.

What a contrast with the delicacy of the flute play during "Encantodor De Serpientes" (snake charmer). Of course, with such a title there is no wonder that lots of flute is being played here. Leaning on the jazz mood, it shows some good acoustic guitar work as well as a performing sax and rhythmic section. It is my fave from this album for sure.

"Un Pueblo Escondido" starts somewhat experimental as well, but it is more bearable than "Goxcilla" thanks to some "marimba-like" passages as well as a very well constructed electric guitar part. Flute again is a delight (but you know that I am biased).

The music sounds almost free-jazz during a good chunk of "Caravan" and it is very loose while "Pretexto A Un Texto Fragmentado" is being played.

The last two tracks are fully jazz-rock oriented and can't keep me happy. In all, this album is not easy to approach and requires several listenings. If you are into intricate eclectic music combined with jazz-rock and experimental stuff, this might be rewarding. I'm not really into these so for me, the experience was quite mixed. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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