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Rodrigo San Martin


Crossover Prog

3.82 | 17 ratings

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4 stars This is another fine album by Argentinian multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo San Martin. Like his first album, here he plays all of the instruments himself. He does bring aboard Jelena Perisic and Craig Kersey to perform the vocals this time. That wasn't really necessary, as San Martin proved on "1" that he was quite capable of handling the singing.

While most of the instrumentation on this album as just as good as on his first album, I feel tha San Martin overreached on his drum progranmming. Where the first album was natural sounding, here he tries to add some fills that are obviously impossible for a human drummer, making the synthesized percussion all too obvious. And at times, the drums don't seem to be playing in the same groove as the other instruments.

The songs, dums notwithstanding, are prog heaven. There seems to be a Pink Floyd feel that permeates through the three pieces. But the best is the last piece, War, Act 2, which at times seems to draw inspiration from King Crimson's "The Construction Of Light" album, or even tool.

San Martin's albums are presently available to download from his web site, and I urge anyone looking for some great new music to check them out.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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