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Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 21 ratings

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3 stars actualy 3.5

Govea is a young symphonic prog band from Mexico taken the name from the main composer and the master of the band keyboardist Salvador Govea. They put so far 2 albums, first named Danza Urbana releasesd in 2009. This trio who plays some very intreguing instrumental symphonic prog with jazzy overtones, sometimes very similar with ELP from Tarkus period specialy in Concertino. (Arrangement of the First Movement of Concertino for Organ and Orchestra by Miguel Bernal Jiménez). The album is quite intresting from the cover art to the music, Govea really manage to come with some refreshing arrangements in prog music. Specially the great amount of diversity in keyboards arrangements make them so unique, really almsot original in places, that is something for today prog rock music. The pieces flows from more up tempo to slow space symphonic prog combined with jazzy elements here and there. The title track, Falsa dicotomía and Concertino are the best, the rest are ok too. Salvador Govea is a great keyboard player who have a big contribution on this album, the most important, even the drumer has some share to, and put Govea on the map of prog rock in a very good manner. I definetly like this first album, thay know to play and aswell to compose intresting passages that worth to be investigated by any prog rock listner. 3.5 actualy, not quite a 4 because of couple of pieces who were little boring but not band, specially Claroscuro. A band to keep an eye on for the future.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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