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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Three years after their debut CD Abismos Del Tiempo (2003) here is the new album entitled Simple from the Argentine five piece band Atempo. Female singer Mariela Gonzalez (ex-Nexus) has been replaced by Zeta, guitarplayer Sebastian Chiarini has left the band too.

1. Subreal 1 : This composition starts slow, followed by a heavy and bombastic atmosphere featuring opera-like vocals and mellow pieces with beautiful piano, warm vocals and great orchestrations. The final part is outstanding delivering a very sensitive electric guitar solo, beautiful piano and dramatic vocals.

2. Triste : First a dreamy climate with fragile piano work, in the end a great finale with howling electric guitar runs.

3. El Circo De Los Tuneles : A very alternating track with twanging guitars and soaring guitar, a slow rhythm with dreamy vocals, sumptuous keyboards and vocals with lots of passion, a mellow part with senstitive electric guitar and in the end a fiery and bombastic atmosphere featuring heavy guitar riffs and sweeping drum beats.

4. Simple : Another varied song, from dreamy with piano and sensitive electric guitar and a strong beat with sparkling piano to bombastic with flashy synthesizer runs. The fluent shifting moods shows the huge progress Atempo has made in 3 years!

5. Experimento - SU 2.0 : After fragile piano work the music becomes more and more fluent and swinging to a mid-tempo rhythm with sparkling piano and a dynamic rhythm-section. The focus is on fiery saxophone work and jazzy- like piano, the interplay is great.

In my opinion Atempo has prooved their huge potention with this captivating album.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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