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0.720 ALEACION

0.720 Aleacion

 

Prog Folk

3.02 | 21 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars A very touching background behind this Mexican group, which was formed out of the need to financially help the victims of the 85' earthquake that hit Mexico City.The monster of nature caused the death of over 10000 people, even more were injured and several buildings collapsed after the main srtike.Job Hernandez (bass), Carlos Castro (drums), Abraham Vinas (flute), Carlos Torres (violin) and Eduardo Zamarripa (guitar) were the musicians behind this act, who recorded a self-titled album in January 86', released the same year (07.20 was the exact time the main even occured).

Musically the album explores the territory of Mexican Folk , blended with Rock, Classical and Jazz stylings, and quite reasonably the atmosphere is dreamy, ethereal and moving, trying to speak to the hearts of Mexican people.The overall approach though is not that easy-listening.The tracks are short, but they contain plenty of smooth interplays with a jazzy rhythm section collaborating with the flute and violin leaders of the release, producing nice series of quality music, close to a folky Fusion style.There are of course also lots of acoustic crescendos, offered by the classical guitar of Zamarripa, but he never finds himself alone.There is always a solid support by the violins of Torres and the melodic flutes of Vinas.Notice that the album is almost all instrumental with only one sung track, while a couple of songs contain some choir-type of vocal parts.

The Sol & Deneb CD release contains 9 extremely short bonus tracks, all together not exceeding the 9-min. mark, taken from a 1986 video entitled "Memorias del Olivido".The sound here is more along the lines of pre-Hispanic Folk/Chamber Folk with dominant folk influences.

The CD release of this album makes it available for a mass of listeners worldwide and ''0.720 Aleacion'' is a nice little pearl for all lovers of Progressive Folk or acoustic interplays.Historically though this work goes far beyond any possible rating system due to its humancentric purpose of existence.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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