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Akinetón Retard



4.07 | 47 ratings

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3 stars Following my series of reviews where I go through my CD collection today I have Akinetón Retard, band from Chile. I own Akranania (2001) since 2007 but for me is hard to get into Akinetón Retard's music. The Chilean band plays what we call 'Avant-Garde' or 'Avant-Prog' (there's even the RIO going on for some), which is a mix between the Jazz-Rock-Fusion style with more Prog Rock colors.

I would say that in Akranania (2001) Akinetón Retard has a big influence from Frank Zappa. But who hasn't in this area of Prog? This influence is heard most in track 2 'Recurrencias'.

The music in Akranania (2001) is very dynamic most of the time with drums and their 2 saxophones players playing a big role. Guitars are most of the time soloing away, but from time to time they appear more, like in the Rock N Roll track 'Survector'. One of my favorites.

Akranania (2001) was recorded in Chile and originally released by Mylodon Records. My version is the Brazilian one released by Rock Symphony, though.

In general is a good album, and certainly will please Avant Prog and Jazz Fusion lovers. But it's not really my cup of tea.

Key track: Survector

ProgShine | 3/5 |


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