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Rodrigo San Martin


Crossover Prog

3.14 | 9 ratings

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3 stars This is very funny...I'm an idiot. I have reviewed this EP by Rodrigo San Martin having in mind Alejandro Matos. It's like reviewing The Dark Side of The Moon thinking it's a YES album...

So the minimum I can do is rewrite it completely. What impressed me at the first listen was the big difference between this album and the "previous" one. Of course! It was another artist...

Anyway, Rdrigo San Martin has been so kind to share with me the complete work of which this EP is only the first of 4 parts. The whole is a concept album in AYREON's style: I mean a rock opera with different singers each interpreting a character.As it's not released yet, the only thing I will say about the complete opera is that there are songs like the 11 minutes title track which are very impressive.

The story is about the rise and fall of a prog artist in the 80s and this first part, the only one already released, is about his childhood and youth. The music is well performed and arranged and the talented singers add value to the songs.

The EP starts with a neo-prog touch which I could compare to Hogarth's Marillion, but it quickly becomes more rocking so that it can be defined a prog-metal act. Very good guitar supported by keys and an excellent rhythmic section. The comparison with AYREON is the first which came to my mind.

The reason why this opera has been divided in four parts is that Rodrigo San Martin is afraid that a 2 hours concept album can be too longand for this reason he has split it in four parts. We progheads know that this is not an issue, really.

Anyway, while waiting for the complete opera to be released, go checking the EP which is available on Bandcamp.

My apologies to both Rodrigo San Martin and Alejandro Matos. From a musical point of view they have very few in common. It's only that they are two Argentinian artists and I've been in touch with both....what an idiot I am....

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