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4.04 | 24 ratings

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4 stars A good album from a solid band. The clearest sound found here is Primus, and it's quite present in the whole album. It's mainly the way Carlos Pérez plays the bass, but it's also the guitars, that give the space to that Primus like bass. But the album is not only Primus, there are good nods to King Crimson too, and at the end is, in fact, Exsimio. After the first impression, the firsts tracks with lots of Primus, then appear some numbers more relaxed, more experimental, and thus building what this album is all about.

"Exsimio" is mainly instrumental, but there are some good vocals here and there, relating more than singing, which is good, but still there is some singing that it could be omitted (but finally one gets used to).

Maybe one issue with this album is to realize that is more than a copy from Primus, to fully understand and enjoy the music of Exsimio. That's the way like, for example, Travolta is one of my favourites tracks, after a poor first impression, kind of weak, pop influenced, then arises the sense, which also happens with the "6 minutes of silence", defining in some way the principles of the band.

About 'Empalme', subtitled inside the booklet "movimiento lateral hondo del punto de encaje", one says this is about Castaneda's work, but after hearing the lyrics there's nothing clear, and maybe it's just a hallucination due to the movement of the assemblage point.

At the end of the day, Exsimio left a good piece of prog, with a different perspective to that of their peers, and the most important, an enjoyable album.

Proglodita | 4/5 |


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