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5 stars So here we have what you call a masterpiece.

Triana's debut album is the classic symphonic prog type, that you are used to listening to in Yes and Camel. With a minor tweak the heavy influences of Spanish tango.

This element is inserted in two ways, first, there is an acoustic guitar which is present in the songs, it's always used in a creative form and help to give the feeling of the music, sometimes with fast-paced rhythms and other times in a more slow, focused and beautiful manner. The other tango element is the vocals, they are all sung in Spanish in a very emotive way, the singer can hit high notes and have an excellent voice.

These ingredients make the music feel different from its other counterparts at the time and give kinda a "national touch" to the opus, remembering us of his origin country but never crossing the borders and becoming folk. The progressive aspect of the band is perfect too, they transit between the epic and emotional and all tracks are just incredible pieces.

The electric guitar is used in a sophisticated way, always gaining the highlight in the right moment and playing crazy dope solos. The keyboard is inserted sometimes as an atmospheric instrument, playing in the background to help us feel the music, or it takes the lead and shows us equally great solos.

The drums and bass are utilized more like support instruments (as usual in rock). The drummer uses his parts to create an epic feel to the tracks, with loud and strong sections before the other members of the band receive the highlight, it has certain segments of fast-paced drumming where it shows the great skill of the musician. The bass is naturally a more "modest" instrument and is just used to keep the beat of the song and tie everything together, but even with their simple lines, it is still inserted in a very effective way.

To summarize, we have an awesome vocalist, perfect instrumentation with delightful songwriting. "El Patio" is a masterpiece of prog-rock music and must be listened to by every fan of the genre. 5 Stars.

koresea | 5/5 |


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