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Antonio Giacomin
5 stars Best progressive rock album from south America; paired only by Los Jaivas "Alturas De Machu Picchu"

Argentina is a country that I was easily able to fall in love with. Going there twice, feeling the wonders of Buenos Airesīs winter, there was also opportunities to taste the best wine in the world, paired again by Chilean ones and to appreciate high level soccer and some of the most beautiful folk in the world as well.

After talking about good wines, letīs see a bit about progressive music. It took a long time for myself to be in touch with "Anabelas", from a band named Bubu, and immediately I saw that Argentineans are very good in music and beyond names like Carlos Gardel as well. This album is clearly a strong masterpiece of progressive music. Letīs point out reasons for it

1 ? Reading other reviews, prior to listening it, there was a fear of seeing it as kind of derivative, something just trying to emulate giants like King Crimson. NO, NO, NO! Bubu is a band with very consolidated bright and signature of its own. Hearing "Anabelas", you can develop a perception that gives you rapidly conditions to distinguish its sound from any other band.

2 ? The epic. Oh, the epic! There are two qualities very important for me to consider an epic as a well stablished piece of music. The most important is that it cannot be just the grouping of songs just slightly related among themselves in order to achieve an epic; which unfortunately happens lots of times. The other one is it must have musical complexities that leads the listener to uncountable visits until considering the album appreciated and known in a proper way. You can be sure, "El Cortejo de un Dia Amarillo"more than to match, clearly surpasses those criteria.

3 ? Musicianship. The diversity of instruments used and the way they are played here has the quality for sustaining a masterpiece of progressive music. The favorite of mine are the bass lines we can hear, they not only achieves its obligations in rhythm issues but also adds A LOT of beauty to the songs.

For me it is the best album of progressive music in South America. Better than "Alturas de Macchu Picchu", sorry folk in Chile; in a way of compensating this tonightīs wine will be Chilean. It is also better than my favorite progressive album from here in Brasil, "Influencias", from Marco Antonio Araujo, already reviewed by me. Three albums that must be present well appreciated in a collection of any prog music lover.

Antonio Giacomin | 5/5 |


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