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5 stars "Hijos del Agobio" is much more proggier than its predecesor. The basic cadence of Triana is complicated with strange changes and moods, lyrically it seems more akin to be a conceptual album, with a great political intensity ( in the very turn of spanish History at the moment in the dead of Franco, in wich censure was not completly removed), it have more variety, still being a sad intense album. "Hijos del Agobio" is great, very, very sad, with spacy sections, mellancolic to the extreme, with interesting changes. "Rumor" is an uptempo with bluesy touches, and rumbesque cadence....still sad as true....very intense in its reclamation of freedom. One of the most explicit lyrics of those times and with nothing of the naive feeling of other "protest songs". "Sentimiento de Amor" is a great composition, again the atmosphere is the clue.....feels like laid back, very dreamy, the mix of rock and moorish themes is perfect, De la Rosa,s voice is great, the guitar solo is alien and near at the same time, the acoustic enters nicely....the lyrics are hitting the spot. "Recuerdos de Triana" is a silly number, a weak point in the album. "Ya esta Bien" is simply superb, the lyrics are perfect....the music full of changes, strong, quite heavy sometimes, and placid some other times...difficult to describe. "Necesito" is the "logical" continuation of the argument that they substain in the last song, the music is as flamenco as heavy as psyche, with not so many changes but not linear...the lyrics very interesting. "Sr Troncoso" is one of the most beatifull songs that ive heard, the composition is simple and moving, the acoustic cant be more emotional, the singing voice outstanding....the lyrics, well i think is interesting to know what the song is words from De la Rosa it was about a old guy who lived in the street and was drunk almost all the time, but they began to speak with him and they "discover" it was one of the most interesting persons they have meet. "Del Crepusculo..." is a song singed by the acoustic player Eduardo with a quite broken voice, the music lost in a heavy nightmare/dream whats in connection with the title, a psyche atmosphere goes round and round.

One thing to add: "Hijos del Agobio" is not really "Children of opresion" as it will be "Hijos de la Opresion"...."Agobio" is a spanish word, i dont know if it have a proper translation in english as it means for one side when someone is too much over you, and also means suffocation by heat....well it means the sensation when any of those things happens to you. It also means stress (the sensation caused by..).

The album is different from the first one, wich i like best, but i cannot find any argumented reason for my preference, especialy taking on account that were on a prog web and "Hijos" is a prog masterpiece! so i give it five stars also.

shockedjazz | 5/5 |


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