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4.03 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2022

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Alborada Do Alén (3:06)
2. Romance De Andrés D'orois (6:25)
3. Pelerinaxes (5:02)
4. Baile Do Dentón (4:46)

5. Alalá Do Abellón (4:47)
6. Cantar Do Liño (2:21)
7. Encontro Cunha Moura Fiadeira En Dormeá (5:13)
8. Lúa Vermella (9:14)

Total Time 40:54

Line-up / Musicians

- Diego Veiga / vocals, classical & acoustic & electric guitars, Farfisa
- Hugo Santeiro / classical & acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
- Fernando Vilaboy / Hammond, Rhodes, Mellotron, theremin, synths, vocals
- Luis Casanova / drums & percussion
- Pedro Alberte / bass
- Belém Tajes / vocals, aturuxo, tambourine

- Elena Vázquez / violin (1,2,3)
- Fabio Mahía / vocals (4)
- J. Gutiérrez / vocals (5), trumpet (8)
- Miguel Vázquez / tambourine (2,4), saxophone (3), harmonica (4)
- Pablo Caaminha Ursusson / zanfona (8)
- Ariel Ninas / zoadeiras (5)
- Xoán-Xil López / zoadeiras (5)
- Xosé Lois Romero / culleres (2), tixola, sacho, piñas, bombo tradicional, lata, cunchas, tambourine (5)

Releases information

LP/Cass./CD/Digital album, Spinda Records SDR18075

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MOURA Axexan, Espreitan ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
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Review by Rivertree
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4 stars Here we have an eclectic entity from Spain that is showcasing a formidable appeal. Rather unique, that's for sure. Yeah, true, still possible! The band's core is comprised of six musicians. They are from A Coruña, constituted around lead singer and main guitarist Diego Veiga. The goal is to blend ancient roots and a modern twist, hereby always looking for some proper support. Especially concerning their preference on the Galician mythology, the rituals and associated specific instruments. The album cover illustration says it all. While starting with the debut effort in 2020 this comes as their sophomore album, thematically divided in two partitions entitled 'Axexan' and 'Espreitan'. Eight tracks are offered, it takes time, the great spirit reveals with every further listening session.

Modern synth drones are ready to start the magical mystery tour on Alborada Do Alén, though vocals come in soon, just as the vintage counterpart, then leading into a folk tinged psychedelic drift, let's say akin to Crippled Black Phoenix. Actually it's not easy to keep track, to find the right words for a proper reasonable description. Volatile, the sheer diversity makes it difficult. Native instruments are used everywhere around, similar to the band Ilienses hailing from Sardinia. Anyway, things are merged together to a well thought out cocktail. They are jumping from southern rock to folk rituals and heavy treats with ease. Baile Do Dentón for example is hypnotically driving in the vein of the early Krautrock school featuring references to Can, Neu!. The doomy Alalá Do Abellón then comes close to an approach also known from bands like Heilung or Master Musicians Of Bukkake. You implicitly have to listen to this production in one go. And take care of the compelling cross-fades regarding the particular tracks.

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4 stars Moura's self-titled debut album was my album of the year for 2020. It was an exceptional release which blended dark psychedelia, progressive song structures, and the folk music of Galicia (the bit of Spain that dangles over Portugal; not to be confused with Eastern European Galicia). Two years later ... (read more)

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