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Kotebel - Mysticae Visiones CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.05 | 55 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars I really understand why this band (band? At least with this album is just a one man project: multi instrumentist Carlos Plaza) has got so much praise in here. They are spanish, but really, they could be from anywhere. There is nothing overtly spanish here. Symphonic prog with heavy orchestration and choir, but thatīs about it. Two long compositions, very classical, but without much cohesion or continuity. It sounds a lot like a serie of small pieces put together to sound like a long track. Obvious King Crimson influences on some parts, ELP keys on others. The River, the second epic is a little better, and has some real nice flutes on it plus a few good guitar parts. It has a little more flow (pun intended) and itīs way more interesting than the title track, specially the last segment. Still, not quite convincing as a whole. But if this project follow this direction, I guess they might have a chance. Iīm curious to hear Kotebelīs follow ups.

Overall production is good.

Final rating: 2.5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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