Con todos los buenos grupos que tenemos!!! Gracias por avisar edgar! Publicar un comentario. Alas - Alas De Moebius febrero 13, Lisandro mete otro aportazo para revivir este tango-jazz-prog rock espectacular. Seguro que si. Gran disco de solo dos temas, injustamente olvidado por la historia del rock nacional. Llega a mi nariz el aroma a Canterbury. Muchos cambios de ritmo, solos de Moog, de Hammond, de sintetizador….
Sea como sea, estamos ante una de las grandes obras del progresivo argentino. Vamos un poco por el lado de la nostalgia, para rescatar algo de las raices del mejor Rock Argentino. EnGustavo Moretto dejaba su puesto de trompetista en Alma y Vida para iniciar su propio grupo. Incluso, para reforzar esa identidad, tuvieron el soporte de excelente bandoneonista Anibal Binelli.
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As it stands, 3 stars. Alas makes a bold statement the very first second after the needle drops. Layers of spacey synthesizers create a tense, brooding atmosphere, like an enshrouding fog, becoming increasingly thicker, taking the listener somewhere far off.
Cecilia Tenconi of Bubu fame offers brilliant flute lines that heighten the tension, transporting the song into a chaotic, even satanic, direction. The interplay between her and Pedro Aznar, the man behind the ivories, is sensational, weaving together a formidable tapestry of sound.
But after several minutes of mood-building, out of the mist and wreckage comes a valiant, triumphant organ line, which builds into a lively fusion jam to fill the remainder of the song. Indeed, Album), gone are the days of bombastic symphonic ELP- clonery Album) Alas had dabbled into on their self-titled debut. This is a different Alas we're getting into.
To quote Pedro Aznar, " There's no doubt that this album has, amidst its odd spacey touches, a more urban vibe and a more intimate, emotional feel than the debut, coming as a consequence of its jazzier focus. Following the dynamic closing of "A Quienes Sino", the album's title track picks up right where the last one left off.
A more uptempo number, "Pinta Tu Aldea" is a technical showcase of all involved in the band, including a guest appearance of the accordion-like bandoneon, Soldó - Alas (5) - Alas (CD features prominently. Not that it steals the show, of course; the bass lines are impeccably played and even the slower, more open-styled keyboard interlude in the middle still manages to keep things interesting, even if the energy level dips down a little.
In fact, the more lounge-y style of the keyboard solo reveals just how deep of a sound these guys had with Soldó - Alas (5) - Alas (CD limited recording technology back in late 70's Buenos Aires. In all, side one consists of two powerhouse tracks, which more than make up for any potential complaints that one may have had with their first album. Side two packs just as much excitement as the first one, with the rhythmic hustle-and-bustle of "La Caza Del Mosquito". Aznar's guitar lines in here interweave so well with the flute parts; this track is just so infectiously lovable.
After a lot of stopping and starting, with strong dynamic contrasts to boot, it finally gives way to the softness of the album's closer, "Silencio de Aguas Profundas". With no percussion to be heard for the last 13 minutes, the final song's slowly developing smooth lounge jazz and tango-esque qualities offer a symmetry of sorts to the album, fading off in much the same way it faded in. I'm struggling to pin down a rating between 4 and 5 stars for this one. On one hand, it isn't necessarily an "essential" buy, but it really is flawless.
I can't think of a wasted second on the whole album. As such, I'll leave Soldó - Alas (5) - Alas (CD with only 4 stars but I won't be able to stress enough just how highly I'd recommend it to fusion lovers and anyone who wants to explore prog from outside of Europe.
Check this one out! These guys found a way to sound thoroughly modern for and yet allowed their bountiful heritage to remain prominent in the arrangements. Pinta tu Aldea surprised me around almost every corner. Gorgeous stuff. The major gripe I have against this type of "compilation" is that as usual, the original artworks are sacrificed with something that usually has nothing to do with the albums, and such is the case here.
Indeed, both albums' covers are reduced laughably and posted on the back cover. This isn't really a problem for the very bland debut album illustration almost reminiscent of an early Aerosmith logo but in case of the exceedingly rare second album, much of the colourful finesse is totally lost here.
However, two pictures of the bands are included in the Spanish-only booklet, though I suspect it's the same line-up in both. As a conclusion, this Archives pack is probably the only way to have everything from Alas, and if you can find the separate artworks reduced to CD size and include them in the jewel case, it'll be be everything you'll ever need from this very interesting Argentinean keyboard trio.
Opening on the long synth layers courtesy of newcomer Aznar of the mins Quienes Sino, later joined by Moretto's flute and Riganti's delicate bell percussions, the piece finally kicks in after three minutes in a jazzy-prog-fusion that was well in line with the late 70's, but without the questionable late's kitsch synths sound, so widely used in the northern hemisphere.
The following mins title-track opens on a jazzy bass and features a not-too- annoying accordion, thus sending Album) mood in semi-tango-esque territory, but we're nowhere close to Argentinian folk stuff either, because the Rhodes gives it its typical 70's flavour. Over the flipside, the album shortest track still over 7-mins Caza Del Mosquito opens very melancholously is that even a word? A fun track, where the piano, the funky bass ala Pastorius and a twirly flute all alternate at the forefront.
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