Track 5 is more somber, due to the dark solemnity of the subject a massive suicide , but still manages to capture the intense magic of South Spanish folk, as well as the band's punchy swing. The fusion touches that were somewhat moderate in previous tracks, emerge more clearly in the instrumental closure - once more, a superb number. Also, it doesn't help that the piece ends so abruptly, as though the band just said, "Okay, that's enough of that one.
Moving on! Interjecting again, there are several acoustic guitar cadenzas in call and response fashion introducing the singer much like the first track. The vocal section is structured more like a hard rock song with progressive leanings- a line sung followed by a heavy, complex riff. The second half bears no relation to what came before- it just happens, using fast percussion, a loose group of singers belting out the title, and active guitar soloing.
The vocals and guitar soloing are highlights of the piece, and there's a rare moment of peacefulness, which makes excellent use of the bass and passionate vocalizations. However, it is ultimately more of the same tricks with nothing fresh in store- great soloing, a fantastic rhythm section, yes, but nothing new.
As with the other tracks on this album, the music is difficult to follow. The first thing that strikes you about Mezquita's debut album Recuerdos De Mi Tierra is the wonderful cover art which features a minaret emerging from a barren landscape; there are also some Arabic symbols and a crescent moon in the background. Morocco is home to Andalusian classical music which evolved under the Moors of Cordoba. Mezquita were clearly influenced by this tradition as their their album features a guest string section; strings were widely used in Andalusian classical music.
North African modes and rhythms are also in evidence on the album, and the keyboards frequently mimic clarinets and oboes thus adding to the Arabic atmosphere.
The music consists of six complex compositions featuring exotic timbres and intricate rhythms. Tempos are generally fast and at times are breakneck speed. Three track on the album are worthy of note: The title track features superb duetting Flamenco and electric guitars along with the sound effect of crickets Recuerdos De Mi Tierra contains top-notch musicianship and is a highly original recording due to the prominent Arabic influence.
Fans of bands such as Guadalquivir, Vega and Azahar should enjoy this album. My one criticism is that the album lacks somewhat in variety, as the energetic tempos are quite relentless. Welcome to popular music site IsraBox! On IsraBox you can listen music for review is also you can download music albums. We present new, exclusive music and the hot hits for information.
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Agregar a mis favoritos. Viernes 17 de Enero de Domingo 19 de Enero de Lunes 20 de Enero de Martes 21 de Enero de Jueves 23 de Enero de Viernes 24 de Enero de Domingo 26 de Enero de Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April The synths are very cool as well.
Background synths help soften the raw sound. Vocals after 3 minutes and the song becomes more Spanish sounding. Heavy guitar after a minute then vocals. Amazing sound! Vocals after a minute. Synths a minute later. Vocal melodies end it. I like this one a lot. Lots of synths and organ as drums pound relentlessly. Some good guitar that comes and goes. This is one album that I can highly recommend, it's a great example of Spanish Prog from the late seventies.
People talk about King Crimson and even Wakeman influences, but to be honest I feel some distant ELP reminiscences rather than from any other band, the first track Recuerdos de mi Tierra Memories of my Land presents this clearly, after a soft Andaluz intro, the band starts to rock with the energy that only the famous power trio was able to provide, the electric guitar work is simply amazing and combined with the keyboards plus accurate drumming, almost reaches perfection, But that's not all, there are radical changes every few minutes but around the middle it's simply dramatic, they start to play in the purest Flamenco style with acoustic guitars and cante hondo included, only a subtle keyboard reminds us we are before a Progressive rock band, just perfect.
El Bizco de los Patios The Cross-Eyed of the Patios is much more frantic than the previous one, even when the Flamenco Moorish atmosphere is more than evident, the Prog and Rock element is predominant, the heavy and sometimes distorted guitars morph into Spanish guitars in a matter of seconds, the keyboards and bass sections are simply spectacular, not a second to breathe. Desde que Somos Dos Since we are Two is even weirder, the Moorish sound is completely fused with the Symphonic performance of keyboards and guitar, their sounds has similarities with the classic early 70's Prog, but is so unique that you can't hardly identify any band in particular, they manage to create something new but with respect for the pioneers of Symphonic and their Flamenco inheritance.
Suicidio Suicide returns us again to ELP territory, at least during the intro, because hardly heard any band able to make so many changes in such a little time. Strangely around the middle of the track they start to prepare the grand finale with dramatic vocals, Moorish and Flamenco elements all thrown into our faces with the confidence that only the good musicians who know they are good have, just fantastic.
I don't understand why, but they left Obertura en Si Bemol Overture in B Flat for the end, when I should expect an overture for the beginning of the album, but after listening it it's clear that this song is the cherry over the pie, extremely complex and elaborate with incredibly dramatic changes and elements of previous songs, so complex that wouldn't disappoint an Avant fan but with enough melody to please the most demanding Symphonic listener.
The finale is simply perfect, something that I won't ruin using simple words, deserves to be listened without any previous description that could only spoil the effect My favorite album from this Spanish Symphonic movement is still Hijos del Agobio by TRIANA which I rated with 4 stars, but this album leaves me speechless, and even if the first one mentioned suits my taste a bit more, I can't deny that technically Recuredos de mi Tierra is slightly ahead, so 5 strong stars.
Some Spanish bands were precursory and could have been exposed to severe censorship since rock music did not really fit the mood of the power in place in those days. This debut album from "Mezquita" did take advantage of the work from the pioneers to release such an album. The mix between Andalusian moods and prog rock is quite splendid.
Being on the instrumental side or on the vocal ones. These guys knew their subject and presented a rather great debut album. Complex rhythms, great combination of classic Spanish guitar, flamenco mood and Crimsonian instrumentals as well are indeed quite a mix!
The highlight IMO is the superb and fully symphonic "Suicidio": a pure jewel full of emotion, skills and passion. Musicianship is top notch and I would be damned if I could not convey the message of great creativity of the music featured. But most of the album is splendid.Sé que aunque generalizar implica una turba violenta de comentadores iracundos (tomando en cuenta que la responsabilidad sobre mis dichos recae sobre nadie mas que yo), estoy convencido de que (en mi modesta opinión), Recuerdos de mi Tierra es la obra maestra definitiva del rock progresivo de la escena andaluz. Así de sencillo.