Monday 31 July 2017

Nuevo Mexico - Hecho En Casa (1975)

The debut album from this Mexican band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, flutes, drums and Spanish vocals.

The band released two albums before they gave up the ghost and disbanded. The second album is called Vol II and was released in 1979. I do not have that album so this is my one and only album from them.

The band wanted to play symphonic prog in the vein of Pink Floyd (!!), Yes, Jethro Tull (!!) and ELP. So they started this band.

Oh yeah, this band is very close to Jethro Tull on this album. There is also some strong ELP influences here. The band is not anywhere near Pink Floyd and Yes in their music.

The flutes and the vocals are everywhere and reminds me a lot about Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull. Ditto for the music which is heavy folk rock with a lot of symphonic prog influences. The ELP influences comes into fore at the end of this album.

The vocals is charming. The music is wild and their thirteen minutes long Sinfonia De Rock No 1 is pretty good. And wild.

The end result is a thirty-seven minutes long album which has some good and not so good music. It is an album that falls down somewhere between decent and good.

2.5 points


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