Monday 25 September 2017
Brenner. Vytas - La Ofrenda de Vytas Brenner (1973)
The debut album from this artist from Venezuela.
Vytas Brenner on all things with tangents got help from seven other musicians who provided bass, guitars, cuatro, maracas, drums, percussion and harp.
Vytas Brenner, of German heritage, released nine studio albums between 1973 and 1993 before he sadly passed away in March 2004. He was a leading musician in Venezuela all his life and made very significant contributions to the local progressive rock scene. He is still fondly remembered in this country.
His music is a mixed bag of everything and I have got some of his albums. Reviews to follow this fall/you can find my reviews of some of his other albums somewhere else in this blog.
This album is a strange mix of classical music, South American folk music, blues, a drum solos and some pop music. Very eclectic indeed.
It is obvious that this is a debut album where everything is crammed in to represent his talents and his world. And that is a big world ! Not to mention some very considerable talents.
This album still works despite of the huge variations in style. And it is a good album too with some exotic music. I really want to hear some more albums from Vytas Brenner.