Tuesday 19 September 2017
Cai - Cancion de la Primavera (1981)
The third album from this Spanish band.
Cai was a quartet on this album with a lineup of clavinet, synths, bass, drums, guitars, handclaps, percussions, piano, electric piano and Spanish vocals.
I have reviewed their first two albums and you can find the reviews here and here. I really liked those albums and it is fair to say that Cai has been included in my database of good Spanish bands. A pretty big database as I really like Spanish progressive rock.
Cancion De La Primavera delivers some Spanish prog rock, indeed. Thirty-two minutes of pure Spanish progressive rock.
That means symphonic progressive rock with a lot of folk and hard rock. There is plenty of flamenco here and some harder rock. Well, there is not that much hard rock here. But the music here sometimes becomes pretty hard. That is just to show some light and darkness in the songs, I suspect.
The vocals is really good. The sound is perhaps too polished and the folk rock edges has been removed. Edges the previous two albums had plenty of.
What remains is a pretty smooth album in the standards of Cai and Spanish prog rock. But this is by no means a sugar sweet album. There is some hard edges and a lot of eclectic songs and vocals here.
It is also a good album which I really enjoy although I do not speak a single word of Spanish.
Cai is indeed a good Spanish band.