Friday 6 October 2017
Brenner. Vytas - Hermanos (1974)
The second album from this artist from Venezuela.
Vytas Brenner on synths, vocals and piano had help from nine other musicians and an music ensemble here who provided guitars, bass, drums, percussions, saxophones and various other rhythm instruments.
His 1973 debut album La Ofrenda De Vytas Brenner was a bit of a test. But I still liked it a lot. See my review here.
It was a test because it was so South American and so introvert that I found it almost too dense to even have an opinon on it and then put it down as a review. So I was hoping that Hermanos would be an easier album to review.
That is not the case.
There is still a lot of South American jazz and folk music in his music. There are also a lot of avant-garde too. There is alot of melodies who collides head on here. A lot of strangeness.
In short, the first twenty-five minutes of this album is so dense and so full of exploding flavours and impressions that it is really difficult to relate to this music. The final five music is Vytas Brenner opening up into a pop song. A pretty good one too. Good vocals and a good song.
The end product is half an hour with some very colourful music. An album which does not really hit the target. But nevertheless an album well worth checking out.