Tuesday 19 December 2017
Violeta De Outono - Ilhas (2005)
The fourth album from this Brazilian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and Portoguese vocals.
I have previously reviewed some of their albums for this blog, # 1 of this blog and Progarchives. I have not been impressed by the two albums I have reviewed for this blog. See my reviews here and here. But I really liked their more recent albums.
This band is a bit difficult to pinpoint, music wise.
That too goes for this album. The start off point is psychedelic rock. Add some South American symphonic prog and folk rock. Add some indie rock too. That is when you get this album.... sort of......
The vocals is very softly sung and performed. Something which gives the album a bit of a psych prog feel.
The thirteen songs on this fifty-five minutes long album is very much chorus-verse-chorus focused. There is no trippy spaced out pieces of music here. The music is very much guitars and keyboards dominated. The songs does not have a big songs. The songs are more sparse when it comes to instruments.
There is no really great songs here. Neither is there any really good songs. The overall quality is between decent and good, I am afraid. And only that.