Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Kotebel - Cosmology (2017)
The seventh album from this Spanish band.
Kotebel is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, piano, keyboards, bass, drums and percussion.
A guest musician provides flutes.
I have done reviews of four of their albums for # 1 of this blog and one for Progarchives which you can read here.
I named the review for ProgArchives as "Kotebel does not do easy listening". That is so true. Their music is on the very complex end of the music spectrum.
Their music is generally somewhere between neo-classical music and symphonic prog. Mostly neo-classical music.
That is not really the case on Cosmology, though. They have chosen a slightly different path here. They still mixes neo-classical music with symphonic prog. They have though added a bit jazz and a bit Spanish folk music into their music on this album. There is a Spanish flavour in their music on this album. There is even some hot blooded flamenco here !
The music is still complex. But it is also melodic to a certain extent. It is by no means easy listening music. It still have enough bite and sneer to scare off most people. But it is still a lot of melodic stuff here and some really good details.
The album clocks in at just over one short hour. I say short because time flies in the company of this album. There is lots of goodies here and food for the brain. This is indeed a very good album and another reminder that Kotebel is one heck of a band. One of the most interesting bands in the prog rock scene.