Tuesday 6 February 2018

La Desooorden - La Isla de los Muertos (2005)

The third album from this band from Chile.

La Desooorden was a sextet on this album with a lineup of tambourine, piano, sax, guitars, drums, percussion and Spanish vocals.

I was not particular pleased with their second album Ensayo (2003) when I reviewed it last month. You can read my review here.

La Desooorden's music is a bit difficult to pinpoint. Take jazz, add a lot of folk rock and some post-punk, RPI in the vein of Area and some prog rock.

References are Area, Stormy Six, Frank Zappa and Los Jaivas.

The music is pretty strange and full of saxophones and vocals. The guitars are mostly half-acoustic. Highly original music with a great RIO and avant-garde identity. Some of the vocals is bordering to  atonal too.

The music is pretty pastoral throughout with a few outbreaks of lively jazzy music. The balance between uptempo, weird songs and pastoral songs are pretty good. It keeps this fifty minutes long album interesting.

The end result is a good album. A weird one, but still a good album. Check it out.

3 points  

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