Thursday 29 March 2018
Quarto Sensorial - A + B (2012)
The debut album from this Brazilian band.
Quarto Sensorial is a trio with a lineup of bass, drums, percussion and guitars.
Some guest musicans has added saxophones and cello.
Brazil has always had a great prog rock/jazz scene and this band is another addition to this scene. Brazil is also a vast country. One of the largest in the world.
This sounds like a jazz band and it is............ sort of.
Take latin rock, jazz, post rock and eclectic prog. Mishmash those genres and you get this band.
There is a lot of acoustic and electric guitars here. There is also a lot of bass and drums here. The saxophones are only used on half the tracks.
The music is instrumental and that is not an easy genre. The lack of a focal point is the problem here.
This album is just over half an hour long and it has some decent stuff. It feels a bit half-baked and the ideas should be worked on a lot more than the band has done. There is a few good things here too. Hence my rating.