Wednesday 7 March 2018
Trio. El - Siempre Que Hay Un Corazón... (2007)
The debut album from this Dominican Republic based band.
El Trio is a trio with a lineup of bass, drums, saxophones, keyboards, guitars and vocals.
The band has help from numerous other musicians who provides french horn, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, guitars, percussion and drums.
The band has so far released three albums and I got them from ProgSpheres with a kind request to review them. Which I off course will do as this band comes from a country where I am a bit blank on bands submissions.
I will soon review their two other albums too/you can read reviews of their two albums somewhere else in this blog.
The band plays an interesting mix of fusion, Latin-American jazz, eclectic prog and post-punk.
This album is not quite a fully blooded red hot fusion album. It has taken a lot of references from the likes of Soundgarden, King Crimson and Cream in addition to the usual fusion and jazz suspects.
The vocals is a bit screamo at times and the music is pretty hard. This is by no means easy listening music. It is indeed challenging music, these sixty minutes.
The quality is not good, I am afraid. This is a debut album though and a decent to good one. Check it out if you feel for it.