Sunday 1 July 2018
Vega - Sol De Oscuridad (1981)
The third and final album from this Spanish band.
Vega was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, woodwinds and Spanish vocals.
Their first two albums Andaluza and Jara were and still is great albums. They are also a fusion of Spanish folk music and jazz.
Unfortunate, the band, which is essentially the guitarist Thomas Vega, ditched the Spanish folk music on this album.
What we get here is fusion with some Latin-American rhythms and pop. OK, there is also some flamenco here. But the non-jazz bits here are Latin-American and not so much Spanish.
The fusion and jazz bits are pretty standard fare and is not really sparkling. This thirty-five minutes long album has some good guitars, keyboards and bass. That is mostly all it got.
This is a big letdown from their first two albums. It is decent enough, but this band could do a lot better.