Tuesday 3 July 2018

Via Lumini - What Have We Done About Us (1995)

The second and final album from this Brazilian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, flute, bass, guitars, drums and English vocals.

The band was a rather short lived progressive rock band who came, did not win many fans and disappeared.
I really liked and still like their 1991 debut album Voos E Sonhos. Nice symphonic prog from Brazil with all the bells and whistles. You can read my review here.

There is a four years long break between these two albums. A lot has happened.

One of those things is the change of direction and sound. The band also changed language from their mother tongue to English. None of these changes are particular good.
There are a lot of keyboards, flutes, guitars and a rather weak sounding vocals here on this mid to slow tempo one hour long album. 

The album title What Have We Done About Us is a fitting one. The answer is a lot of wrong things.

The music is pretty much standard Anglo-British light-symphonic prog with both Genesis and soft-rock influences. Genesis from their Abacab era. All the Brazilian influences has gone, lost somewhere on route to England.

The result is a not so interesting album. A decent album, but nothing more than that. I am not impressed by this album.

2 points


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