Friday 12 October 2018

Bubu - El Eco del Sol (2018)

The second album from this Argentine band.

The band was a seven piece big band on this album with a lineup of saxophones, flutes, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, violins, choirs and Spanish vocals.

I never ever expected to hear anything more from this album. But it turns out that the band has released an EP two years ago and a new album was announced when I reviewed their debut album in October last year. You will find my review here.

Gosh... that was one year ago. Time flies fast in this blog. Very fast.

This album starts out as an RPI album with a lot of eclectic RPI like progressive rock. Symphonic progressive rock, that is.

And this album grabs the listener, at least if the listener is into RPI and eclectic prog, from the first second of this fifty minutes long album.

Unfortunate, the album is a bit unfocused during the final half with a lot of instrumental pieces which is nice, but not of the same standard as the opening songs.

The vocals are really good here and the use of choirs gives this album an eclectic edge. Both Gentle Giant and King Crimson springs to mind when reviewing this album. Bubu has translated their attitude to music to a more Latin-American way of doing eclectic prog. That is the main difference between Bubu and those two bands.

The end result is a mighty album and a great follow up to the 1978 debut album Anabelas. This is a great comeback and a very welcome one too. Check out this very good album.

3.5 points

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