Sunday, 24 March 2019
Granada - España, Año '75 (1976)
The second album from this Spanish band.
Granada was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, drums, mellotron, flute, synths, keyboards, bass, violin and mandolin.
A guest musician provided saxophone.
I have previously reviewed their first and their third album. The band released three albums before they broke up. You can find my reviews somewhere else in this blog.
Their debut album was based on vocals. This album is wholly instrumental.
Take a lot of symphonic prog and add some jazz. Add a lot of Spanish folk rock too and some harder rock. That is when you end up with this album.
The music is dynamic and full of interesting ideas.
All forty minutes of this album, it is. There is a lot of keyboards and synths here. There is also a lot of guitars in the front of a wall of drums and bass.
The music is indeed good throughout and the band made progress from album to album. Unfortunate, we only got three albums from them. Three very diverse albums, but three albums well worth checking out nevertheless.