Monday, 15 April 2019

Arcabuz - Orígenes (2014)

The debut album from this Spanish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of bouzouki, mandolin, bass, guitars, drums and keyboards.

This album was meant to be released thirty years ago back in the 1980s but only saw the light of day in 2014 as a self-released album. So this is the only album we will ever hear from this band.

The band was formed back in 1978 and has long been disbanded.

The music is instrumental. The music is also Spanish symphonic prog with a lot of Spanish folk rock, including flamenco, influences.

This album comes across as pretty close to a Camel album. Take some Caravan too and add that to the Spanish folk rock and symphonic prog.

The result is this fifty minutes long album.

There is a lot of guitars with keyboards supporting it on this album. Really long guitar solos which reminds me about Andy Latimer and his Camel. 

This is a decent enough album. But it never really gets my attention although it is full of small details.

The problem with this album is the lack of quality. But fans of Camel and Spanish prog rock should get this album. I have my reservations and they have been expressed above.

2 points

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