Sunday 12 May 2019

Trigemino - Trampas para Engañar (2018)

The one and only album from this Argentine band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of sitar, guitars, keyboards, piano, bass, drums, mandolin, mellotron, moog and Spanish vocals.

This album was recorded in 2005, released in a small quantity before the Argentine label Viajero Inmovil Records released this album just before the end of 2018 through their Bandcamp page.

Trigemino is regarded as a semi-legendary band and it very nice to hear the music behind a legend.

Which I have been doing a lot in the case of this album.

The genre is clearly symphonic prog and there is a lot of references to the good old Argentine symphonic prog band. Yes, the music has a local flavour.

There is also clear references to both Yes and Gentle Giant here. Ditto for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Add some fusion and Canterbury prog influences too.

There is in other words a lot of variety and different things on this seventy minutes long album.

Some of it is not so good. But there is also some great stuff here. The vocals are very good and the other musicians is doing a very good job too.

This album will surely be regarded as an Argentine semi-classic album in years to come. It is also a very good album well worth checking out.

3.5 points

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