Monday 12 August 2019
Canturbe - El Vuelo de los Olvidados (1980)
The debut album from this band from Argentina.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, percussion, harmonica, bass, drums and Spanish vocals.
The band had help from two guest musicians who provided keyboards and piano.
This band has released five albums between 1980 and 2018. They are still alive.
I got three of their albums they will be reviewed this summer.
The band started out very early and at the end of the golden age of the Argentine symphonic prog. And that is the sound this album has got too.
The music is very much based on South American folk music with some bossa nova and lots of acoustic guitars. There is not a lot of electricity in their music at all. There are some electric guitars and some keyboards.... and that is all.
The vocals are really good and the musicians does a good job.
Is this prog rock at all, some will ask. Yes, it is. The music is progressive, but not so intricate and full of details as it may should have been.
The words here on this forty minutes long album is "gentle" and "soft". It still has some qualities though.
This is indeed a good album and one to explore. I am looking forwards to the two other albums I got of them.