Saturday, 14 September 2019
Canturbe - Flotteur (2018)
The fifth album from this Argentine band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion and Spanish vocals.
The band was helped out by some guest musicians who provided bandoneen, shamisen, violin, stick, steel guitar and vocals.
I have reviewed their previous three albums and you can find these reviews somewhere else in this blog.
It is fair to say that these albums has not found much praise in this blog. Flotteur is their newest album and I will try to see if I like this one any better.
It cannot be any worse than the utterly horrible Bonpland album from 1983. And it is not.
Flotteur gives us a mix of folk rock and rock. There is also some pop here and some hints of progressive rock. Neo-prog, that is.
The vocals are really good and the instruments has a lush feel.
This fifty odd minutes long album has indeed a lush feel based on piano and keyboards. There are also some guitars here.
The songs are cosy, but not that great. This album is inoffensive and does not have many interesting details. The problem with it is that it does not really have many good things. It is another album where the musicians is doing most things right, besides of writing good songs.
Hence, this is a decent to good album.