Monday, 18 May 2020

Cangaceiro - Alumbramiento (2009)

The one and only album from this band from Chile.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of drums, saxophones, bass, guitars, congas, bongos, quenacho, quena, charango, pan flutes, flutes, thin whistles and vocals.

This album is a bit of a strange album....

The music is a mix of South American folk music, jazz and King Crimson like eclectic prog.

Yes, that sounds very eclectic and it is.

After some prog metal like introductions, the thirty odd minutes long album turns into a folk music album with King Crimson and jazz influences. Mostly folk music with King Crimson influences.

The vocals are in Spanish and the music sounds very local...... in Chile, that is.

Los Jaivas is a good reference here and fans of this band will like this album a lot.

The music is decent enough and it has an exotic flavour. The vocals are rather good too.

This album is essentially a folk music album from Chile and fans of this scene, including Los Jaivas, will find a gem in this album.

I have problems finding any good melodies and stuff here. There are some hope here.

Nevertheless, it is a decent album.

2 points

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