Tuesday 14 July 2020

Quercunian Camerata - Prometeia (2015)

The debut album from this Spanish band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of vibraphone, drums, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.
The band had help from two guest musicians who provided keyboards and flute.

I have never heard about this band before. They have released this album and an EP in 2017..... which seems a bit long so I will actually review it too later this summer. It helps when it is a name-your-price Bandcamp download........

This is an interesting album. It is labeled as symphonic prog in ProgArchives. And it is symphonic prog.... But not the bombastic kind of symphonic prog.

The music has some sparse instrumentation and good vocals. That takes us towards folk rock.

This is indeed a genre this album is close to. But it approaches this genre from the symphonic prog genre.

It is therefore fair to label this album as a folk rock symphonic prog album.

There is not much Spanish influences on this album. I am more reminded about cider drinking symphonic proggers from England. The music takes me to the apple orchards in Somerset and Devon.

The vibraphone is used a lot and that adds a lot of original and identity to this album. Their identity.

The end result is a pretty good album who deserve a lot more attention. I am afraid this band seems to have been abandoned and there is not much buzz about this band either. That is a great shame.

3 points


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