Friday 5 March 2021

Arco Iris - Sudamérica O El Regreso A La Aurora (1972)

The third album from this band from Argentina.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, woodwinds, harmonica and vocals.

Two guest contributed with spoken words.

The band had by now really established themselves. They very much put their case forward with this double album. 

Starting out as a symphonic heavy prog album, the album mellows and we get some folk rock before we also gets some more prog and a lot of fusion and some jazz. 

The band was very brave and headstrong by releasing this album. Gosh.... One hundred minutes of some very eclectic music.

Although it sounds a bit dated anno 2021, there are some very good music on this album. The fusion is very good and ditto for the progressive rock.

The music is at times very heavy and must have been crushing heavy back in those days.

This album is one of the outstanding albums from this continent from that time and age. It has not aged that well, though.....

Nevertheless, these one hundred minutes really throws a punch and it mostly lands where it should land.

This is indeed a very good album.

3.5 points

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