Thursday 15 April 2021

Arco Iris - Agitor Lucens V (1975)

The sixth album from this band from Argentina.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, quarango, guitars, saxophones, flute, quenas, clarion, organ, piano and vocals.

A guest artist added church organ to the album.

The band returned again after their fifth album, full of confidence after they had established themselves as one of the leading bands in Argentina.

Arco Iris released two double albums in the 1970s. Sudamerica in 1972 (see review) and this album... Agitor Lucens V. Both albums is regarded as semi-classic albums.

Well, classic albums in the history of South American progressive rock. A pretty undervalued scene who deserve a lot more attention. Attention I am trying to give it in my blog.

As with Sudamerica, we get almost ninety minutes here with a mix of pastoral symphonic prog, folk rock, psych rock and a lot of fusion. There is also some avant-garde rock here.

This album is almost like one piece of music as it takes us through some lunar landscapes. That with an Andean/South American flavour.

The melodies is very good throughout this album.

This is indeed a very intriguing album which some captivating parts. Not all of them are great. But the overall quality is very good. 

This albums lives up to it's reputation and is a well worth checking out.

3.5 points


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