Saturday, 24 October 2015
Iconoclasta - Reminiscencias (1985)
The second album from this Mexican band.
I really liked their debut album and was looking forward to getting tucked into this album. The band was a five piece band on this album with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, synths and keyboards.
It is pretty obvious that ELP has been a big inspiration for this band. And so has the fusion movement. The music on this thirty-five minutes long album is pretty much bombastic symphonic prog with a lot of fusion influences.
The synths and guitars are both taking the melodies forward here. They interchange and plays together. The bass and drums is all holding it together.
The music is also flamenco inspired with some really cool flamenco acoustic guitars breaking up the onslaught of bombastic guitars and synths. Ditto for some operatic choirs too.
There are no really great music here. But the music is by all means good enough for me to enjoy large parts of this album. Check out this album if you can.