Sunday, October 3, 2021

Efecto. El - A Cantiga É Uma Arma (2014)

The fourth album from this band from Brazil.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, ukulele, trumpet, clarinet, ukulele and vocals.

Some guests also contributed with bass, tambourine and female vocals.

This album is acoustic reworks of older songs. Songs delivered acoustic on the previous albums.

The electric versions was full of screaming and random use of electric instruments who largely destroyed the songs. So these acoustic versions makes sense.

El Efecto was never a great band and song writers. But the folk rock on this album. Folk rock with some psych, is not too bad. 

It is fair to say that these songs gets into full bloom on this album. Not very good songs but they are still pretty good.

It is not an exciting album by all means but these songs are not bad at all.  

This is an album well worth checking out if Latin American folk music is your thing.

2.5 points

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