Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Congreso - Pájaros De Arcilla (1984)

The seventh album from this band from Chile.

The band was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, marimba, congas, bass, guitars, cello, charango, saxophones, flute, triangle, piano and vocals.

The band has arrived at their seventh album.

And changes are coming....

The band were mainly a folk-rock band up to now. That has changed on this album.

Take a large chunk of jazz, add some fusion and some folk rock. Folk rock with Spanish vocals, that is. Pastoral folk rock with some great male vocals.

The jazz is pretty avant-garde at times and not far removed from what Soft Machines did. 

There are some real contrasts throughout this thirty-five minutes long album. The music is always lush and colourful. It is also intricate where all instruments plays an important role.

This is by no means an easy listening album. It is also an album that grows on the listener. It is also a very good album indeed.

Check out this very good album.

3.5 points






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