Thursday, February 3, 2022

Congreso - Los Fuegos Del Hielo (1992)

The 11th album from this band from Chile.

The band was an eight piece big band with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, cello, recorders, saxophones, flutes, piano, synths and vocals.

Congreso is one of the more interesting bands from South America. They changed between folk rock, fusion and pop from album to album. Very few albums sounds alike.

This three quarters of an hour long album sees the band go down a much more pastoral path than I am used to from this band.

There is a lot of instrumental jazzy and folk music meditations on this album. Besides of the opening tracks, this album is full of meditations.

The music is not ambient though as there is a lot of interesting details here.

The music is really good too. It is a grower though as it felt a bit tame and lame on the first listening session. Congreso has not reinvented the wheel on this album.

Nevertheless, this is a good album and a solid one. One to cement their status as one of the best bands from this region.

3 points

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