Thursday, May 12, 2022

Congreso - Con Los Ojos En La Calle (2009)

The 15th album from this band from Chile.

The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of percussion, drums, marimba, bass, guitars, tarka, woodwinds, piano, keyboards and vocals.

The band started out in 1971 in a country who security and politics wise was very insecure. People voiced their opinions and got a bullet in their heads as a thank you.

Their albums has had some twists and turns over the years. Not all of them in the right direction.

The band's music was rooted in the Latin American folk music tradition. The band has been great in adding in rock and jazz into that universe. 

This album is one hour long and is more rock and jazz than purely folk music. It still retains these Latin American folk music roots.

There are also some pop along here.

There is a pretty huge variation of music here. From folk rock to progressive rock, psych rock, pop, fusion and jazz. That is what this band was about on their previous albums.

The result is a very good album with good vocals and good melodies.

This is an album everyone into South America should have.

3.5 points

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