Saturday, June 18, 2022

Alas - Alas (1976)


The debut album from this band from Argentina.

The band was a trio with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, flute, trumpet, synths, keyboards and vocals.

This band released two albums in the 1970s before they gave up the ghost. Many years ago, I reviewed their second album Pinta Tu Aldea and liked that album a lot.

The debut album is a mix of ELP and Return To Forever.

Symphonic prog meets fusion, in other words.

There are also some avant-garde bits here. Quite a lot of it, actually.

The album is divided into two long pieces and one shorter piece. The two long pieces, suites, clocks in at between fifteen and eighteen minutes each.

There are some sparse vocals here and these vocals are good.

This album clocks in at forty minutes and it is a rather interesting album. An album well worth checking out despite of the lack of quality. 

Symphonic prog and fusion fans will enjoy this album.

2.5 points

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