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0.720 ALEACION

0.720 Aleacion

 

Prog Folk

3.02 | 20 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
3 stars 0.720 ALEACION is a progressive fusion band from Mexico City that mixes rock with the local folk music and adds a bit of jazzy touch to the whole thing. The music is light and airy and slightly tribal at times. It also makes me think of what the Mahavishnu Orchestra might sound like if they were inspired by Mexican folk instead of Indian ragas. The album is mostly instrumental but there is a more pure folk track with vocals.

The name of the band translates into "0.720 alloy or metal compound." The 0.720 refers to the time when the devastating earthquake struck Mexico City in 1985 and killed over 10,000 individuals. The band actually was formed in order to raise money for the victims of this terrible event which resulted in the recording of two full albums, both of which were a very different sound for Mexico in the 80s.

Unfortunately I tend to agree with other reviewers that although this is good it isn't great. It has a wonderful and pleasant sound but throughout the whole album I want them to take it further. The talent sounds like it's there and the potential is begging for greater things, but on every track they seem to build up to a certain point and just when you want it to go to the next step it ends. It certainly is a very pleasant listen from beginning to end and I would love to hear the further development of this type of prog.

siLLy puPPy | 3/5 |

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