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Anima Mundi


Symphonic Prog

3.51 | 61 ratings

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3 stars This is one of the few prog bands in Cuba, where composers have to turn need into a virtue. Th taste for music is rather narrow, as in most central/south American countries, it is not a particular feature of Cuba. The founder members Roberto Diaz and Virginia Peraza, guitar and keys, had a hard time to find musicians with interest and skills out of ethnic/regional mainstream. Somehow, they found a bagpipe player that made an essential contribution to the music, to the point of making the album to appear as a Celtic album. The music is not Celtic, anyway, but is difficult to read underneath bagpipes. This instrument is a winner take all and it really gets to bore after a while. I think they adapted the music to what they had at hands. The creativity of Roberto/Virginia will be appreciated in subsequent albums, where bagpipes are at a minimum. The music has a fast bit and soft cheerful melodies, with some nice keys and guitar riffs hard to find under bagpipes. It all reminds quite to Spaniard bagpiper Carlos Nuńez. The singing also reminds to Spaniards folk-rock bands. This album may be of interest for lovers of ethnic rock fusion. Some enjoyable tracks are Horizontes, Peregrino del Tiempo, and Tierra Invisible.
poito | 3/5 |


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