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14 DE ABRIL

Goma

 

Eclectic Prog

3.62 | 31 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars This interesting one-shot-band is from the wonderful Andalusian city Seville, the cradle of the flamenco. Goma featured ex-members from pioneering Spanish prog bands Gong and Smash (including guitarist Manuel Molina who later founded the captivating duo Lole & Manuel). After Goma disbanded the musicians joined several Rock Andaluz bands, like Cal and Iman.

The instrumental music on their only album entitled 14 De Abril from 1975 (four compositions, between 8 and 12 minutes) is a dynamic and powerful blend of styles, from rock, jazz and psychedelia to flamenco and experimental (hints from early King Crimson). We can enjoy captivating interplay between guitar, keyboards and saxophone (evoking VDGG).

Like in the alternating Aqui Y Ahora : strongs breaks and lush Hammond organ sound.

And the exciting Madre Tierra : splendid flamenco guitar work and fiery electric guitar runs.

To me this sounds as an interesting part of Spanish progrock history.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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