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3 stars Young Grandfather? What a curious name!

That would be the literal translation of Jovenabuelo, a band from Chile who has entered to the post-rock since the late years of the past decade, since then they have released a couple of studio albums and one EP, the one I am reviewing right now. They have taken advantage of the internet facilities, and fortunately for us (the listeners) we can download their music for free and enjoy it.

Their 2009 self-released EP entitled "6123" consists of three songs that make a total time of 23 minutes. Jovenabuelo are an instrumental band that since the first moments will surely catch your attention, like they did with me. Well, the first track is a nine-minute song called "Va y Ven" which shows the compositional skills of the band. Great bass sound, cool drums and a sometimes delicate and sometimes raw guitar sound. The song has several inner passages which share different atmospheres and feelings. Very good!

"Situación" on the other hand is the shortest track here. A wonderful thing here and that I had not previously listened in a post-rock song, is the addition of the accordion which puts a wonderful flavor to the track. The bass sound is strong and cool, drums and guitars very constant but when accordion appears, the song seems to increase and become stronger. This track also have some changes in time and tempo, nice atmospheres here and there, and a cool sound overall.

Finally "Engranaje" has a distorted bass sound which I can't say helps the band, because at least to my ears does not sound that good. I like the idea of having a mixture of clean and distorted sounds, but the exercise itself is not my favorite at all. This song is also my least favorite of these three, but it is good actually, it has nice passages and cool guitar elements; however, I would have preferred to finish with one of the previous two, because I leave the EP with a kind of bitter taste of mouth.

Jovenabuelo is a young and interesting band from south-america that must be listened by post-rock fans, and I invite all the non-post rock lovers to listen to them, and download their albums, they are for free! My final grade for this EP is 3 stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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