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Post Rock/Math rock

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3 stars A strong debut!

If you still doubt about post-rock popularity all over the world, then you must check this band from Chile, named Jovenabuelo, a curious name for a curious band. They are a relatively new project with a fresh and original sound, whose debut album saw the light some years ago in 2007. Thankfully, we can listen to their music in the pay-what-you-want mode via bandcamp.

This album is entitled "Ya Listo Chao" and features six compositions that together make a total time of 38 minutes. It opens with "Carrete", a well-structured and better performed track which little by little is catching your attention. The sound is soft and beautiful, and the addition of a melodica makes it even better, creating an original and distinctive sound. A fantastic opener with a fantastic end!

"Siete" shares a calm and charming sound, with constant guitar that are adding new figures or elements while the seconds pass, and wonderful drums. The second part of the track becomes happier and even more stimulating, without a doubt a worth listening track. Worth mentioning now, that this is an instrumental band, so do not expect vocals.

"Ya Listo Chao" is an amazing track, charming, beautiful, mellow, melancholic, etc. Several emotions can cause this single composition. "Tren" actually follows the same path, both tracks have that Explosions in the Sky - Do Make Say Think feeling inside, with inherent melancholy that contrasts with the happiness of some passages. This track has a pretty nice piano sound, complemented by a curious guitar.

"Sotobosque" is the shortest composition. It is only a little more than a minute of post-rock with a jazzy touch. And finally "Bosque Destia˝o" which in the other hand, is the longest song, a 10-minute epic. It has a variety of elements, excellent percussions all over the track, soft and heavier guitars in different moments, and an experimental sound in a couple of minutes. It has also changes in mood, like after five minutes where it seems to explode, but nothing happens, and then it is repeated but now the song's direction is different. Pretty cool last track!

This is a great debut from this original band from Chile, post rock lovers should listen to it, I am sure you will like it. A nice introductory card, Jovenabuelo will surely have better things to offer. My final grade will be three stars (3.5 would be better).

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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