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3 stars Well! This is going to be tough!

Understanding and considering beforehand that this was a "low-budget", "independent production" and the worst part, for a project like this, "studio-time rushed"... "El Poeta del Ruido" turned out fine.

I will never have thought of listing so many external justifications.... Anyway, setting those things aside, song-writing and performances are weak in general. I always thought of Carlos Robledo (keyboards) as the one Decibel who was more versed music-wise, than his friends/music-colleagues. You can sense it easily in his piano composition and other participations. BUT being RiO, there was no room for personal leadership and "main" characters (he himself, is a low-profile, visionary, Dada artist).

" El Poeta Del Ruido" is based almost entirely in random compositions.And of course this kind of styling can turn out magnificent but not as rule. Sometimes not at first-hand and sometimes it does not happen at all. I will not mention the use of pre-hispanic instruments as if discovering "fire", as their use is quiet rudimental and cliched.

I mean, I can not forgive this or that because of technological or economical conditions. Mainly because at the time of release (1978), "world-wide" lots of people "high and low budget" were already producing "no excuses needed" masterworks.

Perhaps a bit of more musicianship in its songwriting or rehearsal time, less relying on "random" structures or maybe more recorded material or more recording, time to pick the best sessions....maybe?

***3 "I know it is a proto-RiO mexican effort, but there are just to many "BUTS", PA stars.

PD; It of course will not offend your ears and it is emblematic, geographically speaking.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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