Once again, SPAIN'S ACCLAIMED SYMPHONIC PROG BAND, TRICANTROPUS has done it again, with their latest release, " EL SUENO DE ARSINOE, " ( ARSINOE'S DREAM, ) which came out just in time, for the HOLIDAY SEASON.
Here's a WELL DETAILED album review, by AUTOPOIETICAN PROGRESSIVE MUSIC ( Translation by Google Translate ):
TRICANTROPUS & THE REALITY OF A BEAUTIFUL DREAM
AUTOPOIETICAN HELLO FRIENDS,
I salute Cesar Mendoza. Now is the time to bring up the new album by the Spanish band TRICANTROPUS, "Arsinoe's Dream." A 3-year edition of his beautiful debut album "Memories Of The Future", which developed a dynamic and refined symphonic prog review traditional tuck between the standards of GENESIS, CAMEL and PINK FLOYD more intimate and private banks of symphonism Mediterranean.
What now offers "The Dream of Arsinoe" is an excellent capitalization of this line of work by way of an increase in compositional sophistication and greater depth of sound. If the first album was put together with the tripartite keyboardist Manuel Manrique (who in the 70s was one of the managers of Azahar), bassist and guitarist Pedro Javier Parraga López Pardo, in the company of a host of guest musicians, now based group is completed by guitarist Daniel permanently Denis and drummer Luis Hidalgo.
Not that the group renounces now have collaborators, which has the oboe, violin, saxophone and additional keyboards (in a couple of items displayed great Eduardo Garcia Salueña of SENOGUL), but feels that the compositions and arrangements have a fuller sound in themselves, which impacts positively on the expression of typical progressive flourishes TRICANTROPUS core becomes his own voice.
Now for the same repertoire of this album. With the cry of a newborn and a sweet female singing begins 'The Dream of Arsinoe', serene and contemplative piece, much to the CAMEL-PF in the first, then becoming more akin to Mediterranean symphonic path of old school, whereas the actual raid oboe adds nuances to the already provided by the lead guitar and keyboard layers. The moment of 'Al Filo of the possible' is a colorful extroversion where the dynamics inherent in the melodic development is handled with ease, reflecting the bounty that overflows never make it though shown their strength. 'You're Me Pet Peeve' is the second longest track of the album with its 11 minutes long. The variety of motives and pristine environments is handled smoothly, in a strong confluence of sensitivity and neatness of the musicians involved.
His general spirit is at an intermediate point between the two preceding parts, alternating a warm vibration contemplative with assertive colors of the other. The longest track is "Plan 9 From Outer Space ', which lasts almost 12 minutes and contains 7 sections titled autonomously. Since its inception with ambient sounds of crickets and multiple cosmic synth layers, the issue promises to be traced to the listener's mind to an exciting range of soundscapes: in fact, this prologue is the epilogue feels connected with the preceding theme 'The Boat Charon '. Well, as the piece progresses in its thematic development, we are pleased with a variety of environments very well spun, from passages moderately robust to more delicate, and then offer guidance to others who can throw more intermediate to the side of the introvert or to an ease of swing.
With the occasional addition of oboe calculated in certain passages, the block noise gain in textural richness, although it is usual between the guitar and keyboard solo is concretized an effective leadership role for the overall orchestration of the band. not worth going through higher than between the two long tracks mentioned above, there are four pieces of great bill: all of them, one by one, are completed TRICANTROPUS sound projection.'Dionysius of Magnesia' carries a sober muscle that allows the band to show off their unique nerve when addressing his more extroverted, going from a predominance of atmospheres Genesianas a final sequence with slight accents Crimsonianos Floydian, the advantage with a musical piece rich the space of just over 6 minutes.
'Manderley' starts leaning on the side of jazz-rock with symphonic seasons, almost like a remodeled PEGASUS Camelianos hues, then the issue becomes symphonic exclusive focus, coming to soak up nostalgic pastoral air when the singer goes into action Hope invited Martin.'Ladies' is like 'Manderley', a thematic triad: the initial setting is calm, based on a simple melodic structure but extremely captivating, for the final minutes, the atmosphere is accelerated due to the reactivation exerted by the rhythmic duo, creating a momentum run in tandem for the guitar and synthesizer, with appropriate interventions saxophone and violin from special guests (Coco Perpiñá Laini and Hector, specifically). 'In the boat of Charon takes good advantage of conclusive climax of the piece above to continue exploring sounds splendid, always with the sobriety which is essential: even the slow interludes, get away from the nooks and crannies of melancholy, maintain that aura own cheerful melodic base course.
The epilogue is curious and powerful cosmic at the same time, a close psychedelic unexpected but rewarding. 'Hortaleza' occupies the last 4 ¾ minutes drive, culminating in a celebratory spirit patently jovial: a confluence of CAMEL lyric stage "Breathless" funky jazz-fusion standard, the band is shaking a little of the solemnity of previous themes and designs this musical message of farewell with a smile from ear to ear. All this was "Arsinoe's Dream," a beautiful work that remains one of the best contributions to the progressive symphonic line that have been made in this year 2011 not only in Spain but throughout Europe, and why not, also worldwide. TRICANTROPUS is synonymous with elegance within the symphonic progressive discourse of the new millennium, so it only remains to recommend her new album ... the eyes and ears closed!
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