Автор: Argentum | 11 июля 2012 | Просмотров: 1364Mp3
Artist: October Equus Album: Saturnal Genre: RIO | Avant-Prog | Chamber Rock Origin: Spain Quality info: mp3 320 kbps & covers Size: 111 mb ===========
1. Estructuras primitivas en el crepúsculo (04:38) 2. El furioso despertar del homúnculo neonato) (03:19) 3. Una mirada furtiva en la noche saturnal (07:04) 4. Ingravidez (01:11) 5. Llegó como un amanecer ardiente (03:29) 6. Realidad ciega (03:00) 7. Avanzando velozmente contra vientos lacerantes (03:19) 8. Un mundo de sueños abstractos (00:46) 9. No pudieron detener el silencio (01:42) 10. Sutiles ecuaciones vivientes (06:01) 11. Ella era invisible en la oscuridad (01:11) 12. ¡Abre los ojos! (04:45) 13. Último refugio (05:32)
'We don’t usually associate Spain with avant-garde prog, but more with symphonic and jazz-rock music, for which they were so well-known in the 1970s. Well, October Equus is a band which decided to go against the grain of Spanish tradition, so to speak, so it was really fascinating to hear whether they would make a worthwhile contribution to the experimental recesses of progressive music. October Equus have already acquitted themselves well in this field with their first two albums. After a couple of years’ absence, they return with their third studio effort, entitled Saturnal.
With October Equus you really do get a mixed bag. One moment you're listening to intense developments in the style of King Crimson or Univers Zero and at the next moment they present their more playful nature, close in style to something Henry Cow or even Gentle Giant might have done. This actually causes some unease, at least with me. The moment the tension is building, they go into their wacky mode and leave you scratching your head. This is especially obvious at the start of the album, but remedied somewhat later on. I have grown accustomed to such shenanigans from experimental bands, but I sometimes wish they wouldn’t constantly tease you.
October Equus is a band that is comfortable with both the morbid leanings in avant-garde progressive rock and the “happier” moments. They often complement these two sides of their personality very abruptly, almost creating a musical version of Jekyll and Hyde. Saturnal is the perfect avant-garde tease and perfectly frustrating at the same time.
Although I do find some of their abrupt mood shifts slightly perplexing, I can’t stay mad at them for long. The music is simply of such a high standard that you quickly forget about such trivial matters. And besides, there are also plenty of moments where they do let the music breathe. I may have described it as if this happens every few seconds, but that’s certainly not the case.
Saturnal is another mighty fine album from October Equus, where you get plenty of excellent ideas that are sometimes too closely packed together. When their music is left to develop naturally (with the best of bands it sounds natural, even if it isn’t), October Equus belong amongst the best in the field.'
8 / 10
Written byRok Podgrajšek @ www.therocktologist.com