Wednesday 20 February 2013
Tricantropus - El Sueño De Arsinoe (2011)
The second album from this Spanish band.
The band Tricantropus was created by some experienced Spanish musicians as an vehicle to release progressive rock. Or to be more precise; prog rock as a mix of fusion and symphonic prog. And it is in this landscape you find this album.
The music reminds me a lot about the Dutch and German 1970s bands like Trace and others whose albums were filled with soulless symph fusion. This album is a return to those days. The music is well performed by synths, guitars, bass, drums and some vocals. The music is big and is suffering from a delusions of grandeur.
Most of the stuff on this album is approaching shopping mall music. Soulless music who works as background noise without offering anything else.
There are a lot of decent stuff on this album. It is indeed a decent album. I cannot say I really like this album though. Hence my two points which refers to the technical abilities and the well meaning intentions by the band. I am though looking for something more than background noises. Something called hearts, minds and souls.