Saturday, 21 November 2015
Algaravia - Breve E Interminável (1996)
The one and only album from this Brazilian band.
The band was a five piece band with a lineup of keyboards, percussions, guitars, bass, drums and the occasional vocals. Most of this album is totally instrumental.
The album is just over seventy-five minutes long and I guess this is a compilation of everything they have done although it feels like a proper studio album. Well, I guess this is a proper studio album.
The music is a bit strange. Take King Crimson and add a lot of jazz and folk rock to the mix. The music is eclectic to put it mildly. The lenght of the album also makes listening to this album a sweaty experience. It is difficult to fully get all the many twists and turns on this album. Which there is a lot of ! Yes, King Crimson is a good reference.
Algaravia does it their own way, the Brazilian way with a lot of local colours and rhythms. And most of this album is good to very good. It is a good album indeed and one those into more eclectic music/progressive rock should check out. Check it out.