Sunday, 12 February 2017

Haddad - Orion (2000)


The third album from this Brazilian band.

Haddad was Leandro Haddad (vocals and guitars) and Gustavo Haddad (keyboards, programming and vocals). It seems pretty logical to name the band as Haddad....

I reviewed their sixth and so far final album Eros & Thanatos for ProgArchives back in August 2011. I was not too impressed by this good album. 

Haddad does symphonic prog with some jazz, ambient, new-age and pop music influences. 

In the case of Orion, that means long and even longer instrumental parts with guitars and keyboards. The guitars are pretty restrained and is much more painting soundscapes than chugging along. No agression from the guitars.

The infrequent vocals is there to add some pop music elements to this album. The vocals are all in Portuguese so I am not sure about the lyrics.

The end result is a very soothing and ambient album with a lot of Brazilian charm and laid-back attitude. It is symphonic prog with an overdose of sleeping pills.

This album is almost one hour long and does not offer up much variations. I am not convinced about the quality here. There is not much of that.

The end result is a decent album from a pretty obscure band who still deserve a lot of respect.

2 points



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