Friday 16 October 2015

Kaizen - Gargula (1994)

The one and only album from this Brazilian band.

Brazil has given us a lot of great music throughout the last fifty years. In particular in the prog rock genre. This five piece band has contributed with this album.

Their lineup is violins, guitars, keyboards, drums and bass. Four guest musicians contributes with woodwinds.

A bit of an untraditional lineup, this one. The music too is untraditional. This one hour long album is instrumental. The leading instrument here is Kleber Vogel's violin. The music is.....

Well, a mix of rock and classical music. Classical music light. The music tends to lean pretty heavy on baroque classical music. It is bordering to RIO and chamber prog at times. But it is far too commercial and melodic for that.

It tries to be commercial and melodic. Although it is stealing some melody lines from some classical composers. But mostly everything of the material here is their own music.

......Which is the problem here. The music here is not particular good. It is pretty bland, although the violin is adding colour to the music. But an hour with this album is a bit on the dull side of life. This is a decent album, but nothing more than that.

2 points

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