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martes, 5 de enero de 2016

Chac Mool - Sueños De Metal (1981)


Sandy sigue reponiendo links mexicanos, y viene con otro álbum de Chac Mool, otra banda mexicana que, junto a Iconoclasta, ha sabido mantener bien alta la llama del rock progresivo en una década donde los Dinosaurios Sinfónicos habían perdido el rumbo y estaban en vías de extinción. Es en ese entonces donde este tipo de bandas surgen y muestran otro camino a seguir.

Artista: Chac Mool
Álbum: Sueños de metal
Año: 1981
Género: Prog Folk
Duración: 33:38
Nacionalidad: México

Lista de Temas:
1. Paranoia
2. Kandahar
3. Brillo de luna
4. Que buena razon
5. Libertad
6. Sombras de la noche

Alineación:
- Carlos Alvarado / keyboards
- Mauricio Bieletto / lead vocals
- Carlos Castro / drums, percussion
- Jorge Reyes / guitars, flute, backing vocals
- Armando Suarez / bass

Gracias a Peter05 vamos a publicar una serie de post referidos a este gran grupo, cuna de grandes músicos como Carlos Alvarado o Jorge Reyes. En el segundo disco de Chac Mool, ese especial grupo mexicano, además de contar con la alineación clásica de grupo tambien cuenta con un conjunto de cuerdas que no pueden pasar desapercibidas. A lo largo del disco hay muy buenas letras, solos de flauta bien logrados, ambientes que ponen el clima a cada canción, buenos solos de guitarra, la inclusión de mandolina, los coros, potentes bajos que marcan parte de la tensión a las hermosas melodías y un gran ritmo llevándote desde el mar al cielo en olas formadas por la hipnotizante batería y percusiones. Vuelvo a decir que las canciones adquieren todo su poder al combinar la isntrumentación con las letras de las canciones, y es que la lírica se lleva gran parte de los laureles (algo similar sucede con las canciones del Flaco Spinetta) y hacen engrandecer el disco en general. Cualquier oyente que no sea de habla castellana perdería este gran acierto de la banda y con ello gran parte de su magiay potencial. El álbum no es una maravilla, pero es otros gran aporte de este grupo y una gran obra musical. Quizás uno de los mejores álbums de esta notable banda. Todo un hito del rock mexicano.
This album combines some folk, some symphonic music (which is fine) but also some electro-pop (which is not so fine). "Paranoia" is one of these type. If you add pretty weak vocals during this song, you get the picture.We are far from their very pleasant and symphonic sounds of their debut album. Actually, this song is very poor and it is a bit strange that it was chosen to open this album. Maybe that its commercial structure was the reason for this... On the contrary, "Kandahar" combines very strong flute playing which conveys this folk-prog feeling to it. But the sound is somewhat harder. Rather upbeat for the most of it, this song brings us back to their good debut album. One of my favourite is "Brillo De Luna". A simple and repetitive guitar work provides a strong structure and again, the flute (aaaaargh, I really love this instrument) brings us in another dimension. It is true that Mauricio Billieto is not the best vocalist on earth but this time, I admit that he sounds better than usual. Some good percussion work also enriches this song very effectively. "Que Buena Razón" is somewhat in the same vein, but it has this inducible flavour of "Living In The Past" during some flute passages. Very pleasant (but I am biased.). It is another song of the big man in the band. Carlos Reyes signs (or co-sign) no less than five of them on this album leaving only "Libertad" to Armando Suárez. But this song is the second weak track. Simple and popish. On the contrary, the closing and long number "Sombras de la Noche" (shadows of the night) opens with a brilliant and ethnic part (similar to "Aymara" from their first album). It is a great combination of native Mexican music and the symphonic style. It should have been a full instrumental IMO because as soon as the vocals get in, it is not so strong any longer. But since they are rather short, let's not complain too much. It's a very melodic piece of music with spacey keyboards and powerful bass playing. By far the most interesting song from this good album. A special note for the last section of this beautiful song which combines a passionate guitar work with some good orchestrations.
Daniel "ZowieZiggy"
In 1980, I had the oportunity to saw Chac Mool Live in the Tecnológico de Monterrey auditorium (I was stuying there) and they presented a great show not for the scenography but for the good tasty music of their first album... but they played various songs from the second, like "Brillo de Luna", "Que buena razón" (*), or "El rey del Rock" (not issued in this CD). Unfortunately, bad management and differences between parts end with a good Mexican band with international talent, as happened in a same way with "Caifanes"... The music was really good and at a high level. The tracks written here had the same thematic essence of the songs of the first album (*), and "El Rey Del Rock" was a little exercise of the Rock & Roll kind; but in general, the second recording, lacks of the force, power and creativity of their first effort... It's really a shame that the Record Industry in México don't let the musicians work alone and transform the real message of the music into a selfish mediocre Pop hype, or that the musicians really don't know how to make a team to work out a recording. And that's why, between other reasons, Carlos Santana, is making records in U.S.A. and not in México City. It's a shame, but it's true!...Good Luck!
Jeff Tiresias

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