Sunday, 30 August 2009

Bubu - Anabelas (1978)

Another one of those remarkable one off albums.

Hailing from Argentina. " Anebelas" is, in my opinion, one of the seven progressive wonders of the world.

The first song which clocks in at nearly 20 minutes is an absolute masterpiece. The King Crimson sound is most evident, but you will hardly hear it done so well, as here. The composition is just plain awesome with tempo changes and colors/textures galore, with a wide ranging instrumentation which includes violin, flute, saxophone and piano, besides the bass,drums and guitar. Check out the multilayered guitar solo section on this one, it's absolutely incredible to say the least.

"El Viaje de Anabelas" comes across to me , especially in the vocal department like a more inventive /intense P.F.M. Excellent once again.

"Sueños de Maniquí" is yet more Crimson inspired with plenty of guitar and riffing sax, like a "21st Century Schizoid Man" in places. There's just a hint of Zeuhl in places too! Another fantastic song.

I can't recommend this album highly enough.The musicianship is utterly superb. One of my all time favourites for sure!

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. El Cortejo de un Día Amarillo (19:25)
2. El Viaje de Anabelas (11:12)
3. Sueños de Maniquí (9:16)

Total Time: 39:53

Line-up / Musicians
- Sergio Polizzi / violin
- Cecilia Tenconi / flute, piccolo, bass flute
- Win Fortsman / tenor sax, words
- Petty Guelache / lead & backing vocals
- Eduardo Rogatti / guitar
- Eduardo "Fleke" Folino / bass
- Eduardo "Polo" Corbella / drums, percussion
- Daniel Andreoli / composition, arrangement

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