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quarta-feira, 23 de abril de 2014

Aether - Inner Voyages Between Our Shadows [2002] - Brazil / Brasil


O CD é composto de seis músicas (cada uma delas dividida em partes) sendo que cada uma das seis conta uma história diferente. Os assuntos abordados são: vida e morte, o desconhecido e viagens interiores, o perdão, transcendência, filhos, arte, filosofia e questionamentos individuais. Há ainda uma regravação do clássico A Night on Bald Mountain (Uma Noite em Monte Calvo), baseada no tema original de Mussorgsky e na adaptação feita pela banda Fireballet. Vendo o disco como um todo, observamos que trata-se de uma obra conceitual, onde cada música aborda um valor diferente, sequenciando os valores do ser humano. Musicalmente falando, percebemos que cada músico imprime a sua marca na banda. A guitarra alterna timbres sintetizados e regulares (com um estilo a la Hackett em alguns momentos) , a bateria é quebrada e "reta" nos momentos certos, o baixo constante em todo o disco dando vida à "cozinha", os teclados sinfônicos permeados de solos analógicos e os violinos elétricos/acústicos e vocais de apoio femininos ocasionais completam a mistura fervente do Aether. Impossível não se levar pelas melodias e poesias apaixonantes de Prayer for a New Meeting e Scenes from a Wondering Beyond. Ambas, juntamente com a leve marilliana Forgiveness são os destaques do CD. São músicas que aliam melodias simples à complexidade harmônica das composições. As faixas instrumentais também são um destaque à parte e irão consquistar o ouvinte logo na primeira audição. Complete o banquete musical com uma produção de estúdio perfeita e uma poesia belíssima. Para você ter uma idéia da importância da poesia neste trabalho, convido-o(a) a fazer um teste: ouça o disco sem ler/ver o encarte. Depois faça-o acompanhando as letras e ilustrações e se possível leia os comentários sobre cada música no site da banda também antes de ouvir o CD. A diferença é impressionante. Nunca vi um disco de rock progressivo brasileiro que tenha conseguido aliar tão poderosamente poesia e música de forma perfeita como o Aether fez neste CD.Tracks Listing:

Track Listing:
1. Prayer for a New Meeting (14:00)
2. The Gate (9:15)
3. Forgiveness (11:36)
4. Scenes of Wondering Beyond (12:06)
5. Babel Tower (7:26)
6. A Night on Bald Mountain (19:29)
Total Time: 73:51

Line-up:
- Alberto Curi / keyboards, lead & backing vocals
- Vinicius Brazil / acoustic & electric guitars, synthesizers guitars controllers
- Fernando Carvalho / 4 & 5 strings basses
- Mario Leme / drums & percussions

Format: ape (image + cue) = 450 MB = Depositfiles (parte 1) = Depositfiles (part 2)
Format: ape (image + cue) = 450 MB = Adrive (part 1)Adrive (parte 2)
Format: ape (image + cue) = 450 mb = Torrent
Format: mp3 (320 kbps) = 172 mb = Yandex

domingo, 9 de março de 2014

Aether - Visions [2000] - Brasil

POSTAGEM ORGINIAL / ORIGINAL POST


Out of Brazil comes a new band called AETHER. They are playing a progressive rock that is a mix between CAMEL, Classical & New Age Music, Mike OLDFIELD, PINK FLOYD, UK and Rick WAKEMAN. The musicians are good although the drum sound sometimes reminds of a drum machine. The songs are often very beautiful, dreamy and "floating". There are a lot of different sounds: children playing, ocean-waves against the shores, birds singing etc., and together with the music it creates atmospheric soundscapes. My favorite tracks are "A New Bright Day", "Kings & Knights", "November" and "The Lake". Overall it's a very beautiful and relaxing CD that I think many would enjoy if they got the chance to hear it.
Greger Rönnqvist

Excellent Brazillian classic symphonic progressive rock with rich melodies and great instrumentation throughout. "Visions" is apparently an album made up of songs dating back over 20 years from AETHER's past all newly recorded and for the first time available on CD! Although the vast majority of the album is instrumental in nature, a couple of tracks do contain the excellent vocals of Alberto Curi. Songs are well written and played with a high degree of professionalism with some real nice guitar and keyboard performances. Although "Visions" is made up of shorter numbers in the 5 minute range, it includes a mini epic 6 part suite called the "Altenburg Suite" which is the center piece of the album. This number would make a great movie soundtrack in my opinion being so full or orchestration. In fact the album is really divided in 2 with the first half being slightly more electric and the second half much more orchestral. "Visions" is very well recorded sounding simply delicious with a wide dynamic sound and is clearly destined to be a classic
James Unger

The brazilian Camel has finally arrived!
Usually, when you talk about the major progressive rock acts from the 70's, some bands just seem to be, somehow, forgotten by people, just because they didn't have a flying piano during their live performances or because they didn't sold millions and millions of album or because they didn't have hundreds of copycats back in the days. Camel is one of those bands.
Although that may be true around the world, at least in this part of the Equator Camel is a fairly popular band among progheads and had surely been influential in this sunny land, as Aether can attest with their releases so far. In their debut, the band Aether shows us that they are heavily influenced my Camel's music in many aspects, from being mostly instrumental, to the type of singing (almost monophonic) and to the ethereal guitars and synthesizers. Also, in some degree, they seem to have some Floydian influence as well. However, unlike other modern bands who look to the 70's prog acts for inspiration, their music do not sound derivative.
There is, however, one big problem with this album: some songs sound way too generic. Don't get me wrong, the album is, overall, great, but some songs just sound like the generic 90's prog, like the songs Whales and November. Maybe that happened because they intended to make a broad approach, experimenting and trying the different aspects of their music instead of focusing in just some chosen few. That may be it, because this debut lack some focus, it seems to be everywhere.
The highlights go to: Millenium, Autumn, Kings & Knights, The Altenburg Suite and The Woods.
Grade and Final Thoughts
Being one of many prog bands that came to life in the 90's in Brazil, Aether was able to deliver a solid debut with great overall quality, but still a bit raw and lacking focus. That would be fixed in their next release, but that is another story. For a very good release like this one, i think 4 stars is a fitting grade.
Caio "Dot" César

Tracklist:
1. Millennium
2. Autumn
3. Whales
4. A Bright New Day
5. Trinidade Island
6. Kings & Knights
7. November
8. Altenburg Suite -The Arrival at the Castle
9. Altenburg Suite - Voices from the Past
10. Altenburg Suite - The Birth of a Morning
11. Altenburg Suite - The Sun of the Tower
12. Altenburg Suite - The Lake
13. Altenburg Suite - Essence of Freedom
14. The Woods
15. The Ocean
Total Time: 53:48

Personnel:
- Alberto Curi / keyboards & vocals
- Vinicius Brazil / acoustic, electric & synth guitars
- Fernando Carvalho / electric & synth basses
- Brandon Ramos / drums
Special Guest Musicians:
Eduardo Campos / piano solo and organ on "Essence Of Freedom"
Glauco Fernandes / violin solo on "The Lake" and "The Woods"

Format: flac (tracks + cue) =  341 Mb =  Mega

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