During my weekly surfing on the Spanish progressive rock sites, I discovered
this wonderful album by UNOMA. The prime mover and musical brain is
guitarplayer Fidel Vazquez. He has a beautiful, very warm sound and his
compositions are varied featuring lots of good musical ideas. Let's take the
album song by song.
1.- Croma (5:42) - This is a tasteful arrangement with a pleasant mellow
atmosphere featuring twanging electric guitar, piano, a synthesizer solo and
beautiful, very sensitive electric guitarwork in the vein of Andy LATIMER
2.- Black Hole (8:50) - The first and final part contain a slow rhythm
delivering sensitive, howling electric guitar soli and an organ solo.
Halfway there is a break with sensational synthesizer flights and a fiery,
MIKE OLDFIELD inspired guitar solo.
3.- The Bird (4:32) - Great electric guitar overdubs featuring twanging
guitar and slightly distorted soli.
4.- Magic Tour (6:10) - It opens with a slow rhythm delivering soaring
strings and spacey synthesizer sounds. Then a lot of shifting moods and very
spectacular guitarwork (jazzy, heavy riffs and howling soli) and sensational
5.- In The Name Of God (14:52) - This epic composition contains English
vocals (a kind of soulful version of Peter GABRIEL) and has many fluent
changing of climates, from warm an slow till bombastic featuring
pitchbend-driven synthesizer flights, fine piano â€“ and organplay and
sensitive electric guitar soli (with echoes from Andy Latimer). The final
part has a fiery, very moving electric guitar solo.
This showcases the great skills from Fidel Vazquez, a very talented
guitarplayer and composer. If you like CAMEL, MIKE OLDFIELD and the music of
early GANDALF this CD deserves a chance.
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