Excellent prog one-shot who released the very culturally
influenced "Cuevas De Altamira". Good stuff. (?)
Originally touted as "the Spanish Strawbs", it's a comparison
that fits if you remember that Ibio was not a Strawbs clone, but instead
a band that combined elements of Spanish folk music with rock, much
as the Strawbs did with British folk. There the similarities end, as in
actual musical style Ibio falls closer to some of the '70s Italian folk-rock
groups, but with Spanish thematic content. Very worthwhile (?).
Spanish progressive with delicious keyboard work. The
vocals are a bit overwrought, but very much in the traditional Spanish
style, so it adds to the charm of the music, which is supposed to be
based on Spanish folksongs. But the music is 100% prog, albeit with a
strong acoustic guitar presence. Very much worth your whil
"Cuevas de Altamira" has been recently re-relased by Fonomusic.
In 2003 they re-joined to play live again and record a new "El Regreso".
Review of the record "Cuevas de Altamira" (in spanish)
Review of the record "El Regreso"