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La Desooorden: El Andarin

La Desooorden is a Chilean progressive rock band that has been making records since their debut, "Monstruo de 7 Cabezas", in 2001. The band is made up of Alfonso Banda Mayor, on electric and e-bow guitars; Fernando Altamirano Barria, on vocals; Francisco Martín Subercaseaux, on bass, trompe, didgeridoo, and berimbau; Karsten Contreras Kusch, on vocals, pifilka, caxixi, claves, cowbell, waterstick, matraca, samba whistle, didgeridoo, zampona, and flute; Peter Pfeiffer Jakob, on tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones; Rodrigo González Mera, on drums and percussion; and Henry Veliz Matus, on trumpet.

The album opens with "Clave Anfibia", a unique mix of bird and frog - like noises, but they are slowly crowded out by growing guitar sounds and stunning drums, that signal the arrival of something quite exotic. The grinding guitars, keys and horns from "Campante Andarín', leave the quiet noises behind as a jazzy - prog esthetic grows like a forest that overtakes the earlier musings.

"Viento De La Llanura" opens in direct opposition to the quiet opening of the album into something much more urban with car horns beeping. The first vocals of Altamirano emerge in Spanish, to add to the building momentum surrounding the sounds.

This album is full of a very ethnic Chilean based – prog sound which immediately distinguishes this band well from all others in the genre. Solid prog intervals and time changes add to the complexity of the music being delivered. They even add some didgeridoo and some garden features, ala Unitopia, which further perked up my ears on "Iniciación En La Selva", and "Sombras Y Fuego".

But the real fireworks begin with "Escape De La Favela", which is electric with its salsa and danceable rhythms.

This is a well-orchestrated album full of different vibes and sounds. Each song builds momentum slowly and will capture your imagination and interest. You have quiet, tranquil moments, mixed well with fiery and salsa danceable sections. Everything you could possible want in an album, including originality.

Give some Chilean prog a try today and add this album to your collection. You may find yourself wanting to dig further back into their catalog.

Track Listing:

01. Clave Anfibia (1:07)
02. Campante Andarín (3:00)
03. Viento De La Llanura (0:15)
04. Puerto Allende La Pampa (5:28)
05. Las Alturas Reflejan Los Aires (5:55)
06. Sueños De Carnaval (3:57)
07. Iniciación En La Selva (1:42)
08. Ayahuasca (3:23)
09. Sombras Y Fuego (0:22)
10. El Rescate De Mí Mismo (3:50)
11. Las Armas Y Las Guaguas (5:53)
12. Llegando A Los Llanos (2:31)

13. Escape De La Favela (5:54)
14. Preámbulo De Lluvias (2:41)
15. El Perro Que Me Guía Alegre (7:15)
16. Mi Jardín Interno (3:19)

Added: November 14th 2012
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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