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I Sol central 1. Datura Inoxia 2. Amnesia 3. El avatar 4. Por los cuatro costados 5. La gran feria 6. Ciencias celestes 7. La de los acertijos II 8. Pueblos perdidos
Line-up: Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma Q.; Margarita Botello (did you notice - she's also a player!) - vocal, synth-bass, percussion
Music / Lyrics: JLFLQ (except 1,2 - JLFLQ/Botello; 6 - Alquimia/JLFLQ)
Prologue. The hero of this review, whose full name includes another two words (they do it like that - sometimes they give the full name), and who has in reality something in common with Columbus, because he with his creation does no less than discover new territories for progressive rock, put out, together with singer Margarita Botello, his second album in general and for the excellent Mexican label Luna Negra in particular.
The album. Generally, however, the music and the singing are here so independent from everything heard before, that only a person who knows our genre inside out will realize why for example an apple tree has among other apples not even a pear or a pineapple, but something totally unknown, wonderfully delicious, and the taste is completely new. Still, the 'insider-out' sees that this strange fruit grows on the apple tree, he just sees it. And though the taste tells something different, even contradictory, turned upside down and dusted with powdered sugar, the 'insider-out' feels that the powdered sugar, like sand in the eyes (and this to him?), clouds his sight of the apple tree, but his memory is good, thanks to God, and he trusts it not to lie to him.
Summary. A pure masterpiece in all possible and impossible meanings of this cocnrete word.
VM. October 23, 2000
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