Secta Sónica (superb laetian jazz prog)
non pensavo che la catalogna avesse un "suo" prog!sono dischi molto belli di musica jazz prog con elementi di fusion che rendono piacevole il disco nonostante qualche tecnicismo di troppo! un po' più tranquillo il disco dei gotic (preferisco i secta...!) sopratutto in evidenze le parti strumentali di flauto!nel complesso il tutto è assolutamente da sentire!
Secta Sónica - Fred Pedralbes(1976)
Spanish 70's band. They made a tight fusion adding mediterranean flavour the trendier jazzrock fusing also some West Coast grooves. Tight musicianship and great compositions.
Secta Sónica - Astroferia 1977
Second and last album, maybe not as intense as their first, but keeping a very high level. More fusion,plenty of groovy guitars and a very spanish flavour all over. Highly recommended.
Gotic - Escenes(1977 jazz prog)
You get a mélange of fusion rhythms, and symphonic-prog familiar sounds. The keyboards have a great vintage 70’s jazz-rock sound (which sometimes can remind of a soundtrack of an old movie) and along with the bass they are pushing in that direction, while the flute is going for a more folkish/symphonic musical style. At some instances on this album Camel comes to mind, especially The Snow Goose, but only a general reference, not in a clone-like manner. . If only for the last track Historia d'una gota d'aigua this album is worth getting. What an amazing ending. It’s a repeptitive tune lead by the flute and accompanied by the piano and then the percussions and bass join in and it all sums up synergistically to create a most beautiful out of this world tune. Besides the music there is beautiful cover art that comes along and fits the music very much. I like to examine it while listening and float away into those meadows of sight and sound… An album to treasure and go back to when in need (bad mood); on a quiet and beautiful Sunday morning; when you feel like listening to something that is light-spirited, but contains beautiful and enjoyable music. But not only then… One of my favourites and a recommended listen. If you need to cheer up, I definitely recommend this one.