Tésis Arsis - Ilusoes

Year of Release: 2002
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: AGBR-001
Format: CD
Total Time: 64:47:00

The neatly folded colour Xerox copy and the almost obligatory photograph of wife and child immediately gives way that this little album is nothing more than a generous portion of home industry. This musical "macram&ecaute;' comes from Brasil, out of the living room of Tésis Arsis, who, accompanied mainly by guitar and keyboards, finds his way through four epics and one shorter track. Working in a studio all by yourself here means the use of a drum machine and because it's programmed on its own, here it means it lacks the enthusiasm and complexity that is so unique within "our" music. That's why the title track ebbs away in a characteristic style similar to that of Fonya. The sound of rising water has become so cliché over the years that instead of 13 long minutes, this track most certainly could've been ten minutes shorter. "Cemitério Dos Vivos" sounds much more dramatic when guitar and keys complement each other in order to introduce a dark and menacing sound, whereby certain parts will get close to being cinematic. This ominous feel takes turns, with intimate passages using an ambient atmosphere as a backdrop for nice guitar work. This atmosphere continues throughout "Nun Tempo So" and the final song "Hale Bop," which also comprises bombastic church organ next to some refined and well delivered rhythm changes. Now and then the name Ars Nova pops up whilst the music of Kurt Rongey also springs to mind. The end result is a nice collection of instrumentals that include enough interesting elements to probably fascinate even more when delivered by a full band.

Ilusoes (12:58) / CemitÉRio Dos Vivos (15:58) / Global (11:11) / Nun Tempo So (6:03) / Hale Bopp (19:17)

Anderson Rodrigues?- keyboards, electric guitars

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Genre: Symphonic Prog

Origin BR

Added: July 25th 2004
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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