Perfume De Mujer - Pollo D'Granja

Year of Release: 1998
Label: Luna Negra
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 73:28:00

From the not so evident country of Cuba comes Perfume De Mujer. Their album Pollos D'Granja includes a weird combination of unpredictable rock which includes a fair amount of avant-garde. It has to be said however that from a musical point of view this is a very strong album. Especially the drumming by one certain Leo is phenomenal and prominent whilst hard guitar interventions alternate with electric violin. That's why the end result can be found in the back garden of King Crimson during their Red period, together with some Happy Family. The repetitive pattern in "Revolver" might well be the trademark of the big Robert Fripp; the band is still able to perform it in such a way that it remains very original and fascinating throughout.

Computer voices that have been borrowed from the Kraftwerk household enforce "Morrison Hotel," whilst the song gets a bluesy approach covered by a tiny bit of Kansas and ending with a Pink Floyd riff.

Obviously these guys know their classics yet try to include those influences in their own vision of progressive rock. The result sinks in and grows each time you listen to the album. The Long "Fabricamos Un Arte Special En Un Medio Hostil A Los Sonadores", is one hell of a lump of jazz "lunacy" which takes you from one corner of the room to the other. The extra added "FM 92.5" is a nice example of psychedelica including some outstanding flute. It is difficult to label Perfume de Mujer yet my wife can wear this perfume any day!

Pio Tai (2:54) / Liborio (5:28) / Revolv?r (4:06) / Morrison Hotel (8:01) / Flemas (5:12) / Sinfonia, Mujeres Y Dinero (8:13) / Interferon (3:31) / Uso Comun (5:14) / El Cuento De La Buena Pipa (5:15) / Tabernaculo (1:25) / Qui En Voulut Faire Un D?licat (1:15) / Fabricamos Un Arte Especial En Un Medio Hostil A Los Sonadores (15:30) / FM 92.5 (5:03) / Cocuyo (3:41)

Leo - drums
PPP - violin, keyboards
BOlo - guitars, mandolin
LanDy - electric and midi guitar
AbEL - vocals, bass, guitar, organ

Variaciones En La Cuerda Vol. II Y III (1996)
Pollo D'Granja (1998)
El Monologo De El Caracol (2000)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin CU

Added: January 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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