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Hacia Dos Veranos -Fragmentos de Una Tarde Somnolienta

June 1, 2006

haciadosveranosBand Name: Hacia Dos Veranos

Album Name: Fragmentos de Una Tarde Somnolienta

Best Element: Progressive instrumental sound

Genre: Instrumental progressive rock

Website: www.haciadosveranos.com.ar

Label Name: Muy Moderna Records

Band E-mail: info@haciadosveranos.com.ar

Hacia dos Veranos is definitely unique, to say the least. Fragmentos de Un Tarde Somnolienta is 13 minutes of instrumental music that creates an unexpected atmosphere. It ranges from an ambling, rambling walk in the park (“Preludio”) to a somber, tired mood (in the aptly titled “Sueno”), to a combination of the previous two (closer “Despertar”).

In their case, unique certainly does not mean “bad”. Actually, for a brief instrumental EP, the musicianship is quite good. Where many instrumental artists fail to create a meaning in their music, Hacia Dos Veranos communicates a feeling through music rather than in words. The uniqueness is also in their style, which is rarely in a major key and oftentimes disjointed, but without sounded cluttered.

That said, the succinctness of this CD is a blessing. The members of Hacia Dos Veranos did what any good artist should do – say what needs to be said and don’t drag it out. There is nothing worse than an instrumental CD that drags on and on ad infinitum right into boringness. Thankfully, Hacia Dos Veranos has avoided this and, in doing so, has a pretty good CD to back up their musicianship.

-Andrea Caruso

sunshine131@gmail.com

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