Zyclope - "Uno"
(Musea Records 2004, FGBG 4555.AR)
From Aural Innovations #31 (June 2005)
This is a new Spanish progressive rock band. The band cites Camel, Focus and Steve Hackett as influences. Nearly all the music is instrumental featuring Spanish guitar, flutes and violin mixed in with a bit of programming. Nearly all the tracks are written by the piano player, Juan Olmos. The opening track, "Asensinato en Orient Express", is one of the heaviest tracks and also the coolest on the CD. I have real mixed feelings about this CD. Some of it is very very good but at times the piano-keyboard lines are a bit too new age sounding for me and poppy. The band are just too melodic and then I loose interest. There is a lot of variety in the 12 tracks. Fans of very melodic and late era Camel will probably enjoy this a lot.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller