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Qué Están Celebrando los Hombres

a Studio release
Nono Belvis Kike Sanzol m.i.a

Release Year: 1982

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Reissued in 2004 by Viajero Inmovil
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/12/2004 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 9/13/2011 1:53:00 AM by: Rob
    Side A:
  1. Lazos Reales (5:47)
  2. Blanca Presencia (3:56)
  3. Al Acecho (8:07)

  4. Side B:
  5. Una Especie De Hueco (5:48)
  6. Lengua De Gato(3:54)
  7. Cucu (2:44)
  8. Que Estan Celebrando Los Hombres (6:11)

  9. Bonus Tracks on 2004 Reissue:
  10. Minimo de Quietud (6:32)
  11. Rumba Rumbe (5:43)
Nono Belvis
Guitars, Vocals
Kike Sanzol
drums, Congas, Vibraphone, Percussion, Vocals

Reviewed by Maya on 09 Jun 2004

Qué Están Celebrando los Hombres is a special, limited-edition of Nono Belvis and Kike Sanzol's work from 1982 which has been reissued by Viajero Inmovil Records.

Have you ever heard the band M.I.A.? This is one of my favourite bands ever and they are not only among the best of Argentina and South America... they are among the best in the world. M.I.A. focused attention equally on their singing and on instrumental techniques. Moving out to solo careers it is apparent that members would have to "to choose" a more focused direction. In this release Belvis and Sanzol have decided to focus attention on their instruments as they sing only for a short time around the end of the album.

The music is composed of Belvis on acoustic guitar (mostly) in combination with Sanzoll's drums, percussions, vibraphone and gongs. The result is an extremely alternative weird experimental prog album. Even today this music has the effect of sounding 'new'. There is some electric guitar but never distorted and the way it feels - fresh and pleasant - shows it's inspriation from the works of M.I.A. project (which was more complete and more straight progressive) and from the 2 Brazilian masters: Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti. To my ears the result is a cool mix of contermporary jazz/fusion and avantgarde experimentation where this duo really impresses me with their complex structures and unbelievable style.

A special thanks to Viajero Inmovil for reissuing such lost and unknown "good" albums in general and this wonderful piece in particular. Recommended. Recommended