Traditional trio with
fifteen years of musical career including concerts at the Lasalle Theatre,
the Velez Sarsfield Club (co-staring with Riff, Hermética and Horcas).
They have played withIluvatar at the International Progressive Rock Fest:
"Buenos Aires Prog 99" along with the Ensamble de Guitarras de BsAs and
Anekdoten. The current members are: thevirtuous guitarrist Juan Tambussi,
the powerful drummer Sergio Moscatelli and the precise and technical bassist
Daniel Bazán. Their sound is notoriously influenced by the candian
band Rush (taking their name form one of their albums). "Glory lies ahead"
is the name of their new album and third in their curriculum (alfter their
succesful first: "Intro" from 1994
las Divisiones" from 1990. The new material is characterized for a search
of new paths, filled with frequent cuts and changes in tempo/rhythm and
long instrumental passages. They have included violins, bandoneón,
ethnic sounds and lyrics in english which expands their horizon into de
most refined progressive sounds.
Alterando Las Divisiones
Glory Lies Ahead
Nice group formed during the 70's in which keyboards predominate but with
a good dose of beautifully played guitars. The final sound is a mixture
of ethnic/latin music with definite classical influence and music like
Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield.
Pinturas y expresiones
(Paints and expressions)
More in the psychedelic style with lots of guitar effects.
Hermoso Domingo (Beautiful
Jazz fusion and progressive with the addition of the classical "Tango"
sounds. The keboard improvissations characterize the group, beautifully
coupled with the other instruments. It is formed by the respected multiinstrumentalist
lider and composer Gustavo Moretto. They rel;eased two albums one in 1977
and the second one with bassist Pedro Anar (Madre Atómica, Spinetta
jade, Seru Giran, Pat Metheny Group, solista) that appeared in 1983
(years after the band broke).
Pinta tu Aldea (Paint
Formed by Job Hernandez: Bass, Abraham Vinas: Flute, Carlos Castro: Drums,
Edward Zamarripa: Guitars and Carlos Torres: Violin. Their music falls
into the jazz-fusion (pretty much like Jean-Luc Ponti) but based on mexican
sounds and instrumental music creating a unique sound. Their music is based
on violins, prehispanic instruments with predominance of rhythmic
sections. Some pieces are "Nueva Trova" style
He is the keyboard player and songwriter for Cast. His
style is in the venue
of new age/celtic music. It is melodic and could be seen as ambient music
like the late Eno, however the latest material has a strong Rick Wakeman's
In between two walls
Symphonic progressive rock very melodic with nice orchestrations.
Los Andares Del Alquimista
(The ways of the alchemist)
Is a band formed
by Alquimia: Vocals, Piano, synthesizers, percussions, flutes and acoustic/electronic
effects with collaborations form Guillermo Suarez: Guitars and bass, Arturo
Romo: Percussions and trombaton and Jose Alvarez: Vocals.
Alquimia started as
a classical music pianist who discovered the limitations and barriers of
playing exactly what was in press, preventing her from adding a touch of
creativity. In her quest for creativity she started adding her own ideas
to classical pieces, claiming the great composers for herself. Her influences
vary from Ravel, Debussy and John Cage to King Crimson, Brian Eno, Can
and the current indi scene.
Coatlicue, her first album is based on the different legends surrounding
Coatlicue (the Aztec goddess of Earth). Her music is electronic and experimental,
she explores different textures and synthesizers combined with ethnic instruments
and a wise use of percussions, crating an overall interesting work.
She has had collaborative
efforts with Jose Luis Fernandez Ledezma (Nirgal Vallis)
Wings of Perception
Dead Tongues (con
Jose Luis Fernandez Ledezma)
A Separate Reality
Excellent band with a melodic line based on an intelligent use of
guitars, piano/keyboards and saxophone, well supported by a good bass player
and Drummer. Their music is jazz-fusion sometimes it resembles Jean-Luc
Ponti but with a latin flavor.
Fusion Americana (American
It is a duo formed by a drummer and a keyboardist. Their music is OK, in
the style of ELP and Bill Bruford or those weird compositions by Eno, Moebius
of the groups from Guatemala with the longest career. Started in the early
80's playing excellent symphonic rock with a masterful use of the violin.
Unfortunately, later on they became too commercial.
Hermanos de Sentimiento
(Brothers of feelings)
La Trampa (The Trap)
Se Cantan Retratos
(We sing portraits)
Spanish group formed in the 90s with predominantly keyboard instrumentation,
however wind instruments create a nice atmosphere. There is a definite
influence from Spanish music in their sound.
Strong influence from French groups like Magma and Can but with definite
El Sacrificio (The
Autodidact musician, studied architecture, dance and theater. He
is considered founder of contemporary prehispanic music known as etno-rock.
Responsible for the musical creation of the lights and sound show
at the "Templo Mayor" in Mexico City, Zepeda creates musical passages full
with mysticism and freedom of spirits of our ancient past. Sometimes
his music is repetitive but full with the freshness and simplicity of prehispanic
instruments. Contrary to what most people think HE DOES NOT uses synthesizers
or electronic tricks; himself creates his music with prehispanic instruments.
His live presentations are impressive.
With exception of his collaborative effort with Jorge Reyes (which is really
progressive) and with Toussaint (which is more of jazz/fusion) his music
El Templo Mayor (Major
Corazon del Sol (Heart
of the sun)
La region del misterio
(The region of the mystery)
Retorno a Aztlan (Return
El rostro de la muerte
entre los Nahuas (The death's face amongst the Nahuas)
A la izquierda del
colibri (To the left of the humming bird in collaboration with Jorge Reyes)
in collaboration with Eugenio Toussaint)
Is a group from Barcelona
that started in the late 1994, currently constituted by Loli Ortiz (vocal
and violin), Oscar Busons (guitars), Albert Fabregat (keyboards), Daniel
Farrús (bass) and Daniel Busons (drums and vocals).
Initially, Yula López,
Oscar Busons, Daniel Farrús, Oscar Blanco y Daniel Busons,
start working in what later would become "Dreamside Stroll" their frist
work recorded in may of 1995. The music is definetly progressive but with
New Age tendencies. At the same time they perform live in several concerts
locally, as well as participating in the album: "Masferrer Road” a compilation
of different groups and musical styles. In the late 1995, Yula left the
group to pursue his own musical career. After several auditions, Loli Ortiz
joins them as the vocalist but also incorporating the violin into Arcane’s
sound. Again, with this new formation, they perform in and around Barcelona
during 1996. Oscar Blanco left the group just when they were getting ready
to record their first studio CD. Coincidentally, while in a concert in
Barcelona, they met Albert Fabregat (ex El Hombre del Saco), who joins
them immediately, starting the most progressive era of Arcane. Currently,
they are re-writing old compositions and preparing a new album.
Arturo Meza (Mexico)
identrified with the urban rock movement, he has worked into the
electronic/experimental area such as his superb: Suite Koradi. In fact
he waas one of the brains and instigators of Voldarepet (a keboard trio)
and he has worked closely withCodice and in fact there are rumors that
in the near future there willn be a collaborative work.
Arco Iris (Argentina):
They are a band from the 70's influenced by the British groups but with
a latin flavor. Some people feel that the they sound like Pink Floyd.
Group from the mid 70's with a sound similar to Rush hard to categorize
in either progressive or hard, particularly in their second album.Their
first album is an experiment of multiple styles but shows a definite tendency
towards progressive, which culminates in their second album (and probably
the best) with great guitars and melodic keyboards and a strong support
from the other instruments. The other albums are the more into the typical
rock of the era.
Their discography includes:
Al Otro Lado (The
Corredor De Fondo
(Long distance runner)
Lo Mejor de
Asfalto (The best of Asfalto)
Their music consist of a strong use of synthesizers and organs, very precise
aggressive drums and guitar riffs that evoke a latin flavor combined with
San Francisco sound of the 60's. They like long passages built upon the
Principio del Fin
(Beginning Of The End)
Group from the early 80s with music that falls within the realm of symphonic
rock with a folk flavor added to it and strong classical influence. Their
music is well structured and melodic.
They have two albums:
Brotes del Alba
that has created a new fresh soundin the progressive field, finally expanding
(and honorin the real meaning) of progressive music. Their sound is a mixture
of progressive with Krimson like style mixed with the minimalist style
of Phillip Glass. The similarities are just subtle since the group
has a mature style and has created a unique sound that in our opinion will
become the Augustinian sound. Their CD is a must for all prog fans.
Banana is a band from the 70's with a mixture of European progressive influences
from Britain and France. The guitar takes the center of the musical
structure but nicely coupled with the keyboards that most of the time take
a secondary role but with nice colorful melodies.
Aun es tiempo de sonar
(It is still time to dream)
In their own words, the name reflects the essence of the group (Banda Elastica
meaning rubber band); plasticity and elasticity to accommodate different
They are a sextet, featuring guitars, drums, marimbas, bass, keyboards
and sax/clarinet, with guests on violin/viola and flute. Their music falls
more in the realm of jazz/fusion but still with some progressive sounds
and the typical use of ethnic instruments characteristic of most mexican
Banda Elastica 2
Once again great Spanish guitars (Both classical and Folk/Flamenco style)
combined with electric guitar effects and synthesizers; nice vocals and
a diversity of styles (some people dislike this).
Hombre, Tierra Y Alma
(Men, earth and soul)
El Hijo del Alba (Son
of the sunrise)
Musica Para La Libertad
Grandes Exitos (Greatest
Group formed by Edward Rogatti and heavily influenced by King Crimson.
Bubu is a very solid group that creates long harmonically and thematically
intricate compositions with lots of improvisations dominated by the string
instruments, but nicely accompanied by wind instruments. At times is seems
to be more jazz-fusion (because of the use of the saxophone and the improvisations)
and at times more symphonic with classical influences.
This is the typical flamenco flavor with lots of improvisations and jazz
sounds. The group holds together very nicely
Mas Allá de
Nuestras Mentes Diminutas (Larger than our tiny minds)
Noche Abierta (Open
la Primavera (Spring song)
Formed in the 80's by Jose J Teran: Guitars, Antonio Castro: Bass, Edward
J Medina: Drums, Salvador Moreno Rogel: Vocals, Fernando Garrido: Synthesizers
and Jesus Sanchez: Sax; the last two guests musicians. Later on Alejandro
Lomelin Mora joins the group and takes command of the keyboards. Influenced
by classical music but with music constructed more in the style of jazz
with improvisations and long passages. Their first album: Vayas donde vayas
is more within the vein of Rock of the 80's and at that time they were
only known as La Caja.
Vayas donde vayas
(Wherever you go)
Caja de pandora (Pandora's
En Concierto (In concert)
Founded in 1978 by Alfonso Vidales: Keyboards, Dino Brassea: Vocals
and flute, Antonio Bringas: Drums, Francisco Hernandez: Vocals and guitars
and Rodolfo Gonzalez on bass. Their music is a mixture of well-written
songs and instrumental parts, strongly influenced by Genesis, Fish and
groups alike. Even though it is in the venue of Symphonic Rock, they also
have jazz influences. Their live sound is very powerful and harmonious
with a polished show that is worth seeing.
Out of their own pocket they built their own studio and contrary to the
tradition of most mexican groups (of disappearing after one or two albums),
they have built a great reputation and they are the brain behind
the Baja Prog Fest, already on its third edition.
Aterrizando en una
mente seria (Landing in a Serious Mind)
Tercera llamada (Third
Los Sonidos de la
Imaginacion (Sounds of Imagination)
Cuatro Aces (Four
Signos Eternos (Endless
signs,won the "Progressive Album of the Year" award from the "Discover"
A View of Cast (Live)
Mas Alla de la Realidad
Angels and Demons
A Live Experience
has been recently released
Founded by Jorge Reyes and Carlos Alvarado. Their music is progressive
in nature with well-written lyrics, some in the poetic side and some with
caustic critics to society. The
music is characterized by a strong use of the keyboards and flutes with
a strong bass and a reliable drummer, unfortunately, as most mexican groups
they lack a good singer. The live album is a good example of their power
in concert however the quality of the recording is less than optimal.
Reyes continued a solo career initially in the progressive venue and later
on influenced by Antonio Zepeda in the realm of etno-rock.
Carlos Alvarado worked
with Decibel and Via Lactea also.
They released three albums: Salamandra, Suenos De Metal (Metallic
Dreams) and a live album.
Recently, Chac Mool
has returned to the musical scenewith two of the old members: Carlos Alvarado
and Armando Suarez, with two violin players, another guitar player and
a flute player. They open for Banco del Mutuo Soccorso during their presentation
in Mexico City on May 28 and 29, 1999 ecurrently they
are working on new material
Began as Marco Corona’s
project around 10 years ago, when he lived in Los Angeles, California.
He composes enough material to record a double album with David Overstreet
supporting him with technical equipment (from the independent label Art
Sublime). Later on, Marco Corona moves to Monterrey (Mexico) and continues
with the idea of creating a group. He meets drummer Fernando Gamez and
they start thinking about a progressive band. Mario Mendoza (keyboards)
meets Fernando and decides to join them, bringing along with him Marco
Gil (bass) an old time friend whom he had played with before. Finally,
it is during the summer of 95 that they start rehearsing Codice’s material.
Later on Marco brings along his brother Hector (vocals) completing the
group and having their debut presentation at the Faculty of Political Sciences
at the UANL. Soon after, Fernando Gamez leaves the group to complete his
studies, but introduces to the group David Martinez (current drummer of
the band) with whom they have several live presentations locally. Then,
both Marco and Hector Gil left the group due to incompatibility and differences
on how work should be done. At the same time, Mario had to leave due to
laboral problems, leaving Marco and David alone to continue working on
new material. Six months later, Mario returns and brings along Arturo Garcia
(current bassist, whom he had played with before and that is about to finish
his Master in Music at the UANL). The group resumes their rehearsals, and
around that time, Marco brings Luis Maldonado (Vocals) completing the band
that recorded Alba y Ocaso, material that was composed by Marco (with some
arrangements by all other members) long before the group was formed. Currently,
they are working on new material with colaborations and ideas from all
Alba y Ocaso
Prolific Catalan group with strong Spanish folk music influence with beautiful
improvisations in jazz style and nice blend of guitars and keyboards.
L'Angel de la dansa
Çompania Electrica Dharma
ForcaNo volem ser!
Homenage a Esteve
Fibres del cor
Que no es perdi mai
20 Anys, Forca Dharma!
Dharma al Palau de
la Musica Catalana amb la Cobla Medittera
Traditional Spanish group with predominance of guitars blended upon synthesizers
and pianos, poetic lyrics and great mixture of male and female vocals,
Crack is a superb example of Spanish progressive rock at its best.
Si Todo Hiciera
Crack (If everything made crack)
Great group with rich, colorful and complex music. Definite influence by
the great British groups from the 70's but still with original sound and
without imitations in the realm of symphonic sound with keyboards
and guitars dominating the scene, however the drummer not only supports
but improvises and plays the instrument very nicely.
Los Delirios Del Mariscal
Culto Sin Nombre
Chamber Rock type
group formed by J. Carlos Ruiz having at least one album: Hallazgos Nerviosos.
Marco Corona (Codice) has worked with him and Tizoc Briseño forming
the band Entropia (1979-1981?), withhome demos and studio sessions being
the only existing material. THis material apparently is in the hands of
Fernado Diaz,group's keyboardist.
Carlos Alvarado: Keyboards, Javier Baviera: Sax and Clarinet, Miguel Angel
Nava: Keyboards, Carlos Robledo: Piano and keyboards, Alejandro Sanchez:
Violin, Walter Schmidt: Bass.
The musical essence of the group combines sound effects and ambient music
with synthesizers and ethnic instruments. Eno, Moebius, the early
Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd influence the group.
formed another group called Nazca.
Carlos Alvarado formed
other bands: Via Lactea and Chac Mool and was producer with Delirium
Most recently, Decibel
reunited again and open for Magma's concert in Mexico City on June 4, 1999.
Mensaje desde Fomalhault
(Message from Fomalhault)
One of the pillars of mexican progressive rock movement, founded by: Amador
Ramirez: Synthesizers, Daniel Rivadeneyra: Guitars, Manuel Lhoman: Bass,
Alberto Herr: Drums, Alfredo Flores: Violin, Victor Baldovinos: Drums,
Oscar Saldana: Vocals.
Their music is bautifully orchestrated, fresh and original in the venue
of PMF and Renaissance, vocals are a minus.
Primer dialogo (First
El Teatro del delirio
(Theater of delirium)
A 8 anos del primer
dialogo (8 years after the first dialogue, a remaster of the first album
with bonus tracks)
(Making decisions) is recorded with only two of the original members: Daniel
Rivadeneyra: Guitars, Manuel Lhoman: Bass, the new musicians are: Rodolfo
Moreno: Synthesizers Vicente Sanchez: Drums and percussions and two invited
musicians for trumpets and vocals. Unfortunately the group leaves the progressive
path to bring a more commercial album more in the venue of POP/Rock; even
though it has great harmonies it is far from the album.
Begins during the
first trimester of 1995 with a sound that could be defined as a mixture
of progressive rock, minimalism,, Noise, ambient,and new age.
They follow closely
the ideas of John Cale, David Sylvian, John Cage, Brian Eno, Durutti Column,
Today is the day, Robert Fripp, King Crimson... but witht the idea of combining
this music with other currents and styles. At the same time, From january
until july 1996 they participate with different actors and Painter Ico
Rosales in the show "Penumbra", They have had live shows in different places,
the msot important ones amongst them: Sala Apolo, Gracia Territori Sonor,
BAM (in barcelona), Els Amics de les Arts (Terrassa), Blues & Ritmes
(Badalona, together with Raimundo Amador, Ali Farka Toure y Olodum).
In april 1997 they
present their first cd "Difícil Equilibrio" with the label Liquid
Records. Work that receives great reviews and in december is named “the
best vangard work of 1997” by the program Discópolis' of RNE
Radio 3, conducted by José Miguel López.
Their last Mini CD
"The Great Red Lament In Aspic", has been presented in Barcelona at the
“sala La Báscula". This material has been edited by the salananca
label “Efervescente Producciones”, This work is a homage/dedication to
King Crimson, one of the most important influences in Dificil Equilibrio.
Luis is dedicated
to the creation of a multishow that combines music, poetry, theatre and
dance: "Exterior/Interior". He also composes music for several miniseries
created by Toni Hernández and along with Alberto, the ambient music
for the exhibit of Paco Fanés’ Sculptures. Currently, luis and his
partner, have a record studio, where Dificil Equilibrio’s albums (amongst
others) have been recorded) Alberto enroled in the course:
“Guitar Craft” Directed and supported by iRobert Fripp (King Crimson),
with this, he changes his musical concepts ande involves himself
in the practice of a new tuning system taught at the course.
Enric has been part
of several groups such as"Heimdall" (progressive rock, 1984), Shock (pop-rock
experimental, 1986), and "Delaware" (rock, 1992) amongst others. In may
'98 he joined Dificil Equilibrio
The Great Red Lament
Edward Bort is a Spanish guitarist whose musical influences appear to be
bands of the late 1960's. The first album (Edward Bort) is excellent
progressive rock highlighted by Bort's monster chops on the guitar. The
only weak point are the vocals. As far as we know he also made another
album myth more Spanish/latin influence than progressive.
Del Barrio (Argentina):
One of the few prog musicians signed by a major label with music full of
improvisations nicely blend with classical influences falls more
into the category of jazz (but definitely progressive sound is there...)
Discography: Free Play
Progressive band of the 70's with a folk flavor that gives them a
unique sound in honor of their own heritage.
El Congreso (The Congress)
Tierra Incognito (Incognit
Viaje Por La Cresta
Del Mundo (travel on the Top of the World)
Ha Llegado La Carta
(The Letter has Arrived)
Faros De Arcilla (
Light Towers of Clay)
Estoy Que Me Muero...
Por Ti ( I am dying... for you)
En Vivo (Live)
Aire Puro (Fresh
Para Los Arqueologos
Del Futuro (For Future Archeologists)
del Saco (Spain):
Group from Barcelona
with clear influences from Genesis,
and Marillion. In 1996 they have several live presentations, amongs
which the one at the First Marillion's Fans Meeting in Tiana is the most
They are: Santi Gimeno
(drumms), Marcos Perez: (bass), Antonio M. Borrego (guitars and vocals)
and Albert Fabregat (keyboards).
Recently, Albert left
the group to join Arcane.
La Estatua Olvidada,
Idioma Azul (Mexico):
Group formed by Manuel Castaneda: Bass, Fernando Balderas: Guitars, Diego
Almaguer: Percussions, Alexander Altamirano: Keyboards and Victor H Garcia:
Vocals . Their first material is called "El Idioma Azul" and was recorded
during July 15 y 16 de 1991. The material was written during the
left prior to the second "El Cielo Entre Vega No Es Gris (The sky
between Vega is not gray". Currently they are working in new material.
El Idioma Azul
El Cielo Entre Vega
No Es Gris
El Reloj (Argentina):
Following the tradition of Argentinean progressive groups, they are an
incredible band with well balanced sound and skillfully played keyboards.
El Reloj (The Clock)
El Blues del Atardecer
Son of a Spanish couple
and living in Switzerland, he starts his musical career in the late 80's
with a progressive band named "KA" a strong King Crimson's sound band.
At this time, they create and perform a multimedia show, where they mix
dance, theater, slides and live music. From this work 3 projects were born:
Aelia Berlin (1986 ), Energia (1989 ) and Unifies (1992 ). Later on, the
group concentrates only in their music until 1996. At this point, Enrique
(multi-instrumentist and compositions) creates the group "David Vincent"
with Julian Littlestone (Drums) now with more of an experimental music
similar to Phil Manzanera or Rodelius but with a touch of alternative,
new "indie" and other contemporary musical styles. the end result: an original
and unique musical style.
A 1000 mirrors (with
No Entiendo (with
Equinox is Panama's
only progressive rock group. Marcos Linares (Guitars and vocals),
José Chirino (Guitars, effects and vocals), Alan Pinzón (six
string bass), Fredy Sobers (Drums and percussions) and Jorge Pérez
(Synthesizers and keyboards) they meet june 1997 at Alan's house with the
goal of creating a different kind of music produced in their country
but taking advantage of the multiple influences, rhythms and musical styles
of each member. The main concept surrounds around prior work done by
Marcos and his childhood and long friend José, to which
Alan and Fredy added the rhythmic support and Jorge the orchestrations
and keyboards, thus, Equinox becomes a reality. They have their debut appearance
along the mexican group Cast at the Balboa Theater, where they achieve
immediate success and were considered by most the revelation in the international
progressive rock circles. Their music is a fusion of rock, classical music,
jazz and even folk. With their music they have demonstrated an incredible
talent and they are considered pioneers of the progressive rock music in
Currently, they are
working on their new CD "Spirits of Freedom" with new members:Alan Pinzon
(Guitars), Jorge Perez (Bass), Eric Garibaldi (Guitars), Dalis Toruno (Vocals)
and Ivan Canton (Drumms)
A great Spanish group in the best of Spanish guitars with flamenco style.
One of the greatest progressive bands with Italian influence and nice blend
of latin folk, very symphonic yet jazz structured music. Beautiful poetic
lyrics and vocal harmonics with strong synthesizers and acoustic guitars
combined with the power of electric ones.
En Movimiento (in
Great high caliber
symphonic rock group.
de tu Mente (Beyond your mind)
Formed by Tadeo (Vocals)
and Fernando Bueno (Bass and keyboard programming) in 1993 initially as
the group "Credo". Soon after, Alfredo Chavero (Guitars) and Milton Carlos
(Drums) joined them and with them, their new name comes "Etherea". Immediately,
they start recording their first demo and multiple tours and live shows.
During their presentation at the "First Festival of Alternative Music",
they end within the 8 finalists and their song: "Despedida" (Farewell)
is included in the commemorative CD. Because of their musical quality and
strong presence, they were the opening group for Slaughter during their
Their rich musical
influences particularly classical, gothic and hard rock, characterize their
music, which are well balanced by masterful improvisations.
Exsimio begins in
1995 withCarlos Perez (bass) and Javier Cases (drums) as a musical project.
In early 96 Claudio Corcione (Vilus' Guitarr player) and Jose Zamorano
(Fractal's Guitar player) joins them and they begin working on their first
compositions. Unfortunately, almost immediately differences of opinion
arose, which led to the departure of Zamorano and Cases. They are replaced
by Inaki Varela (ex-Vilu guitar) and Guillermo Cruz (drums) at that time
they start their first appearances and becgan to gain local acceptance.
However, once again the group loses members when Guillermo leaves and is
replaced by Fernando Jaramillo (ex-Alter Ego). This change benefits the
group since they finally cristalize in the Exsimio's sound reaching the
long wished stability. During this period they start their promotional
demo with 4 live songs. The material sees the light in June 1998 and is
co-produced by Guillermo Maldonado (Araceli studio- Argentina) who eventualy
becomes the musical producer for their first album. In January 1999 they
began recording the material for this album and by acquiring a grant from
Fondart (Fondo de Desarrollo de las Artes y la Cultura), they released
a limited edition of 700 copies. This work is finished by October, and
they take advantage of this by accepting an invitation for a live presentation
at the Julie Rico Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
The event was covered by the Newspaper: La Opinión, the specialized
music magazine: Al Borde, and the TV program: Tu Música (UHF 54-
East LA). By December, they returned to Chile they have their official
presentation of their CD "Homónimo" and the Clip "Cigoto". Currently,
Exsimio is working on new material and a second videoclip.
With Iconoclasta and Cast probably the best group breed in Mexico. Their
music is based on keyboards and synthesizers pretty much like Tangerine
Dream or Stomu Yamashta. It is a solid well structured and melodic sound.
It does not fall in repetitive loops and they develop their own style.
They have two albums to our knowledge: Flught: which is the best and a
second one which is more in the venue of symphonic jazz/fusion.