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Delta Red — Gama de Espectros
(Luna Negra CDLN-42, 2009, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2011-06-01

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Delta Red is a progressive jazz-rock trio hailing from Querétaro, Mexico who play aggressive instrumentals heavily influenced by King Crimson’s Red. The title track opens the disc, the music alternating between quiet and melodic guitar and aggressive distortion over its 12 minutes, which sets the pace for the rest of the disc. The sheer energy in this music can rapidly tire you. It is not until you get to Track 7, “El Dique,” that you get some respite from the sonic assault, which picks up again with the next song. Inspired guitar riffs and tight arrangements abound, keeping the music interesting. But I would recommend taking it in small doses to truly appreciate the effort the band has put into this release. Personal favorites are the title track and the closer “Venus.” This music demands your attention and it is not something to play in the background for a romantic dinner or when you have guests over to visit.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 39, 2009 releases

Related artist(s): Delta Red

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