Iconoclasta — Live in France
(Metropolis CDM 6011, 2002, CD)
by Roel Steverink, Published 2004-09-01Is it amazing that the Mexican band Iconoclasta is still around? Yes, but on the other hand with the passion founder member Riccardo Moreno shows to keep the torch of prog rock in Mexico burning, it's hardly surprising. Although the band is more than 20 years old, they still try to experiment within their style, daring to make complex music even today. This is a live recording from a concert they gave during the third festival of progressive rock in Poitou-Charente, France. Their line up is Ricardo Moreno (guitars and keys), Victor Baldovinos (drums), Nohemi DeRubin (bass), Ricardo Ortegon (guitars) and Salvador Gobla (keys). It's an excellent lively sound and the interplay between guitar and synths is perfect. The audience show their aural appreciation when the drummer juggles with his drumsticks during an intermezzo within the brilliant classic "Suite Mexicana." Iconoclasta is still a force to be reckoned with live.
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