The instrumental prowess on the album is top notch; the bass and guitar playing are very reminiscent of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson at some points, while invoking the spirits of Tony Levin and Robert Fripp at other times. Tryo shows a maturity and constraint in their compositions by being both complex AND natural at the same time, making sure not to force things like time signature changes and song lengths. As a matter of fact, only one track (the very powerful "Justicia") clocks in at over 6 minutes - proof that good progressive music need not take up 15 or 20 minutes at a time. These guys know what they want to say musically, and get right to the point in their songs avoiding the filler and fluff that tend to plague some of their progressive brethren.
In short, if you want to hear some seriously talented musicians play some seriously well-thought out progressive rock music, look no further than Tryo's Patrimonio. I guarantee that you'll be pleasantly surprised - if more bands like this come out of the South American nation of Chile, I may have to book myself a flight!
More information on Tyro can be found at http://www.tryo.scd.cl
Track Listing: 1. Valparaiso Psicodelico (5:05), 2. Juegos (2:40), 3. Puerto (2:44), 4. Marina (4:08), 5. Camino (2:22), 6. Contrastes (2:30), 7. Recuadros (5:41), 8. Estudio (1:18), 9. Danza Del Furor (1:58), 10. Justicia (6:19), 11. Grieta (5:06), 12. Epilogo (1:20)
Personnel: Felix Carbone: Drums; Ismael Cortez: Guitars and Vox; Francisco Cortez: Bass, Cello, and Vox
Record Label: Cantera Producciones
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock
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