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Lucio Balduini: El Bosque Brillante

Read "El Bosque Brillante" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Argentinian guitarist Lucio Balduini creates a mystical and dramatic ambience on his third release as a leader, the intriguing, El Bosque Brillante. Each of the 11 tracks that comprise the album are abstract soundscapes evoking specific moods and emotions. “Cascada Milagrosa" for instance opens with Balduini's melancholic and contemplative melody that flows elegantly over drummer Daniel Piazzola's atmospherically splashing cymbals. The band alternates ardent sinewy group play with gentler, more fluid guitar driven refrains. This is one of ...