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9 Jun 2017

Borne “Exprime La Naranja” 1979 Spain Prog Jazz Fusion






Borne “Exprime La Naranja” 1979 Spain Prog Jazz Fusion
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Great Spanish late 70s prog fusion in Iceberg vein.Much Andalusian musica elements mixxed with jazz and even funky tunes.
"Iceberg may be the most well known fusion group from 70s/80s Spain which would definitely explain why Borne sounds almost exactly like them. Yes, Andalusian flavored jazz rock is the style here and Borne definitely know how to play, pulling off a fast-paced, riffing fusion with lots of room for soloing from keyboards and guitar. Along the way a number of styles are met from those cheesy 70s TV show type jazz rock themes, to funk, to straight out Mahavishnu-like riffing. This is generally fusion of the more accessible type, and with nine tracks there is rarely room for a more stretched out and solo occupied approach such as you'd find on an album like Coses Nostres. Borne do have their high moments of course, especially when the rhythm section pumps out a fast flowing fusion beat, the type of adrenalin-pumping action that almost makes you forget what's going on on top. However such moments are relatively rare and soon after you'll be faced with yet another nod to the sort of directions that watered down the fusing of two styles in the 70s to where the music sounds like "yet another fusion group." It would be hard to recommend this to someone versed in the genre or to a newcomer, but that's not saying there isn't good music to be had here. But Exprime La Naranja is generally a mixed effort and supposedly these nods to acessible forms of the genre find an even firmer ground on their follow-up from three years later. "...............

Borne was a Catalan group, specifically from Barcelona, which in 1979 debuted with a completely instrumental album titled "Exprime la Naranja", where it offered us great doses of Laietano rock to the Iceberg, but impregnated with nuances of Jazz Rock Andaluz to the Guadalquivir or Dolores ....................

Purely instrumental disc in which Borne pivots with the heart parted between the rock laietano with strong jazz influences to the style of Barcelona Traction or Iceberg and the Andalusian rock in the way of Cai or Guadalquivir. This duality distracts the listener somewhat that he does not know very well which letter to stay.

Open the fire "Azahara", an electric bulería to show the whole band with a calm keyboard and guitar and battery nervously accelerated. A good way to start a prodigal LP in instrumental virguerías. He changes the third "Romance grandfather", a dreamlike speech that transits between progressive and environmental music. Shortly thereafter we stumbled upon "Very funky", in which the piano, the synthesizer and the rhythm section lead us through intricate verbal cliches not exempt from references to modern jazzy tendencies. Between half we skipped the longest piece and probably also the one with the highest experimental load. "The music of the fonts" house natural effects of water and birds with a solemn liturgical music. Seven long minutes of chords that evolve into details of more lively solos that do not at times avoid the heaviness of lead. In any case, a theme to listen more than once and appreciate the complex line of bass, anchor that tries to hold the rest of the group.

The B-side is started by the long title song. Very close to some themes of Iceberg and the throat of Paloma San Basilio joining Borne as an instrument more in a letter without words wrapped in a rhythm that sails between Andalusia and the Caribbean with the rudder of the Santana guitar of Victor. It's the topic with the most appeal.

The next two themes, "Gypsy Wedding" and "Rumbacústica", are two sides of the same coin. The first, inflated with electric fluids, and the second, with Spanish guitar, Spanish, starring in an absolute form a development that honors the title and that plays to resemble Paco de Lucía of the same time.

The disc closes two very different sound patterns. A bolt converted to noisy agnosticism in "La Macarena" with good details of a guitar always bent on demonstrating more the speed of the fingers than the occurrences of the brain. Finish the subject with a more or less pinkfloydian piece with rich textures and invitation to yawn.....................

* Victor Molero: Guitarras
* Jose Miguel Oca: Bajo
* Sergio Oca: Bateria
* Ricardo Rauet: Teclados.

Tracklist
A1 Azahara 4:42
A2 El Abuelo Romance 3:10
A3 La Música De Las Fonts 6:43
A4 Very Funky 3:55
B1 Exprime La Naranja 3:39
B2 La Boda Gitana 3:47
B3 Rumbacustica 3:13
B4 La Macarena 5:23
B5 No Veo Nada (Y No Quiero Ver Más) 3:17 

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