Eldorado - 'Antigravity Sound Machine' (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 05 October 2012 04:30

eldoradouseEldorado are a fiery four piece outfit who formed in Madrid in 2007 inspired by a mutual love of the raw sound and energy of such '70s classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and Deep Purple.


'Maybe Forever' opens things up in quite a decent way with some neat riffage tangled around a hard rocking vocal approach containing some nice vocal passages for anybody with a softness for retro-rock, and those elements continue smoothly along on 'Mr Saturn' and the Purple-esque 'Like A Lost Child' based amidst a flowing keyboard hook, the production has a decent balance courtesy of Richard Chycki (Dream Theater, Aerosmith and Rush).


The retro aspects of this release bang along with some sexy grooves on tunes such as 'Another Bright Sunday' and 'Searching For Light' and, again, the atmospheric keyboards play a big part on the very '70s inspired 'A Farewell To November' with a lovely vocal performance from Jesus Trujillo coming over with quite the American tinged vocal.


'Background Radiation' is reminscent of all those geezers making a name for themselves at the moment like Black Stone Cherry...blah blah blah, groups blasting out those rehashed big riffs and musical grooves, and that palaver bounces forth into 'Space Mambo' with its funky guitar break and again likeable vocal delivery. Oh no, here we go again - it's ballad time all over again, in this particular case the track in question being 'Hassandra' - once more some '70s influenced sounds take prevalance of the tune and, as far as ballads go, not too shabby, but also not groundbreaking by any stretch of one's imagination.


As we hit the final trio of tracks I still await that big, hooky, catchy standout song; no such luck here as the album progresses onward with 'Paranormal Circus' - good strong tunage it should be uttered throughout the opus. 'Lady Of The Mountain' is a beautifully crafted acoustic composition with its elegant vocal arrangements.


The album concludes with another bare boned musical slice of bygone dazed music with Trujillo's admirable vocal tones shining wonderously alongside the acoustic instrumentation to end the release on a musical high.




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