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Alms: Become a prog-head and starts experimenting with weird stuff and odd time signatures!

Alms – The Trial

Alms is the brainchild of the multi-instrumentalist Aitor Lucena, and the new and third album is entitled The Trial. It consists of ten song. One song last for only 0.35 minutes and two for more than seven minutes.

Since being a little child, Aitor Lucena’s interest for music has been obsessively increasing throughout the years. After growing up with the music of bands and musicians such as Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull (to name a few), he definitely jumps into music along with Heavy Metal, astonished by the powerful sound of Iron Maiden, Helloween and Blind Guardian (again, to name a few).

So he starts taking guitar lessons and, meanwhile, searches for people to share his musical concerns. That?s how, being a teenager, Aitor Lucena begins taking part in local bands, playing -well, trying to- covers of their idols, but mostly drinking beer, having fun and learning a lot.

Soon Aitor realizes that he could do something on his own, so he starts writing and composing his own material. At first it is simple, immature and schematic due to the lack of experience, but the satisfaction gained from hearing his own creations makes him want to go further in his compositions, so he begins learning from Symphonic and Progressive Rock, Classical Music and, to sum up, from all kinds of complex music.

Aitor Lucena becomes a prog-head and starts experimenting with weird stuff and odd time signatures, tempo changing, long-lasting suites? Along with the bands mentioned before, he is strongly influenced by Genesis, ELP, Gentle Giant, Le Orme and all the greatest prog bands, so the time to start a prog band by himself had come.

Meanwhile, and working as a teacher, Aitor earns a little money which he invests on several instruments and a humble home studio. In order to get the most from it, he starts studying a grade in sound engineering and keeps on with his compositions.

After several failed attempts to start a band, he decides to record his music on his own? and Aitor created Alms and he saw that it was good! Now we luckily can fully enjoy Alms music.

Tracklist:

1. The Charges (2:05)

2. Luxuria (7:32)

3. Gula (4:38)

4. Acedia (5:08)

5. Avaritia (6:02)

6. Recess (2:09)

7. Ira (7:27)

8. Invidia (2:10)

9. Superbia (4:43)

10. The Sentence (0:35)

Total Time 42:29

Credits:

Aitor Lucena: Everything

   Except

Rafa Yugueros: Drums

Carla Martín: Violin

Alain Frenette: Narrations

Julia Sariego: Choirs

Maria Volkova: Voice (God)

Layo Martínez Beiro: Artwork

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7174 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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