Haunting and Improvising music can come at you out of nowhere as if it was to give you a big leap out of your comfy listener’s chair. And this Brazilian trio, know the sounds very well when it comes to Progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion combined together like a steamroller as if it to take you into different areas for wonderous amazement for what you are about to sink your little ear buds in for a fantastic cosmic voyage to expect the unexpected.
With Dialeto’s music, you have this mixed bag of alongside the two genres, a dosage of experimental music, virtuosity which takes both the three instruments from various movements whether its Rock, Ambient, and Atmospheric music and not to mention the sounds of the Discipline-era from King Crimson’s peak where they moved from Prog into New Wave with unbelievable results. Guitarist Nelson Coelho, is perhaps one of the most mind-boggling guitarists I’ve heard. He has these influential sounds of Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, and Frank Zappa and takes his virtuosity with amazement as he would take the listener to killer results.
Then there’s Jorge Pescara who plays the Touch Guitar, which is a fret board tapping style of the instrument in the realms of the Chapman Stick and Warr Guitar. He plays in the style of Tony Levin and Trey Gunn and provides thumping bass work on the frets with fierce and blazing results during Nelson’s compositions. There are amazing compositions that he wrote, and not to mention with some of the most centerpieces of five of the tracks throughout The Last Tribe.
Drummer, Miguel Angel who helps out with the rhythm stick on his drums, carries a lot of the energy and is the driving force to keep the train chugging with the beats he carries with the sounds on the percussion. Most of the time, his drumming reminds me of Bill Bruford and Billy Cobham with some thunderous, eruptive, and energetic forces to capture where his bandmates would go into a different time signature, he follows them wherever they go into.
The swirling Tarde Demais (Too Late) mixed with a flamenco bluesy guitar layered surroundings and featuring a grooved out exercise between the guitar and bass which it has a rhythm and lead upbeat for the first few minutes before the drums kick in and it becomes a whole new level to do the tango. More into the heavier side is Dorian Grey, featuring Jorge’s fretted bass work that goes into a fuzztone beat while Coelho goes into a vibrating mode and you could almost feel the reminiscent of Tool’s 10,000 Days period.
Vintitreis features a vibraphone introduction and then Jorge’s bass, crescendo introduction from Miguel and then going into a hyper mellowing ¾ time signature turned sinister with a heavy waltzy attitude featuring Nelson going to the core by doing some heavy power riffs as if he’s doing homages to the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) scene and John McLaughlin’s style as well while the opener, Windblaster has this very dreamland escapade that is daring, enthralling, and compelling that begins with an amazing adventure into different dimensions in our solar system.
Yet one of the most exhilarating of the music is the knock-out Sand Horses, which begins with a Stop-and-go movement from the instruments before it becomes a racing yet thunderous ambitious turned compelling piece as they go move from Jazz Fusion into a Heavy-Metal excitement as they challenge The Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Iron Maiden with an interesting and roaring results that would get you ready to headbang at the right moment at the right time.
I have listened to The Last Tribe about five times already and I’m getting hooked into see where they would go into next. Moonjune Records have scored big when it comes to Prog and Jazz. It is a knowledge, stunning album from start to finish and it’s a must have for this year.