July 20, 2017

Gerardo Batiz ‎– Arlequín (1982, LP, Mexico)

Side A
A1. Aguamarina (A Elis Regina)
A2. Para Las Cebollas (Una Historia Inconclusa)
A3. Maginate Máscara
A4. Ruapango
Side B
B1. En Fa
B2. Amarillo
B3. Canto (g.c.p.p)
B4. Arlequín

Bass – Chuco Mendoza
Drums – Fernando Toussaint
Guitar, Voice – Eniac Martinez
Percussion – German Herrera
Piano, Flute, Steel Drums, Voice – Gerardo Bátiz
Voice – Cecilia Engelhardt

Very nice, mellow, electric progressive rock album. The wordless female vocals, approaching Zeuhl at times, defines this mature work. Piano and bass drive the music forward, and the contents are highly melodic. At times I'm reminded of some of the "lite Zeuhl" bands coming out of France in the 1980s like Foehn or Musique Noise. I even hear some Joe Jackson, and that's meant as a compliment. For me, it's better than all the aforementioned bands, and comes recommended. cdrwl

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