Monday, June 16, 2008

Borne-Exprime La Naranja ,LP,1979,Spain

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. "

Mike McLatchey
Exprime La Naranja
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Anonymous said...

Re new RAR file awaiting your blog...

Borne remastering details:

artifact noise of background buzzing interference zapped out!

pops/clicks/scratches scrambled at default levels to lessen cymbal/brush scrambling

eq'd to raise mids and highs sounding a tad muddy and to offset pop/click cleaning

then volumes levels reduced 80.35% overall to keep re-eq clipping/distortion reduced

overall improvement sounds just shy of superb but with 192 kbps mp3s that's near perfect

Anonymous said...

I have an updated BORNE mp3 set for you! I can post URL location at your request.

BTW: Superb blog sir!

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Thanks very much,

Francisco Ayes

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

I am downloading it (from you!) @ slsk...
rapidshare links are going me crazy: they are too many from too many good blogs...
anyway this is a GREAT post!
I like the sounds!!!
thanks again.
peace & love