Quaterna Requiem, Violeta de Outono & Par Lindh Project
Rio Art Rock 1997, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
By Cesar Augusto
I arrived late at Scala, but the show hadn't started yet.
Quaterna, who promised a good show, didn't disappoint us.
They opened with Fanfare, and afterwards we had the long
(almost 40 minutes) suite Quasimodo from the album with
the same name. The band had some small problems because it was
too dark over Elisa's keys and she couldn't see all the "preset"
buttons. But this problem didn't ride the band, who surprised us
with a new song that will be released in 1998; an excellent duel
between keys and drums.
Irmaos Grimm shows all the talent of Jose Roberto
Crivano, one of the best guitarists of Brazilian progressive
scene. The new bass player Fred, who was beside the band since
the beginning, gave new life to the band. But the surprise was in
the final: Kleber Vogel - band member on the first disc Velha
Gravura - entered and played the same name track. It was
memorable. The solos were amazing. I saw some people crying!!!
Only one negative point is the sound, a little bit entangled.
Then we had Violeta de Outono, with their leader Fabio
Golfetti (and Fabio Ribeiro on the keys). Everybody was
hypnotized by the "glissando" effects from his electric guitar,
which surrounded the Scala.
The show basicaly consisted of the songs from the first album and
some tracks of the second and the new CD. A Pink Floyd cover was
played, but the promised Echoes wasn't played because of
the short time the band had available to play. Some people say
that this is the Brazilian Hawkwind.
Negative point: why didn't we hear the keyboards of Fabio
Finally, Par Lindh came on the stage at almost 01:30. The
keyboards of the Swedish musician were at the left side of the
stage. And we had another amazing and unforgetable show. During some
moments, I ask myself if this thing was really happening. During
the first tracks, I thought that the drummer would crash
the drum set. An energy and a power never seen!
All of the new disc was played. The covers: Jerusalem with a
fascinant female vocal, Fanfare for.... from EL&P and some
classics like Carmina Burana and Phantom of the Opera.
But in 21st Century Schizoid Man from King Crimson, the drummer
showed that his voice is a powerful music instrument, like his
drums! The guitar and the bass were instruments apart, even the
guitarist had a solo piece, were the drummer sings some songs!
The event will have a video and a double live cd that are being
Album Review : Par Lindh Project - Mundus Imcompertus
Third and so far best work of this Swedish keyboardist. Par has
captured the spirit of the 70's and his influences from Keith
Emerson are very clear.
The CD consists of three tracks. With the first track, Baroque
Impression No. I we have a killer instrumental with a strong
drum presence. The Crimson Shield is the perfect track for
the magic voice of Magdalena Hagberg, which shows all the marvels
of the lyric influences. Add a nice arrangement of harpsichord
and the tune is complete.
Mundus Imcompertus, a 26 minute suite, is a nice voyage to
the actual progressive rock made in the Sweden, that marks a
strong presence with its hard influences, and a new trip to the
70's. The bass of Marcus Jäderholm is astonishing, as
the tons of keyboards layers of Par Lindh. The female backing vocal
and guitar and drums form an instrumental never seen in Brazil.
Par Lindh - Keys
Magdalena Hagberg - Voice
Nisse Bielield - Drums
Marcus Jäderholm - Bass
Jocke Ramsell - Electric and Acoustic Guitar