segunda-feira, 12 de outubro de 2009

Coupla Prog - Edmundo Lopez (1970 German Prog Psych Fuzzion)


ULTIMA POSTAGEM DA SÉRIE DA BANDA ALEMÃ COUPLA PROG!! ESTE ALBUM TRATA-SE DE UMA GRAVAÇÃO PARA UMA OPERA CHAMADA "EDMUNDO LOPEZ" GRAVADO EM 1970 PELA BANDA!! APESAR DAS DIFICULDADES PARA A GRAVAÇÃO POR SER UM ESTUDIO DE RADIO SEM MUITAS FACILIDADES DE EDIÇÃO, ISSO EM NENHUM MOMENTO FICA VISÍVEL E COUPLA PROG ACABOU PRODUZINDO COM MAESTRIA A HISTÓRIA DA ÓPERA COM UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO TOCADO COM MUITA PAIXÃO E ALTA QUALIDADE!!

ESTA OPERA É UMA HISTÓRIA EMOCIONANTE SOBRE EDMUNDO LOPEZ UM NORTE AMERICANO QUE CEDO FOI PARA O FRONT DA GUERRA CIVIL, MAS QUE ERA UM FERRENHO DEFENSOR DA PAZ E A NÃO GUERRA, POR ISSO PRESSIONOU O EXÉRCITO, ESCAPOU, DEFENDEU-SE COM TODAS AS FORÇAS E ACABOU SENTENCIADO A MORTE PELO EXÉRCITO!!

AS MUSICAS SÃO PRATICAMENTE FUZZIONS, MAS A BASE É UM BLUESROCK PESADO, COM CLIMAS DE SUSPENSE, AS VEZES TEATRAL E DRAMÁTICO COMO A HISTÓRIA DE EDMUNDO, MAS SEMPRE COM OS ELEMENTOS TÍPICOS DO KRAUTROCK DA ÉPOCA!! A BANDA TEM UMA ENERGIA E A GRANDE POTENCIA DO SOM É O TRABALHO FANTÁSTICO DO ORGAN HAMMOND!! O HAMMOND TRABALHA PESADO MESMO!!

O GUITARRISTA E VOCALISTA "ROLF PETERS" QUE ESCREVE OS POEMAS LÍRICOS E É O CÉREBRO MUSICAL QUE ESTÁ POR TRÁS DA HOSTÓRIA DE EDMUNDO LOPEZ, MORREU EM 1971 AOS 21 ANOS DE UMA OVERDOSE DE COMPRIMIDOS PARA DORMIR E ÁLCOOL!!

GRANDE TRABALHO DA BANDA COUPLA PROG MUSICANDO ESTA MAGNÍFICA OPERA ROCK ALEMÃ!! RARÍSSIMO MATERIAL E MAIS UM ALBUM SURPREENDENTE DOS CARAS!!

On the 16.07.1970 Coupla Prog entered the radio studio to record their own opera "Edmundo Lopez".The session would be a challenge as the piece was not just a bunch of songs mixed into each other but a continuous 60-minute opus with 11 different parts. As this was just a basic radio-recording studio with no facilities for overdubbing or editing it was to prove very difficult. It was decided to record the pop-opera in two parts: one approximately 25 minutes long other approximately 36.

The difficulties arising from the session are not at all noticeable and Coupla Prog produced an almost perfect piece of underground and progressive rock history played with passion and very high quality.This tragedy of music is a gripping story about Edmundo, a young south-american who gets between the lines of a civil war. Grown up and teached to non-violence he's pressed into the army, escapes, defends himself and others with a gun and finally is sentenced to death for that.

The songs are blending into each other, basically Heavy Bluesrock similar to Vanilla Fudge for example, full of suspense, theatrical and dramatic in parts because of the story and also provided with typical freakish krautrock elements of that time. The band's strength is without a doubt the amazing Hammond drenched keyboard work.Guitarist and singer Rolf Peters, who writes the lyrics and is the musical brain behind the story of Edmundo Lopez, died in 1971 at the age of 21 from an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol. This was not a surprise to those who knew him. A newspaper article from the time compared him to Dylan Thomas if he'd lived longer and had more time to develop his creative talent.

(Review from longhairmusic.de, progarchives)

- Rolf Peters / guitar, vocals
- Reiner Niketta / bass, organ, piano, vocals
- Wolfgang Schindhelm / organ, piano, vocals
- Hubert Donauer / drums

01. Praludium (2:01)
02. Introduction (5:29)
03. Alone In The Mountains (7:48)
04. Kill' Em (4:35)
05. Pamphlet To Mr. M. Thompson (5:06)
06. Night (4:25)
07. Christobal G. (7:04)
08. On The Way To A Village (6:03)
09. Kaki Gatal (7:25)
10. Listen Rain (6:02)
11. Extroduction (5:06)

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