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Last update: 05/04/10 12:49:33
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Location: AMERICA SOUTH: Brazil
Signed up: 25 May 2008 10:17 PM
Genre: Progressive Rock
Influences: 70's classic and progressive rock, classical, Brazilian rock and popular music (MPB, Clube da Esquina)
Composer and singer Dida Mendes teamed up with lyrical vocalist Andréia Vitfer and musical producers Fernando Santos and Julliana Alves to record “Seeker of Truth”, a conceptual album released in 2008. The CD brings two instrumental tracks and eight songs about the different phases in the life of “Seeker” – a parody to humankind’s long (and tortuous) search for knowledge. Compositions and arrangements mix elements of 70’s British progressive rock, classical music, musicals and Brazilian popular music (MPB, Clube da Esquina).
“Dida Mendes, an extraordinary Brazilian composer and singer that also works as a psychologist, released his debut álbum in 2008. This is a conceptual work about human life and spirit, based on the writings of Constâncio C. Vigil, an Uruguayan writer who worked in Argentina in the beginning of the 20th century. It brings a smooth and involving acoustical sound, with choruses within a continuous progressive evolution. It is really a wonderful piece, with sounds and voice that fill the heart with warmth and, at the same time, with impressive melody and sophistication.” DiskUnion –Japan ( http://diskunion.net)
“… at first, my naive optimism made me expect something like the ballads and lighter tracks of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, with a touch of The Final Cut. Honestly, my expectations were met. It is a conceptual album, with lyrics that follow a chronological order, and with well put questions and answers – perhaps due to the author’s academic background in Anthropology/Ethology. I could draw few comparisons with what I know of prog rock, but this task was hindered by the fact that Seeker of Truth is a blend with unique spices.” Ricardo Borges – GO- Brazil
… “The CD goes beyond London and incorporates influences of Brazilian popular and folk music. Instrumental and vocal melodies and arrangements avoid excessive experimentation and virtuosism, a characteristic of many progressive rock bands that is often criticized (not by this author, I should add). The result is a well-crafted alchemy” Beto Vianna – MG- Brazil (O Cometa- Caderno de Artes, dec 2007 pg 18)
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Recording Quality/Production: 4.5 Lead Vocals: 4.5 (Excellent)
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