Don Juan Matus- Visiones Paganas
(Espiritus Records ER003)
From Aural Innovations May 2009 update
This is the band’s 2nd release in 2008. Soon after this the band released a split 7” on a Japanese label with Angel of Damnation but I have not been able to find where outside Japan to get it so, I can’t review that track (and it is not at myspace). Anyway, the band has now expanded into a five piece and while the other CD was mostly instrumental, this one is mostly vocal. There are 9 tracks in 31 minutes. The CD is a mixture of short acoustic tracks (Foresta Esmeralda), garage rockers like Cancion para Nuada, and Desierto Roja, which reminds me of Abramis Brama. Sol Poniente is a longer track and more spacey psychedelic rock before the ending track, Adios Afallenau, is a short instrumental blues number. Cool stuff.
Check out the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/donjuanmatusofficial
Check out the Nasoni Record Label web site at: http://www.nasoni-records.com
Reviewed by Scott Heller