Tapiman - [1971] - Tapiman (Spanish Hard Rock)

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  1. Spanish bands can always count on my interest. Starting from Iceberg, ending Mezquicie - never not disappoint any Spanish invention. I will venture to say that such a delicious Spanish form groups from the 70's due to the collision of the southern temperament and love of freedom of franksistowską reality: repression and pain. Music full of passion and drama is nothing sinister opposition to the,opposition to everyday life.

    Spanish band Tapiman have produced an excellent heavy rock album which takes its place among the best from the country is another power-trio consisting of musicians with soaring skills. The album played Max Sunyer on guitar (later in Icebergu) was Spain's first 'guitar hero', José María Vilaseca on drums (later Maquina) and Pepe Fernandez on bass and his versatile style gets a good airing on their 1971 album.

    Music on the one hand close to hard rock achievements, under the sign of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, on the other hand tend to improvise and solo Sunyer more remind me of that which at the same time he did MacLaughlan (before putting Mahavishu Orchestra). It's incredibly tempting to play, full of momentum, rhythm, energy, juicy and dramatic improvisation, from which you can not tear your ears,and the album again and again landing in the player.

    From hard rock solos on 'Wrong World' through heavy riffing on 'Don't Ask Why' to the romanticism of 'Paris' the guitarwork on here is first rate. The songwriting would not sound out of place on an album by a UK band from the period, and with the vocals having only the slightest hint of an accent the music is easily accessible to a British audience. The afore-mentioned 'Don't Ask Why' contains one of Sunyer's best solos, showing that his reputation as the Spanish Hendrix was well deserved. 'Practice' has something of a jazz-rock feel to it, while still retaining its heavy roots, and the instrumental 'Moonbeam' once again combines the heavy riffs with some virtuoso soloing. The closing 'Driving Shadow' certainly has a driving beat to it, and ends the album with some great hard rock. Newly remastered edition of the great Spanish monster rarity! . Extremely underground hard-rocking power trio!!! The CD contains the complete album plus 4 bonus tracks from their singles, 2 of these tracks yet have never been available on CD.