Descripción: Proyecto creado en el año 2005 se forma a raiz de buscar un sonido único en el campo de l rock instrumental,progresivo y experimental. Influenciado por gutarristas de gran talla como Joe Satriani,Steve Vai, Andy timmons, John petrucci,Yngwie Malsteem.
el trabajo musical de ZETA se llama EBANO Y MARFIL, basado en el estilo SHRED donde el virtuosismo de las 6 cuerdas predomina en sus temas.
Progressive Rock, Progressive Psychedelic Classic Rock
Ciudad de Origen: Medellín
Descripción: Un ritual al rock crudo y profundo de años atrás, OtraBanda invoca esta esencia por medio de sus integrantes y dedicación a un sonido progresivo con tintes psicodélico.
Fundada hace mas de 20 años en la ciudad de Medellín, ha lanzado dos trabajos discográficos, Azul Reproche y Búsqueda. Ha participado en importantes eventos de la ciudad, incluyendo la celebración de los 20 años de la Unidad Residencial Carlos E. Restrepo, Festival Ancón 2005 y el primer Festival Altavoz.
Descripción: Finalizando el mes de diciembre del año 2009, Santiago Rubio López (Percusión) y David Angulo García (Guitarra y Sintetizadores) se reúnen para comenzar un proyecto en el que pudieran conjugar sus gustos musicales que barrían numerosos géneros desde el Indie Rock, Electroclash, Trip Hop, Synth Pop, Hard Core, entre otros. Poco tiempo después se adjunta a la banda el bajista Jonathan Moncada y la vocalista Paula Andrea Hoyos. El grupo comienza tocando covers de bandas como AIR, Portishead, Radiohead y The Sounds mostrando así la amplia gama de géneros que estaban dispuestos a abarcar. Paralelo a esto, empezaba el proceso de composición musical donde salieron a la luz temas como Moon Playground y Track 1, el primero de ellos de un notorio corte electrónico y el segundo de ellos de corte Indie Rock. A partir de ese momento se decidió dar un enfoque diferente a la banda, en el cual las canciones compuestas en adelante tratarían un tema en común: las vivencias ficticias de SIR ADAM, un viajero del tiempo y el espacio. Así pues fueron compuestas las canciones Mensaje del Desierto y Metros Bajo Tierra, dos temas que cuentan el encuentro de SIR ADAM con su eterno némesis. Esta primera etapa de la banda fue llevada al escenario en dos ocasiones, para ello fue requerida la ayuda de un segundo guitarrista, Carlos Andrés Delgado López. Después de esto, la banda pasa por un proceso de cambio en el que tanto Jonathan Moncada como Paula Andrea Hoyos se retiran del grupo por motivos personales, mientras que Carlos Andrés entra como miembro fijo. Este cambio hace que Sir Adam pase por un proceso más instrumental y electrónico (con voces y bajos muestreados). Dando lugar así a canciones como Bipolar y Beck. Finalmente la banda decide experimentar con diferentes vocalistas para el performance en vivo entre los cuales han colaborado Andrés Felipe Rodelo, Carlos Andrés y Delgado.
Descripción: es una propuesta que nace del guitarrista colombiano andrés osorio toledo, artista gibson-digitech-emg, uno de los artistas más reconocidos en el género del rock progresivo a nivel nacional, quien toma la iniciativa de dar vida a su música, fortaleciéndola e impulsándola a un nivel mas enriquecedor con la conformación de la banda, siendo creada a mediados del 2005, con la que comienza un recorrido lleno de música con dinamismo y fuerza, de tal forma que se pudieran expresar todos los elementos musicales adquiridos en la academia, y a través de varios años de trabajo. la banda muestra una propuesta de rock virtuoso emocional, dando al público la posibilidad del manejo de diversas sensaciones por medio de la música a un nivel psicológico, mostrando el disfrute de la misma, auditiva y visualmente en cuanto a la interpretación de múltiples técnicas utilizadas por cada uno de los músicos en escena, concluyendo así, que se puede dar satisfacción total a lo corporal, espiritual y psicológicamente, “enfatizando el oído y la visión” en un espectáculo para personas de cualquier edad, sin drogas y/o sustancias de cualquier tipo, en un evento completamente sano sin agresividad.
Descripción: DÑRATH es un proyecto de rock progresivo integrado por músicos reconocidos en la escena del rock colombiano reunido única y exclusivamente en estudio para publicar una grabación a mediados de 2005.
El álbum será publicado por dos selos, uno colombiano y otro estadounidense en dos versiones español e inglés.
Más información en: http://www.darath.8k.com/news.htm
Descripción: Laxo es una banda de Rock Progresivo instrumental formada en 1999. Entre sus principales influencias están Dream Theater, Rush, Yes , Liquid Tension Experiment y muchas más. Laxo combina sonidos sencillos con progresiones y melodías intrincadas para crear un conjunto de diferentes ambientes que hagan volar la mente de quienes lo escuchan. Proximamente tendrán noticias de su primer trabajo.
Descripción: Hard jaibana se forma el 5 de Julio de 2005 por la iniciativa de dos músicos con intereses musicales muy emancipatorios.
Juan David Gutierrez (Baterista) y Camilo Andrés Quintero Mesa (Guitarrista), quienes querían en un concepto musical del rock encerrar las facetas mas significativas del mismo, es decir, desde el aspecto mas sutíl y denso del rock hasta la descarga de guitarras y bateria con el caracter mas fuerte posible preservando en cada una de ellas la esencia particular que le es característica a cada banda.
Actualmente, la banda esta terminando la discografía pertinente a su primer Album "Cantos de la Noche" y se esta en el proceso de grabación de el quinto tema "Un ocaso".
Hard Jaibana es pues una propuesta de hard rock con matices experimentales y latinas, preservando la energia de las buenas descargas de guitarra eléctrica y la belleza y magnificencia de los arpegios y atmósferas densas. Dentro de las influencias mas significativas de la banda tenemos:
Rush, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Tool, A perfect Circle, Pantera, Mr Special, Whitesnake, Morcheeba, Chemical Brothers, Godsmack.
Descripción: En septiembre de 2001, Diego Jiménez eximio guitarrista autodidacta junto con Abel Ávila y Julio Gómez, deciden formar en noviembre de ese mismo año un cuarteto acústico de guitarras con el objeto de interpretar diversos aires musicales que iban desde la música popular hasta algo de rock funk. En diciembre de 2001 julio Gómez regresa a su ciudad natal Bucaramanga y siembra en diego la idea de constituir una banda de rock, y junto con Abel Ávila deciden incorporar otros músicos para crear una banda de rock instrumental con tendencias progresivas y new age nace entonces la banda orion cuyo nombre es extraído de un tema de kitaro llamado el mejor camino de orion, como un homenaje a este gran músico japonés.
Orión participa en el festival de rock ocaña 2003, en donde Henry Pacheco prestigioso abogado de la ciudad y melómano decide apoyar en una forma filantrópica el esfuerzo y dedicación promisoria, que estos músicos le brindan a sus interpretaciones y decide llevar a estudios de grabación contando con el apoyo de Luis Rodríguez y Felix Gandur. En diciembre de 2005 sale a la luz publica su primer álbum con el nombre de "el cinturón de Orión" con un éxito total hasta la fecha se han vendido unas 1000 copias en todo el territorio nacional.
Durante su existencia Orión ha contado con el apoyo de personas como Albert Toro, Andres Gandur, Jesus Romero, Anthony Pacheco, Jorge Torrado, Álvaro Castro, Andres Cantillo, Camilo Toro y Carlos Quintero.
Descripción: Banda conformada desde el 2001, con fuertes influencias de bandas de los años 60Ñs y 70Ñs.
Actualmente se encuentra en circulación el single "Abraham The Piper". Derivado de un trabajo conceptual que actualmente se encuentra en produccion, el cual relata las historias del Reino de WillowWoodland, elliot y la memoria de sus dias mas felices.
Progressive Rock, Rock Progresivo / Sinfónico, Jazz Fusión, Folk Roc
Ciudad de Origen:
Descripción: Raimundo Rodulfo se ha dedicado desde 1992 a sus proyectos musicales como solista, componiendo música para guitarra y para grupo. Produjo en el año 2000 su álbum debut Dreams, que además incluye uno de sus trabajos como escritor independiente, el cuento de ciencia-ficción "Sueños", y en el transcurso del 2001 su segundo álbum, The Dreams Concerto, un Concierto para Guitarra, Grupo y Orquesta de Cámara en 3 movimientos, que cuenta con la participación de 15 artistas invitados, incluyendo a reconocidos músicos como Andrés Briceño, Pedro Castillo, Pablo Gil y Carlos Orozco, y el pintor británico Peter Rodulfo. Esta última producción fue estrenada en la sexta edición del festival BajaProg, en Baja California, México, donde participó acompañado de un ensamble de 7 músicos, incluyendo al reconocido baterista Andrés Briceño. En el 2003 produjo "To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg" y "To LIVE a Dream 2 - Official Bootleg", dos álbumes virtuales en vivo totalmente descargables, disponibles en su sitio de Internet www.rodulfo.com e incluyendo música de varios conciertos como BajaProg, ProgJazz y el show en el que abrió para The Flower Kings. Todas estas producciones y conciertos, y el trabajo de Raimundo como guitarrista y compositor, han cosechado en el ámbito internacional las mejores críticas y numerosos reconocimientos en más de 20 países. Algunos extractos de reseñas de medios especializados:
-Del álbum "The Dreams Concerto":
"If you are into classically-based progressive, this could be the album of the year!" "New album from who is now Venezuela's top progressive musician. The music is grand in scale and very beautiful indeed, with loads of textures and moods." Shroom Productions, USA
"If it was possible to combine the talents of some great musicians/composers such as Bach, Mozart, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman (to name but a few) at the height of their creativity and produce a piece of music, then Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto would probably be the result." "The Dreams Concerto must be at the top of the league. This must be the prog album of the year in its class especially as it is unique. In years to come, I've no doubt that the name Rodulfo will be up there with the other great composers and I mean great composers!" Hairless Heart Herald, UK
"It's not everyday that you get to hear a recording that is just dripping with so much beauty that it almost brings tears to your eyes. This 'concerto' from musician Raimundo Rodulfo is a lush, gorgeous amalgam of progressive rock, South American classical motiffs, and folk, that succeeds on all fronts... This gets my highest rating possible." Sea of Tranquility, USA "The Dreams Concerto" is in Sea of Tranquility's Five Star Reviews selection.
"A beautiful blend between progressive rock and classical music, with Hackett influences and links to EKSEPTION and KING CRIMSON and a Latin American touch. Highly recommended for symphonic progressive lovers!" ProgArchives, USA
"What a great record this is! We hear on this disc influences from almost all the great musicians on the planet that live and had lived. The classic masters Bach, Bethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart. The progressive rock masters Steve Howe, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Robert Fripp and Ian Anderson. The jazz-rock masters Chic Corea, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Allan Holdsworth. The pop masters George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. And the master of all kind of styles, Frank Zappa. Every time you listen to it you will hear new things. I almost would call it a musical journey into a fantasy dream world. Well done!" Background Magazine, The Netherlands
"It is absolutely stunning. It is amazing and beautiful, encompassing varying moods, styles and coloursÑ Rodulfo is a fantastic guitarist (rather, multi-instrumentalist), surrounded by equally talented folks on a variety of instruments. The Dreams Concerto is a thoroughly stunning and epic work that is a pleasure to listen to. Varied enough that you will discover something new upon each listen, but not so varied as to be disjoined - everything flows seamlessly together with a measured ebb and flow. Seek this one out." Progressive World, USA "The Dreams Concerto" is in Progressive World's April's Five Star Reviews for April 2003.
"A versatile and virtuoso Venezuelan artist. This cd is truly a wide kettle of the main progressive schools that the history of music has given to us, enriched by an unique latin taste, a superior guitar playing technique and an impressive intellectual approach to music from a sure well-informed musician. An excellent album from the point of view of the exhibited technical rate... A monumental and intellectually very ambitious album for listen with the ears well connected to the brain !!" "A monumental and very ambitious cd that I recommend to everyone's looking for complex music played with heart and brain." Tales of Wonder, Italy
"The Dreams Concerto, in 3 movements and 6 sections, is a living musical work and in continuous expansion, whose philosophy situates in the extension of all the traditional models that have been assimilated in the creative music during the last 4 decades. Yes, creative, since the progressive rock envelope is excessively narrow to harbor the enormity of this disc that sails among the intimate and the sophisticated of jazz, folk, rock and classics and that has been planned with most greatest care and to balance different common sense tempos and states of mind utilizing an extensive rank of harmonies and tones. A must have." Margen Magazine, Spain
"This is one of the best discs produced in Latin America the last years. It is a master work by Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo. It is a disc that shows the greatness which can be obtained from the fusion between various musical genres, from classical music to rock and jazz. I sincerely hope to barely be close to this musical legacy by Raimundo, maybe my words are short but I sincerely recommend you to listen to this work." Música Progresiva, Costa Rica
"A really well good album coming out in 2002, with lot of Classical elements, traditional Folk, in a prog format that I highly recommand. Excellent work..." "Believe me this song ('Sueños') is one of the best progressive songs I never heard. Absolutly Superb !" Proglands, Canada
"This album is something really special. Rodulfo mixes classical music with rock in a way I have not yet heard before, all sounding perfectly natural... For people with a classical music background, combined with a love for prog rock, I believe this album is essential..." Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands "The Dreams Concerto" is in DPRP Recommended selection.
"Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo is a highly-skilled guitarist, whether playing acoustic, classical, electric, or bass guitar or even mandolin." "Highly recommended." Kinesis, USA
"A disc that becomes part with full authority of the category 'irrenounceable'" "Rodulfo, true virtuoso of guitar (and also of bass, I add) simply without to comply in accommodating and self-pleasing elucubrations, possess the innate gift of to charm the listener. The European public, mainly the Italian one, must not to ignore this Artist!" Escursioni Musicali, Italy / Arlequins, Italy
"For those who like classical music as well as progressive rock, this might be a concept worthy of attention." Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands
"Simply put, one of the most gorgeous pieces of symphonic rock to come along in recent memory... Highly recommended to symphonic fans who like lots of guitar and baroque influences. One of my favorites so far this year!" "This disc has class." Exposé Magazine, USA
"'The Dreams Concerto' is an ambitious prime album from a very talented artist." Colossus Magazine, Finland
"Raimundo evolved a lot since his first album, and developed various of his ideas as if a dream came true. The compositions are much richer, arranged and performed... For various reasons very recommended. Both acoustic guitars as electric guitar playing / arrangements are splendid." Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium
"The use of several instruments besides the traditional rock instruments makes the sound very rich and much more interesting. It's a very good album." Tombstone, Greece
"Raimundo Rodulfo reveals with 'The Dreams Concerto' his quality as composer, arrangeur and guitarist... An impressive work, which I can only recommend." Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany
"Sometimes I ask myself, where the people get again and again new ideas for music. In the case of RAIMUNDO RODULFO, Venezuela lodges a guitarist like the best. This versatility on his 'The Dreams Concerto' is already impressive." Progressive Pages, Germany
"Beautiful stuff. Killer guitar plus sax, flute, harp, violin, plus lots more." Of Sound Mind, USA
"A real classical-progressive work with strong Spanish connotations... Raimundo is an excellent guitarist, whether of classic or electric guitar. The music is crystal clear and pours as a waterfall into your wide opened ears. A very beautiful work. Doubtless." SomethingProg, France
"The Dreams Concerto is a recommendable album in all its extension." Newspaper Letras, Venezuela
"' The Dreams Concerto' is a complex, but direct and charming album, rich in textures that evoke different sensations. Highly recommended for people of different tastes, above all for the lovers of musical fusion and quite elaborate and complete works." Rock Total Magazine, Venezuela
"Raimundo Rodulfo announces the color and holds his word. After his first published album two years ago (Dreams - Sueños), here is what one could call his grand work... a facility of tempting listening and a cordial beauty." Prog-Résiste Magazine, Belgium
"The music has a lot of variation and some great moments... The electric guitar solo in the end (1st Mov.) is great and is played with a lot of passion. It (3rd Mov.) includes fantastic work on classical guitar and it reminds me somehow of the classical album Anthony Phillips made together with Enrique Berro Gracia. But at the same time the high speed guitar playing reminds me of one of my guitar heroes.
Al diMeola. There are beautiful parts with acoustic instruments like classical guitar, violins, flutes and harp. Also you can find some beautiful melodic guitar solos." ProgVisions, Spain / The Netherlands
"An extremely ambitious production of an outstanding artist. One rarely gets such one perfectly thought out CD release, which musical contents and conceptual contents are in such a manner perfectly co-ordinated... It can reveal finely symphonic elegance in its fullest beauty." Babyblaue, Germany
"Guitarist/Composer Raimundo Rodulfo brings symphonic/classic prog back into the new millennium with nods to the giants of the 70's while adding a latin flavor all it's own. Beautiful instrumentation can be found throughout especially in the guitar playing which goes from classical to flamenco to rock within a few moments." ProgNaut, USA
"Many people with an interest in classical music, especially of the Baroque style, will get a lot out of this album. It is certainly well conceived and presented." Classic Rock Society, UK
"This is the second by this excellent musician from Venezuela. Second achievement. The music is more symphonic (divided in 3 movements), featuring a wide range of instruments: sax, violin, flute, mandolin, harpsichord ... And of course great guitars (both acoustic and electric). On a whole, this production by the Latino Mike Oldfield should please to all adventurous ears." Acid Dragon Magazine, France
"'The Dreams Concerto' (2001) is a magnificent fresco broken up into three long movements, for a total of almost 80 minutes. A multitude of performers, among whom one finds for example the singer Pedro CASTILLO, contribute to the richness of work." Musea Records, France
"A musician that doesn't have anything to envy to bands that have found a good contract record. The technical style of Rodulfo betrays a visceral passion for neo-classicism, but the entire work is influenced by groups as Jethro Tull, Mike Oldfield and Genesis. A product to listen second to second, and with an amazing 36 pages booklet indeed beautiful. A cd simply unique." MilleRecords, Italy / Tempi Duri, Italy
"The previous production is exceeded as much as possible. Full heart work." Gardenshed, Japan
"Contents have become well enough serious, featuring the classic & electric guitar which Raimundo Rodulfo plays as soloist, at the same time the classic guitar with the chamber orchestra, and the electric band which is playing in the back among different parts of the concerto. It makes enormously good..." Gates of Dawn, Japan
"Self-produced masterpiece, perhaps one of the best of 2002." "A contemporary artist between the best and most brilliant ones in circulation." "It's incredible how Rodulfo, in the middle of an ocean of style influences between which stand out primarily Steve Hackett and Steve Howe, Jethro Tull, Yes and a bite of jazzy tastes, succeeds to unite with a personal revisiting of the classic symphonies and baroque in latin key so much different instrumental sounds without being overwhelming and submerging the listeners without making them lose interest." Movimenti Prog, Italy
"It alternates between rock parts, orchestra parts, and both in unision, and Rodulfo plays both electric and acoustic guitar with high technical skill. The opening is promising with the 24 minute long "Sueños", a symphonic cascade with exquisit interplay between RodulfoÑs guitars, the band, orchestra and vocalists. It continues with great folk-prog parts lending an ear to both Tull and Focus." Tarkus Magazine, Norway
"They are still there: musicians with an unrestrained ambition and an identity between classical music and progressive rock. Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo is one of this kind, and after reading the thick booklet featured at this cd, you realize that the expectations become on high musical challenges. Expectations which are most fulfilled in the first part of "The Dreams Concerto", where are Sueños (Dreams) and the short Esperanza. Sueños is a 24-minutes lasting endless flow of superb musical ideas, where we are swung back and forth between traditional parts in which both the classic acoustic guitar and high-tone flute conduct, as well as parts in which Rodulfo's Hackettian/Oldfieldesque delay-crying electric guitar playing is accompanied and more than supported by a vast rock presence." Progwereld, The Netherlands
"The Dreams Concerto is a fairly solid recent entry into the realm of South American progressive rock... The playing, particularly the guitar, is impressive throughout, with a clear nod in Fripp's general direction. Fans of modern symphonic rock or contemporary sounding South American prog who don't mind a rather bombastic, self-conscious classical angle will want to sit up and take notice of this recording..." The Giant Progweed, USA
-Del álbum "Dreams":
"From the lively 6/8 opener 'Laberinto' to the 21-minute, seven-part closing suite 'Códigos Universales' the CD offers some of the most exciting instrumental symphonic rock that I've heard in a long time... Very highly recommended." Exposé Magazine, USA
"Highly recommended." Kinesis, USA
"Another unknown heavy symphonic, concept album gem from Venezuela. This sounds very 70's, and has outstanding keyboards with flute... It is amazing where great stuff comes from sometimes!" Shroom Productions, USA
"Here's the Latin American Steve Howe: the music on this CD is carried by his outstanding guitar play." Background Magazine, The Netherlands
"There are musicians/composers that play like the Gods. The Venezuelan guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo is one of them and his first disc, Dreams, a marvelous rainbow of related tones that are accommodated in a ductile instrumental style and narrative that convinces since the first minute and doesn't decay in the long hour and seven compositions, included the suite Universal Codes in 7 parts and almost 22 minutes long." Margen Magazine, Spain
"It is quite a gem if you are interested in calm, moody and semi-acoustic music. This must also be the reason that Musea Records has selected this album as their pick of the month January... It has all the quality to deserve a good marketing and distribution channel." Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands
"If you liked Steve Howe's acoustic pieces on Fragile, then this might be something for you. The music has complexity, is often classically styled, but is also filled with various folk music influences." Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands
"Here is a great little album that I came across recently which completely took me by surprise... Raimundo's music offers soft seductive acoustic Spanish guitar with some lovely symphonia. 'Dreams' is a delicate album which really does work like a dream with the flowing flute and soft drum and percussion. Raimundo's guitar work is the centre piece of this work with some amazing guitar fretting and phrasing." Unger's Wonderful World of Progressive Rock, Canada
"If you want to listen to something different, interesting and made in Venezuela I recommend you a disc of Barquisimetan Raimundo Rodulfo, called 'Dreams'." Pedro Castillo (Tempano), Venezuela
"Raimundo has fashioned a wonderful and varied CD of incredible playing... Great instrumental prowess with a wonderful band!" Progressive Ears, USA
"Virtuoso Venezuelan guitarist with a great classical music school devoted to Symphonic Rock. Joined by many guest musicians his style reminds us in some aspects to Steve Hackett." Viajero Inmovil, Argentina
"A quality work that will surely please the Symphonic Progressive lovers." Musical Box Magazine, Brazil
"Pupil: Finally, this is a must have, Sir? | Teacher: Yes, certainly!" Acid Dragon Magazine, France
"This album can be recommended for the people who like jazz fusion and progressive music." Colossus Magazine, Finland
"All in all this is a fantastic album. Very warm in both tone and style." Progressive World, USA
"A recommended CD if you like both symphonic and fusion guitar progressive music." Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium
"One disc intimate, personal and indoubtedly charming. One trip to a magical world, of great beauty." Revista Mellotron, Argentina
"The Venezuelan guitarist Raimundo RODULFO is the author of a pleasant strong instrumental album in solitary, entitled 'Suenos - Dreams'. The style developed by our man and his many guests can as well be brought closer to the electric flamenco as of Mike OLDFIELD even CAMEL. The six-strings take the leading part of course, in a style at the same time melodic and dishevelled. The jazz-rock or classic influences are perfectly assimilated, within an exotic and coloured musical vortex." Musea Records, France "Dreams" is in Musea's Selection of the Month for January 2001.
"Raimundo has his own vision, his own performing way and a frankly exquisite jazz sound. The compositions together form an all instrumental that one listens upper to down, from principle to end. It is that kind of discs that you enjoy, don't tire and always get you willing to listen to it again, full of those musical accents that charm us who enjoy the symphonic progressive and in which the guitar is given time to sing. Very recommendable." La Corte Final, Mexico
"It traps us in a vortex of rhythms and sonorous experiences mixed with electronic and natural elements all they born in Raimundo's strings." El Vigía de los Cielos, Chile
"Without any doubt a very interesting discovery, actually this disc forms part of the seleccion of the month of January of MUSEA record label. Raimundo Rodulfo is a great Venezuelan guitarist and aside a good composer. The coolness and the naturality of his compositions are two good attributions in this album." "All the disc sounds very sincere, fresh, made with an enormous ilusion and this grants it a very special shine that obliges you to listen with care. All the notes, sometimes excessive, are very carefully since Raimundo Rodulfo is a true artisan as musician and composer." Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain
"A great musical level, and all an explosion of creativity that foretell a major success. All the songs of the disc are excellent, there is no waste, each minute of recording was very well taken advantage of." EscenaRock, Venezuela
-From live album "To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg":
"A disc that in the time to come will become a classic." "A sample of the musical excellence that offers Raimundo Rodulfo and of the great representation that he did of our country in the famous Festival BajaProg." Rock Hecho en Venezuela, Venezuela
"It's clear this group has such a fine tension... 'Suenos' goes beyond the craftsmanship's symphonic music early Genesis explored, with Latin American female voice, progressive rock guitar, etc. Beautiful." Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium
"It is full of life, textures and emotion. Guitar, Spanish and electric are outstanding and the flute and violin pieces are truly beautiful. Raimundo and his fellow musicians gel together coherently and still hang sufficiently ÑlooseÑ to create that edge." Hairless Heart Herald, UK
"This live performance gives me the opportunity to confirm my very positive feedback I wrote about "The Dreams Concerto" album. Raimundo is an incredibly high-skilled musician able to pinch the chords of his guitar as few guitarist can do. He has a very classical background and a clever intellectual approach to music. Listening to his music is actually like "to live a dream", an intense and multicoloured dream, so well represented by Peter Rodulfo's paintings. My deep recommendations is to buy his two official albums and to start the download immediately afterward at www.rodulfo.com" Tales of Wonder, Italy
"Acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, violin and flute draw a romantic and nevertheless strong progressive outline, which processes influences from the classical period, Venezuelan folklore and jazz. Just in the extended instrumental work, is recognized the parallel to the best time of Premiata Forneria Marconi... Impressive progressive rock in a much better than bootleg sound. Since Raimundo understands much about filigree music architecture, he will bring the PFM community to ecstasy." Ragazzi, Germany
"Rodulfo is one of those musicians that use very diverse elements for a musical development that transcends the barriers of styles. Rodulfo is progressive without being endeavored to be it, without to enclose himself in the artificial limitations that some musicians impose to himself. I don't find any purpose in to resemble anybody and on the other hand I see a personal development, so much in his roles on the acoustic guitar and on the electric one. As a composer he takes charge of to make rock, baroque music, Venezuelan folk tradition and a jazzy ingredient visibly present in his work. The incorporation of flute, harp and violin besides the traditional rock instruments, is enricher of his work. I have got pleasantly impressed by this music." Progresiva70s, Argentina
"This comes out at a great moment, it's an excellent idea to release a live CD only after two previous official releases, even if is not an official release. It's a real gift... The recording really is not so bad and give a great idea of what the band sound live. Also they are over an hour of free music here, so it worst to buy the previous one just to have this one, good chance." ProgLands, Canada
-Del álbum "To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg":
"Italian Prog lovers and all fans of the romantic symphony genre will enjoy this work." "The band plays warmly, the technical presentation of the performances is good. Raimundo Rodulfo composes heavy symphonic songs, which sound typically South American. Melodic weight and deep poetry are just as related to Italian Prog." Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany
-Del festival BajaProg 2002, Baja California Mexico:
"All I can say is WOW! I could not have asked for a better band to renew my faith in music... This was a band full of energy and passion. A band that without pretentiousness plowed the fertile ground of art and rock. Raimundo, while very much a soloist, integrated well all the various aspects and feel of such a large band... Highly recommended." Prog4You, USA
"I'm certain that few who saw this set will forget it anytime soon... The best set of the day." Exposé Magazine, USA
"The best of this second day was the concert of the Venezuelan RAIMUNDO RODULFO, already in the Theater of the State, who got the most of the applauses. The music of Raimundo Rodulfo has a high complexity and if we add to this a band of musicians (including a girl with a fantastic voice) with an enviable performing capacity, we have no other choice than to recognize the lofty quality of a musician that left us astonished." Margen Magazine, Spain
"If one group has impacted the public of BajaProg, this is the Raimundo Rodulfo's one. The way he plays his acoustic guitar began to make us try to count his fingers therefore with five in each hand seemed impossible to do. It was impressive, the Chamber Music conjunction with Rock derived in a full concert of virtuosity not only his but of his companions. Finally, very good." Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain
"The initial show was adorned by the band of Raimundo Rodulfo, which gave a true show mixing contemporary and classical music. In the stage could be appreciated 8 members that gave the best of theirselves. The enrapt audience, by the action of the band, did not finish to admire to each one of the members and especially to the leader, who handled electric guitars as well as acoustic, causing that it seemed as they were one more extremity of his body." Newspaper La Voz de la Frontera, Mexico
"Raimundo himself is a master on the acoustic and electric guitar, some people already called him the "Latin Steve Howe". For a Western European the music of Raimundo Rodulfo seemed to be very complex, but on the other hand you know that he is doing something really special." Backgroung Magazine, The Netherlands
"Rodulfo's compositions are very bright and flowery. His show was highlighted by selections from the recent Dreams Concerto album, including the lengthy title track. Impressive drum and violin solos from his supporting cast punctuated a memorable performance. Rodulfo's band perhaps should have closed the evening rather than open it - their performance was that good." Progression Magazine, USA
"An amazing guitar player" "One of the best acts of the whole festival. A nice surprice." e-Prog, USA
"Guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo of Venezuela opened the event with an ensemble of very talented musicians in diverse instruments as violin, keyboards, flute, percussions and that included drummer Andrés Briceño, renown talent of his country." Progresiva70s, Argentina / Rockaxis, Chile / Nucleus, Argentina
-Del show de The Flower Kings, 2000, Caracas:
"I have always thought over and over again in my head what could an academic guitarist do, that is to say, a classical guitarist of those that can play Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo or Antonio Lauro, that learned to play well the electric guitar, that of course has a different tecnique, but that is an instrument that could nourish itself magnificently of the dexterity that develop with the fingers these executors of very complex harmonies, used to fight with the more difficult acoustic guitar. Therefore well, Raimundo belongs to this caste of guitarists. He can pass naturally from the acoustic to the electric guitar and in both his technique is irreproachable." "A show where abounded the good music and virtuosity in torrents. It impressed all of us." Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain
"One of the best guitarists of the country in his style, lighting up a gamut of arpegios and scales played with great delicacy and velocity al the same time, handling to the perfection the jazz fusion combination in the John McLaughlin style with symphonic rock in Yes style, as well as Venezuelan and Italian music influences. But not only Raimundo was impeccable, all the band also showed a great level." EscenaRock, Venezuela
"One can't be able to say more than the words with which the band was presented: 'A secret very well kept'. The quality of this progressive rock group with tendencies to jazz fusion and folk hints truly made feel itself." Paradigma Magazine (UCAB), Venezuela
"A guitarist that will give a lot to talk about" ACIC / MusicVen, Venezuela
"Rodulfo's technique impressed us, with an impressive velocity that for moments recalls to that of the famous John McLaughlin. Likewise, the handle of the classical guitar, makes evident the academic formation of this young artist. It was all a pleasing discovery to know that projects of this type are being done in Venezuela." Terra.com, Venezuela
"Since the moment in which you began to play with your virtuosity and all your band's one, simply I remained with my mouth open and hungry for more." "I didn't expect so much professionalism by a national band." "Raimundo Rodulfo and his band was a marvelous experience, being able to enjoy a lot how some Venezuelans can transmit what the great musical artists have done during the history of music, that passion, the rhythm, the admiration by virtuosity and the composition. I remain short with these words to express the quality of the work of these gentlemen." "We are in the presence of one of the most complete guitarists and composers of this side of the Western Indias." "The last theme that played R R. was EXTRAORDINARY. Today I think about it with cold head and setting apart the emotion that produces to me to know that this guy is Venezuelan, I am convinced that he is excellent..." "I remained convinced and impressed of the quality of the band. Very recommendable without remaining any doubt about that. Extreme quality in execution and composition." "5 stars to Raimundo Rodulfo" "I felt as I'd listened to a native Steve Howe" "An excellent musician, his music, progressive with jazz fusion sounds seemed excellent to me. Excellent music made in our country and with a quality at the same level of any internationally renown band." Public from the audience
-Del festival ProgJazz 2002, Barquisimeto:
"The responsible for opening the jazz night was the young Venezuelan talent Raimundo Rodulfo, who accompanied of his ten musicians band captivated the audience thanks to the fusion that he does of the baroque music, the academic and the classic with the folk rhythms. Raimundo Rodulfo is a guitarist and composer, two qualities that allow him to explore and to create with versatility his musical notes. The young guitarist interpreted themes of his two record productions Dreams and The Dreams Concerto, managing to stand the audience up of their seats." Newspaper El Impulso, Venezuela
-From Soloist guitar concert. Ateneo de Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 11/15/1998:
"The guitarist and composer Raimundo Rodulfo, accompanied by his guitar performed several themes in which he did boasting of his intimate relation with the sounds of this special instrument." Newspaper El Informador, Venezuela
"This is a talented Venezuelan guitarist and composer, putting together some nice prog fusion with his excellent guitar work. Check it out!" Estonian Progressive Rock, Estonia
"Raimundo Rodulfo represents part of the new generation inside the rock scene in Venezuela, framed inside the progressive classical tendencies. His work is recent, but he has already developed a style that allows to put him among the great representatives of Progressive Rock in Venezuela." "Raimundo Rodulfo is outlined as one of the maximums of progressive music in Venezuela, completing an excellent trilogy next to Vytas Brenner and Témpano." Rock Hecho en Venezuela, Venezuela
"A complete musician and guitarist. He made a conceptual work as good as any other work from around the world. One of the best musicians nowadays, able to amuse anybody, able to concentrate beauty, ambient, good music and a great story in the same show." "An excellent musician without fear to experiment his perfectionism as guitarist with the classic elements of blues, jazz, r'n'r, fusion, folk, flamenco, etc., and a special touch of the most academic side of Venezuelan music. Raimundo is a highly valuable jewel of Rock, and Progressive Rock critics worldwide consider him as the Latin American Steve Howe." Transatlantic, Venezuela
"It's worth listening to the sound of this Venezuelan. In this true 'musical cauldron' exists a mixture of tecno music, Andean music and generous doses of progressive rock, whose result is a sound with proper identity, filled with a pallette of peculiar instruments." Kanto do Rock Progressivo, Brazil
"Strong folk elements, musical scores with classical musical structures, experimentations with a contemporary rock as base, jazz colors, and above all, a great sensibility in each one of its parts. Progressive Rock of classical symphony orchestra tendency in a great spectrum of performing." Manticornio, Mexico