Sintesis - 1st LP - Original Cuban Vinyl LP - Areito LD-3736 Rare Prog Rock
Sintesis - 1st LP - Original Cuban Vinyl LP - Areito LD-3736.
SINTESIS - "SINTESIS" AREITO LD-3736. THIS IS THEIR FIRST ALBUM AND NOT THEIR SECOND WHICH HAS A SIMILAR COVER AND DIFFERENT CATALOG NUMBER (LD-3951). THIS ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN MEXICO AND POSSIBLY OTHER COUNTRIES UNDER THE TITLE "EN BUSCA DE UNA NUEVA FLOR". RINGWEAR ON COVER. LABELS ARE FREE OF MARKS AND WRITING I PLAYED THIS THROUGHOUT AND THERE ARE NO SKIPS OR JUMPS.MINIMUM OF SURFACE NOISE BETWEEN TRACKS. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL ALBUM IN EXCELLENT (-)CONDITION. EX(-): Not quite Excellent but better than VG(++).
TRACKS: NUEVE EJEMPLARES...NO TANS RAROS/VEN A ENCONTRARNOS/PRIMERA NOCHE/SOMOS LA FLOR/POEMA/EN BUSCA DE UNA NUEVA FLOR. VG/EX(-)
"The album is a very rare case of Cuban progressive rock and an excellent amalgam of Symphonic Rock and Folk with heavy doses of acoustic passages and warm vocals.There are plenty of keyboards around,creating magnificent soundscapes,from the romantic use of harpsichord and light organs to the melodic moog synth solos and the Classical-influenced piano parts.These deep atmospheres are constantly supported by numerous acoustic explorations,sometimes in long, demanding, complicated instrumental passages.The use of electric guitars is careful and recalls the best of GENESIS and PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI.But what really explodes this album are the fascinating and unique polyphonic arrangements,especially the female choirs are so dreamy and ethereal,you can't get enough of them.Male vocals are more expressive and certainly in the same level.The albums holds plenty of similarities with the Spanish and Italian Prog scene,more precisely bands in the vein of MAXOPHONE,PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI and CRACK." (REVIEW FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE).
All records are strictly graded. Sleeves are graded first followed by the vinyl. Example: EX/VG. I have used boththe Record CollectorandGoldmine magazines standards to grade my records. Where indicated records are play graded (especially those of higher value) otherwise they are inspected under a strong light.
Pre-revolution labels like Panart, Puchito,Seeco, Duarte,Velvet Records and others from the 1950's as well as the post-revolution 1960's EGREM records were pressed using thick vinyl and generally will sound better than the 1970's and later Areito recordings. The pre-revolution records will often play better than they look.
M= Mint: refers to a brand new unplayed vinyl record.
NM = Near Mint: Record played only a few times with care. May have a few light marks when examined under a bright light otherwise appears new.
EX = Excellent: The record has some signs of being played but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging may have slight wear and/or small creasing. EX(-) is somewhere between VG and EX. A record with an EX(+) grade can be described as better than EX but not quite Near Mint.
VG = Very Good. The record has obviously been played many times but displays no major deterioration in sound quality despite noticeable surface marks and light scratches. Normal wear on the cover or extra items without any major defects is acceptable. VG(-) signifies a record has more surface noise as well as visual marking than a VG while VG(+) is not quite in the EX category.
GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated and a lot of surface noise can be heard. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, ring wear, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
FAIR: The record is only just playable and has not been taken care of. There is considerable surface that impacts on the playback, The record may jump or skip. The cover and contents will be torn, stained, water damaged and/or defaced.
Poor: The record will not play properly and skip and/or jump throughout many tracks. The cover will be badly damaged and/or partly mussing.
Bad: The record is unplayable and may be broken. This type of record is used only as a collection filler and I will only sell such a record if it is extremely rare to obtain.