Chilean prog rockers Abrete Gandul received their widest worldwide attention to day using the release of 2011’s Enjambre Sismico about Fading Information, an affiliate from the Italian AltrOck imprint. However the Abrete Gandul that released Enjambre Sismico was significantly unique of the band of the same name that got its origins back 1999. In its first incarnation, the music group that performed around Santiago was quite definitely a car for vocalist/guitarist Mauricio Dell (aka Doctor Octava), who, relating to ProgArchives, shaped the group along with his drummer friend Antonio Arceu and bassist Pablo Garcia. This lineup evidently made a documenting of Dell’s tracks, but the 1st Abrete Gandul recording to get any distribution by itself (although still an exclusive pressing) was 2000’s ¿Bichos=Dichos?, offering Dell and Arceu plus fresh people Rodrigo Maccioni on acoustic guitar and flute and Rodrigo Garcia on bass (Pablo Garcia performed fretless bass on a set of paths). Dominated by Dell’s idiosyncratic vocal strategy, ¿Bichos=Dichos? was thought to be Ruler Crimson-ish by prog listeners who, in most cases, seemed significantly less than enamored by Dell’s performing. One hesitates to create conjectures about Abrete Gandul’s behind-the-scenes goings-on, nonetheless it still may be regarded as notable that, provided some listeners’ lukewarm response towards the vocals of Dell/Octava on ¿Bichos=Dichos?, he was eliminated through the group (along with bassist Rodrigo Garcia) he previously spearheaded by 2005, when Abrete Gandul’s following outing, Cuentos Em virtude de Dormir, premiered, having a lineup of Maccioni, Arceu, fresh bassist Pedro Santander, fresh keyboardist Jaime Acuña, and second guitarist Rodrigo Pinto. Using its completely instrumental mixture of eclectic prog — as well as the guitarists occasionally heavily affected by Robert Fripp’s latter-day Crimsoid arpeggiated constructions — Cuentos Em virtude de Dormir received generally solid reviews from worldwide prog listeners who have been beginning to consider greater notice from the music group. Nevertheless, guitarist Rodrigo Pinto would quickly leave to spotlight his own tasks, as well as the quartet of Maccioni, Arceu, Acuña, and Santander after that began focus on the group’s above mentioned third recording, Enjambre Sismico. This primary aggregation — with just drummer Arceu staying in the band’s initial, Doctor Octava-led trio lineup — was became a member of on several monitors from the record by saxophonist/clarinetist Estratos Akrias from another Chilean prog rock and roll group, Akinetón Retard. The effect was a stylistically different outing that presented Abrete Gandul to a lot more listeners beyond your group’s home nation.