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Monday, July 15, 2013

Dialeto

The Last Tribe (MoonJune Records)

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Although the great surf instrumentals of the ’60s were probably not on the minds of Dialeto when they recorded The Last Tribe, there are moments when the beautiful yet stark guitar-powered melodies conjure up those oceanic sounds. And yet, this trio from São Paulo, Brazil, is a prog band approaching rock from a fusion angle—with none of the limpness associated with much of post-Miles Davis fusion. Dialeto balances power with grace and structure with freedom.