Cabeza de Cera - Hecho en Mexico
Good, unique Mexican band who don't get enough attention outside of their home country, but who slayed all of the audience at Progday a few years ago.
"Cabezas de Cera (CDC for short), founded in 1995, are a instrumental trio hailing from Mexico City. They have experimented throughout its career an accelerated and careful learning of infinite number of musical styles, inside the progressive environment. Their compositions embrace jazz, experimental music, world beat, popular Mexican music, etc., but finding in rock and improvisation the freedom to fusion it all in a unique way that conform this exceptional puzzle. This Aztec trio from the capital gave a conclusive sample of a rock-jazz fusion with an instrumentation of saxes/flutes/vocals, stick/guitar/bass & drums/percussion, with a few guests appearing here & there. Their music is best described as a combination of King Crimson(mostly in the stick playing) and Shadowfax, but the way they weave South American influences in are both subtle and beautiful...it's not RIO or Zeuhl; it's just ... unique & different! Can definitely be recommended to progressive fans of the Mexican sound who aren't afraid of something a little different."-progarchives.com
"...probably the most inventive and innovative “progressive rock” band coming from Mexico in the last decade. “Made in Mexico” is live record that captures Cabezas de Cera’s energy on stage. The instrumentation includes sax, flutes, electronic percussion, acoustic guitar, stick and one of kind instruments made by the members of the band themselves (string, percussive and other MIDI gadgets)."