Fernando Perdomo is known from Dave Kerzner Band. In 2018 he released his full length album “Out To Sea” which is an instrumental one. Music wise he digs back to the progressive rock from the 1970s.
The 70’s heroes are clearly coming forward looking at the track list. See for example a homage to Focus or The Architect. The album is mainly guitar driven, letting you focus on the riffs passing by, but as this album comes with an almost 100% Fernando experience, the whole suits each other. Smartly blending in the rest its compositions are solid. Must be said, those guitars are the main thing here, it is obviously the strongest suit.
“De Boerderij” is a track that hits Focus closely. In good line of what the band did and does so nice to see that he can really zone himself into the band, as if he was part of Focus.
This trick is also participated in the other tracks, so there is some diversity to be found in the release. Unfortunately there is one downside to that and that lays mainly in the question: Who is Fernando then? What comes out if he disconnects further from his heroes, as that is what we end up wondering.
Nevertheless we have a good release in our hands, Fernando is skillful as a musician and brought an album that seem to summarize his personal music taste. A great one for those who are in the same line of likings.
01. The Architect
02. Out To Sea
03. De Boerdeij
04. Roses Spread Over The World
05. The Future According To Roye
06. The Dream
08. Dreaming In Stereo