Odisea is a live album that was recorded during the "En la Tierra" tour through Mexico, in 2003. We had gigs for 4 weeks and played in several cities, ending at the Baja Prog Festival in Mexicali. What was meant to be a typical progressive rock band tour (meaning: boring), ended up being a typical rock n’ roll tour (meaning: lots of fun, great attitude on live shows, we met a lot of people, went to many parties, and... you know, enjoying every second of that tour). This was our first real tour and left a profound and positive feeling too each one of us.
Jaime Scalpello: Vocals
Jaime Rosas: Keyboards
Rodrigo Godoy: Bass
Richard Pilnik: Guitars
Alex von Chrismar: Drums
Recorded live during the "En la Tierra" Tour - México 2003.
1. Alas Fugaces
4. Dos Almas
5. Mil Almas
6. Sitios Perdidos
8. Extraños Entre dos Mundos
9. Mirada de Luz
Mixed by Rodrigo Godoy at Sonica studios, January 2006.
Masterized by Rodrigo Mardones at
The NeoSonic Experience, January, 2006.
Art work: Andrés Oreña
Photographs: Roberto Córdova Leyva
Released Date: March, 2006.
Record Label: Mylodon Records
Distribution: Mylodon Records / Musea Records
Review by Mellotron Storm
ENTRANCE are a band from Chile who play a blend of symphonic and heavy progressive music. This is a live release recorded in 2003 at the Baja Prog Festival in Mexico.In the liner notes they thank William Kopecky, PAR LINDH and ARS NOVA. The guitar and keyboard work is outstanding, while the Spanish vocals(although strong) really don't do a lot for me. Alas Fugaces opens with a prolonged(almost 2 minutes)organ solo before drums and guitar take over. Chunky bass lines and guitar melodies stand out.It sure sounds like mellotron that comes and goes. Vocals 3 minutes in. I'm not a fan of the calm that arrives 5 1/2 minutes in with reserved vocals. Changes back 7 minutes in with a blistering guitar solo a minute later. Odisea opens with some nice organ before pounding drums and a heavy sound comes in. Vocals 3 minutes in with some great guitar after 5 minutes. Despertar is restrained for a minute before it kicks into gear. Nice guitar 2 1/2 minutes in as drums pound. Synth solo a minute later. Dos Almas features fragile vocals and piano throughout. Mil Almas is my favourite. I like the drumming on this one. Actually all the instruments shine bright early before vocals come in after 1 1/2 minutes. Sounds like mellotron again before 5 minutes. They are definitely warmed up now. Haha. This rocks out pretty good. Sitios Perdidos opens with a nice crunchy sound. This is uptempo with more excellent instrumental work. Some scorching guitar 4 minutes in. Check out the drumming 5 1/2 minutes in that lasts for 2 minutes to the end of the song. This is my second favourite. Vertigo 2002 is a really good song and rounds out my top 3 favourite tracks. A galloping rhythm to open as strong vocals come in. I like when it calms down 3 1/2 minutes in. When it picks back up after 5 minutes the vocalist laughs insanely. Ripping guitar 6 minutes in and 2 minutes after that. Extranos Entre Dos Mundos is fairly light until about 3 minutes in when it gets fuller. Some fat bass lines after 4 minutes as tempo picks up with lots of synths. Some great sounding guitar solos both at 5 and 7 minutes. Mirada De Luz is a pretty good tune .It opens strongly before settling down with reserved vocals after 2 minutes. The guitar is so tasteful when the vocals stop. The bass is prominent as well during this section. Lots of synths to follow. Sure this has it's moments but it really didn't push the right buttons for me enough to give it 4 stars. Good but non-essential.
Review by Thierry (Prog Archives)
If you don't live in Chile or never went to the famous and fabulous Baja festival, you've never heard of Entrance. And it's a pity because this is an interesting prog band from South America. I must admit I'm not keen on live records much, except exceptional ones such as "Absolutely Live" by the Doors for instance. But I was seduced by their previous album (their second one in fact), "En la Tierra" (2002). Entrance is an interesting blend of neo prog (the keyboards especially are close to Marillion's) with traditional prog and pop (the singer often sounds like Miguel Rios, the famous Spanish rocker). Yes, those who know the band, they lost their metal side for a more symphonic one, and this is for me good news. Recorded during Entrance's gig through Latin America including the Baja prog festival precisely, this album is a testimony of Jaime Scalpello's powerful voice and the band's virtuosity. I was glad finding many songs from "En la Tierra" such as a fabulous version of 'Vertigo 2002'. Excellente!