DRACMA Limits

by Mellow Records MMP243

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Many people may be familiar with the word Dracma as unit of weight,
or currency. It is exactly from this term that the band derives its name.
It is their wish to evoke that earlier spirit, or "old dream of man" with their music. Keyboard player Jordi Amela, and guitarist Jordi Prats
had been playing in a band called Rara Avis. The band broke up,
but they decided to try putting another group together. In April 1993,
they found bass player Jordi Planas, and drummer José Luis Pacheco. Planas and Pacheco were band mates from two previous collaborations, and were also looking for a new group.
The nexus of the first formation was the Abraxas bar, in Barcelona Spain. For the next six months, the quartet rehearsed, wrote music,
and searched for a singer. Then José brought in Pedro Jiménez,
who he had worked with in a band called Hamelin.
Since time is money, all recording was completed in one week.
The band felt the ticking of the clock intensely, and is what inspired them to name the first album "Limits."
The pressure did however take its toll, and Pacheco left the group.
A replacement was found the next month. Eduardo Camblor,
from Mendianoche, became the new drummer.
"LIMITS" is a typical neo-prog album, with all well-known neo elements: '70s music influences with modern sound
(spirit of GENESIS and even CAMEL are present), english vocals
and nice melodies. A good debut !!!

credits

released November 5, 1994

Line-up:

- Jordi Amela: keyboards, backing vocals and programming
- Jordi Prats: electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
- Jordi Planas: bass and backing vocals
- Pedro Jiménez: lead vocals
- J.L..Pacheco: drums

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