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Dialeto, is an Art-Rock band formed in Brazil in 1987 by Nelson Coelho, ( Zero, Sotaque, Akira S). Nelson, on guitar and vocals, was joined by Andrei Ivanovic, (Blue Jeans, O Terco, Durex, Sotaque, Vultos, Okoto), who played fretless bass and Miguel Angel (Durex, Sotaque, Okoto), on drums and backing vocals.

The band played on the underground rock scene in the city of Sao Paulo in the late 1980's. Returning after 14 years with the same enthusiasm and energy that was their mark back then. Dialeto's music is constructed from cultural references of the progressive rock (King Crimson, ELP), hard rock (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple), jazz rock (Mahavishnu, Miles Davis) and eastern folk music.

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DIALETO Chromatic Freedom album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Chromatic Freedom
Jazz Related Rock 2010
DIALETO The Last Tribe album cover 4.15 | 4 ratings
The Last Tribe
Jazz Related Rock 2013
DIALETO Bartók In Rock album cover 4.04 | 3 ratings
Bartók In Rock
Jazz Related Rock 2017

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DIALETO Dialect (aka Will Exist Forever) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dialect (aka Will Exist Forever)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
DIALETO Live with David Cross album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Live with David Cross
Jazz Related Rock 2018

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DIALETO Live with David Cross

Live album · 2018 · Jazz Related Rock
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My goodness, what got into these guys! Dialeto has always been a talented, mostly instrumental prog rock band, and David Cross, likewise, has always had a solid reputation, but put these two together and all of a sudden you get crazy fireworks in a sure case of the sum is greater than the parts. On the new, “Live with David Cross”, the three members of Dialeto run through songs from their previous album, “Bartok in Rock”, with Cross joining them for several, and then to cap off the concert, the four take on classic songs from Cross’ old alma mater, King Crimson. “Bartok in Rock” was an interesting record, but on this new live album, these same songs just bristle with kinetic energy, and when Cross joins them for “Bulgarian Rhythm I”, the band literally explodes in a Deep Purple ‘Made in Japan’ kind of way. David’s fiddling has certainly grown over the years, and at this point, his fiery solos just about make him the Jimi Hendrix of the violin. He uses a lot of electronic processing sometimes, to the point where it is hard to tell the difference between him and guitarist Nelson Coelho, and when they both start flailing away at the same time, it gets pretty intense to say the least.

The Bartok tracks are really the cream of the crop on this concert CD, but the re-visits to the Crimson court have their moments too, most notably when Cross takes the solo on “Starless” in a fireball of frenzied notes that should have the soloists on the original version of the song more than a bit jealous. Prog rock is not dead, and it doesn’t even ‘smell funny’ in the hands of these guys who realize a big part of the progressive rock equation is the R.O.C.K. Oh yes, there are also moments of introspective sensitivity on here too, but the best comes when these guys set their instruments ablaze.

DIALETO Bartók In Rock

Album · 2017 · Jazz Related Rock
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What we have here is the latest release from Brazilian trio Dialeto, whose last album ‘The Last Tribe’ was excellent. I was a little surprised that it has taken four years for them to come back with the follow-up, but that may have something to do with the fact that only guitarist Nelson Coelho was in the band last time around. He has now been joined by drummer Fred Barley and bassist Gabriel Costa, which makes them more how they used to sound, as for the last album the bassist had been replaced by touch guitar. This album is an attempt by Dialeto to take compositions by Béla Bartók and then move them into their own genre, with lots of improvisation. Bartók is considered to be one of the most important Hungarian composers of the last century, and through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.

With six of the ten songs named Roumanian Folk Dances it isn’t hard to see where the music originally stemmed from, but here it has been taken to new levels as jazz fusion takes this as a base and then moves it into quite new areas. The whole album is fresh, exciting and interesting, taking the listener through many twists and turns, and by the end I found myself thinking that I loved this so much that I really ought to discover the originals and see just what Dialeto had done to them to transform them into this modern style of music. David Cross makes an appearance on the first number, and my only wish was that he had could have stayed for the complete album as he had so much impact, but as it is this really is an album to savour.

DIALETO The Last Tribe

Album · 2013 · Jazz Related Rock
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With their first album for Moonjune Records (and third album overall), instrumental progressive rock trio Dialeto has shown themselves to be one of the most powerful rising forces in Brazil. An eclectic mix of progressive rock, post rock, and jazz, rounded off by a raw and heavy edge, the music of The Last Tribe makes for a unique observation that features some dazzling displays of high-class musicianship. Dialeto's complete sound is created by only Nelson Coelho on guitar, Jorge Pescara on touch guitar, and Miguel Angel on drums, but the arrangements are still full and powerful - Pescara's expressive basswork especially grabs my attention, as his unique playing style and choice of instrumentation adds an original edge to Dialeto's style.

The Last Tribe does have a few shortcomings, though; the production doesn't sound fully professional to these ears (the hollow drum sound particularly stands out) and not all of the tracks are as memorable as the others, but neither of these are crippling setbacks. The bottom line is that this is still an expertly-performed slab of instrumental prog with some great tunes like "Windmaster" and "Lydia in the Playground" to top it all off. The Last Tribe is a strong effort from Dialeto, and any fan of instrumental progressive rock should find plenty to love here!

DIALETO The Last Tribe

Album · 2013 · Jazz Related Rock
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Instrumental music can be very tricky. Usually you have two roads to follow: the well-crafted road and the jamming away nonsense road. I have known Dialeto for quite some time and I even reviewed their latest album Chromatic Freedom (2010). I confess that when I have heard that the band was going full instrumental I was a bit worried that they would go down the second road. I also liked their unique and 'weird' style.

Dialeto has new 'wheels' to ride. In the past, the driver of the bass was Andrei Ivanovic, he used to play the fretless bass. In The Last Tribe (2013) Dialeto's low notes were played by Jorge Pescara (I already reviewed his latest solo album progshine.net/2013/06/review- jorge-pescara-knight-without.html). Jorge doesn't exactly play only the bass, he plays the Megatar and touch-guitars. They're like the Chapman Stick, but in Dialeto's The Last Tribe (2013) they fulfill the bass role with an extra. The rest of the band is still the same with Nelson Coelho (guitars) and Miguel Angel (drums).

The Last Tribe (2013) was recorded between the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 and it's their first international record, being released by Moonjune Records. The album was produced and Mixed by Nelson Coelho and the band and was mastered by Fabio Golfetti (the leader of Violeta De Outono). Not much different from their latest album. Nelson is also responsible for the great cover artwork. The album was released in the format that they call eco-pack. For me it's just a cardboard envelope. Which is kind sad, cause the cover art would be great in a well-made digipack.

But what really matters is the music inside The Last Tribe (2013). And I'm happy to say that my worries turned out to be unfounded. The music on the album is good and interesting. 'Windmaster' opens the album and it's like the track is speaking to you, and it's very clear that Jorge added a new dimension to Dialeto's sound.

Some tracks like 'Dorian Grey', 'Lydia In The Playground', 'Whereisit' and 'Sand Horses' are dense and full of guitar layers everywhere, but never forgetting the melodies. In general The Last Tribe (2013) is very well balanced, the songs are not too lengthy, this is clever, the listener will not get tired.

'Unimpossible' is the longest track with 7'47. It's a bit nonsense till the second minute when the track becomes intense and interesting. Some tracks, like 'Tarde Demais' start with no drums and are focused on the guitar melodies, but as soon as the drums appear they make everything better.

'Vintitreis' remind me of the 'old' Dialeto and it's my favorite on the album. 'Chromaterius' closes the album as a soundtrack to a thriller movie. Once again they fool the listener and the drums comes kicking hard towards the end of the song. The touchguitars play as if they were a cello and everything sounds like a mini orchestra. A good ending, indeed. I'm happy to say that Dialeto's The Last Tribe (2013) is based on good, well-crafted and melodic compositions rather than free jamming. It makes you want to listen to the album again.

Dialeto's could have been travelling on thin ice with this album, instead, they're now driving on the safe highways of good music. Recommended!

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

DIALETO Chromatic Freedom

Album · 2010 · Jazz Related Rock
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Dialeto is a Brazilian Prog band that started in late 80's but just really started their career in late 00's. Chromatic Freedom (2010) is their second album and weird and strange are good words for it. In general, Chromatic Freedom (2010), has weird and unusual ideas. First of all the whole concept of the album. Chromatic scale is a musical term and the Chromatic scale uses all the 12 semitones in the musical scale, which means that every song is a semitone away from the previous one.

Musically speaking Dialeto has nice ideas like the weird riff in 'We Got It All' and you gotta love the weird vocals in the album too. 'Está No Ar' is another interesting one. While Eu Me Lembro' has many speeches throughout the track, 'Divided By Zero' is the fastest in the album.

Dialeto is a different band, period! It's not easy to 'swallow' their music and you have to listen several times to actually get what's going on. But it's worthy!

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