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06/01/2015: NEW REMIXED AND REMASTERED EDITION OF 3RD ALBUM "MARE ET TERRA" RELEASED IN JUNE 2015!
10/20/2014: OPEN MIND HAS BEEN PRE-NOMINATED FOR THE 57th GRAMMY AWARDS (2005) IN THREE CATEGORIES.
05/20/2014: NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF 2ND ALBUM "DREAM CONCERTO" RELEASED IN MAY 2014!
03/26/2014: NEW ALBUM "SUITE DANTESCA" RELEASED IN MARCH 2014!
03/25/2014: NEW REMIXED AND REMASTERED EDITION OF 1ST ALBUM "DREAMS" RELEASED IN MARCH 2014!
04/01/2013: NEW ALBUM "OPEN MIND" RELEASED IN APRIL 2013!
03/17/2013: NEW ALBUM RELEASE COMING UP IN APRIL 2013
05/19/2012:
NEW RAIMUNDO RODULFO ALBUM PREVIEW: OPEN MIND


06/10/2011: Colossus New Production "Dante's The Divine Comedy - Part III: Paradiso" Released by Musea Records
07/15/2010: "Romantic Warriors" Documentary
06/30/2010: More Airplay and Broadcast
05/25/2010: Several Mare et Terra Reviews Added
02/27/2010: Third Article of a Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
02/12/2010: Four New Reviews of Mare et Terra
02/10/2010: Collaborations News
02/07/2010: More Airplay and Broadcast
01/31/2010: Second Article of a Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
01/05/2010: Mare et Terra Reviewed by Babyblaue, Germany
12/15/2009: Article Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
12/12/2009: Interview by The Beating Planet, Venezuela
11/30/2009: Interview by Arlequins, Italy
10/10/2009: Colossus New Production "Dante's The Divine Comedy - Part II: Purgatorio" Released by Musea Records
10/03/2009: Progressive Newsletter Features Mare et Terra
09/12/2009: Prog-résiste Magazine, and other Reviews of Mare et Terra
08/08/2009: Mare et Terra Receives a Perfect Rating at Progression Magazine
08/05/2009: IOPages Magazine, and other Reviews of Mare et Terra
07/18/2009: Mare et Terra Featured in Four More Magazines
07/03/2009: Mare et Terra Airplay and Broadcast
07/01/2009: More Reviews of Mare et Terra, and others
06/04/2009: Radio Program in Madrid
05/28/2009: New "Mare et Terra" Reviews
04/26/2009: Harmonie Magazine and Other Reviews
03/13/2009: New Reviews and Comments
12/13/2008: New album "Mare et Terra" released by Musea Records
12/10/2008: New Colossus CD Box "The Divine Comedy, Part I: Inferno" Released by Musea Records
10/12/2008: New album "Mare et Terra" coming in November
09/12/2008: Raimundo Rodulfo at Colossus and Musea's upcoming productions Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso
09/01/2008: Raimundo Rodulfo recorded guitars for Richard Marichal's tracks at Colossus upcoming production Rökstenen 
01/10/2008: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Colossus Magazine, Finland
12/06/2007: Peter Rodulfo's Art Exhibition in Miami, and a Long-Waited Meeting
10/21/2007: Raimundo Rodulfo at Colossus and Musea's upcoming production Dante's Inferno
09/05/2007: Jamming with The Dreams Concerto
04/22/2007: The URL address of the Raimundo Rodulfo's official website has changed to RaimundoRodulfo.com
02/01/2007: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Descubre La Caja de Pandora Magazine, Spain
11/19/2006: Raimundo Rodulfo Live Performance at Markham Park, Weston Florida.
04/02/2006: Raimundo Rodulfo's "Sueños" at Melo's ProgCast 19.
02/11/2006: Raimundo Rodulfo's "Hard Times" at Melo's ProgCast 12.
12/26/2005: Peter Rodulfo one man show of his work at the Thin Cube Gallery at Bylaugh Hall in Norfolk, U.K.
12/01/2005: Manuel Rojas and Carlos Orozco touring Japan with the Cheo Hurtado Ensemble
07/11/2005: Excerpts from Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD will be transmitted next 14th of July 2005 at SKY TV in Europe
06/14/2005: New Videoclips from Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD
06/03/2005: New Raimundo Rodulfo's Chat Room at Melo's ProgBazaar
05/21/2005: Raimundo Rodulfo live performance in Miami, New Videoclips, Pictures and Reviews
05/09/2005: Raimundo Rodulfo's music at Sophia Children Hospital Radio in Roterdam, Holland
05/08/2005: New Videoclips from Raimundo Rodulfo concert at ProgJazz 2002
05/01/2005: Concert Announcement: Miami, Tobacco Road. May 21 2005. Opening for Little Atlas
05/01/2005: The Dreams Concerto at NoticieroDigital.com
04/12/2005: New Studio Album "Libertad" (Freedom) in Progress
02/28/2005: A Name for a Baby?
01/20/2005: New videoclips added!
01/17/2005: New record dealers, stores, and distributors added Raimundo Rodulfo's records to their CD sales catalogs
08/05/2004: The Dreams Concerto at Progression Magazine, USA
06/14/2004: The Dreams Concerto at Mellotron Magazine, Argentina
06/07/2004: Carlos Orozco at the Bath International Music Festival in England
04/12/2004: Raimundo Rodulfo's CDs can now be bought directly from www.RaimundoRodulfo.com through PayPal
03/05/2004: Dreams and The Dreams Concerto reviewed at Eventyr Magazine, Italy
01/12/2004: Version 2.0 of The Dreams Concerto's 2nd Movement Mathematical Model
09/20/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo's music at Symfo Zone Radio Show, 107.8 FM and 93.1 MHz Cable, Nijmegen, Holland
08/25/2003: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Movimenti Prog, Italy
08/23/2003: Two new reviews of Raimundo's second Official Bootleg To Live a Dream 2, in Ragazzi and Progressive Newsletter, Germany
08/21/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo added to the Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock
08/08/2003: New Internet release: To LIVE a Dream 2 - Official Bootleg
08/03/2003: Three New Reviews of The Dreams Concerto at Música Progresiva (Costa Rica), MilleRecords (Italy) and Tempi Duri (Italy)
07/29/2003: New reviews of The Dreams Concerto at two Italian Webzines
07/26/2003: To Live a Dream, Official Bootleg Reviewed at Tales of Wonder, Italy
07/25/2003: The Dreams Concerto Reviewed at "Gates of Dawn" and "August Carol", Japan
07/24/2003: New Sections and Articles About Raimundo Rodulfo in Three Web Portals and Webzines from Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela
07/21/2003: The Dreams Concerto Reviewed at Movimenti Prog, Italy
07/20/2003: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Manticornio, Mexico
07/03/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo's "To Live a Dream - Official Bootleg" Reviewed at "Rock Hecho en Venezuela"
07/02/2003: The Dreams Concerto at Acid Dragon Magazine, France
06/09/2003: The Dreams Concerto at Something Prog, France
06/08/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo's music at Gagliarchives Radio Show on 88.9 FM and 95.1 FM New Jersey
06/02/2003: Five webzines from England, Canada, Argentina, Germany and Belgium review Raimundo Rodulfo's first official bootleg live album "To Live a Dream"
06/01/2003: Dreams Reviewed at La Corte Final, Mexico
05/19/2003: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Planeta Rock, Argentina
05/03/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo's Music at Apio Music and Síncopa
04/28/2003: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at Nucleus, Argentina
04/10/2003: New Internet release: To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg
04/09/2003: The Dreams Concerto in April's Five Star Reviews at Progressive World, USA. April 2003
04/07/2003: Raimundo Rodulfo is Recommended Artist in Música Progresiva, Costa Rica. April 2003
04/03/2003: The Dreams Concerto at Tales of Wonder, Italy
03/04/2003: The Dreams Concerto at Progwereld, Holland
02/27/2003: Review of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at Background Magazine, Holland
02/16/2003:
The Dreams Concerto reviewed at ProgNaut, USA
02/12/2003: The Dreams Concerto reviewed at Tarkus Magazine, Norway
02/05/2003: Venezuelan Society of Contemporary Music's Works CD Catalog has added Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto
02/02/2003: The Dreams Concerto reviewed at Babyblaue, Germany
01/27/2003: The Dreams Concerto reviewed at Prog-Résiste Magazine, Belgium
01/12/2003: The Dreams Concerto at Musea Records, France
01/08/2003: Two Reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo at Margen Magazine, Spain
01/06/2003: The Dreams Concerto proposed and voted for Best Progressive Rock Album of 2002
01/05/2003: The Dreams Concerto reviewed with five stars at Sea of Tranquility, USA
12/27/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's BajaProg 2002 show reviewed at Progression Magazine, USA
12/18/2002: The Dreams Concerto at Colossus Magazine, Finland
10/26/2002: The Dreams Concerto at the Classic Rock Society, England
10/15/2002: Ten new reviews of The Dreams Concerto from England, Germany, Greece, USA, Spain, Canada and Holland
09/20/2002: Third studio album recording began
09/17/2002: Three reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo at Exposé Magazine, USA
09/15/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo on Rock Total Magazine new issue,  including interview and CD
09/14/2002: "Dreams" at La Caja de Música, Spain
09/02/2002: Psyche Van Het Folk radio show special, Belgium
08/21/2002: The Dreams Concerto's Musical-Mathematical model
08/21/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's Suite for electric guitar, group and DSP at Syngate.net, Germany
08/20/2002: Next gigs
08/10/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's Music at ProgPalace Radio and INetProgramming, USA
08/09/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's discography added to Shroom Productions, USA
07/27/2002: The Dreams Concerto at Journal Letras, Venezuela
07/08/2002: The Dreams Concerto at the "BEST" Selection of the Japanese Record Company Gardenshed's Catalog
06/27/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's Show at BajaProg 2002 Reviewed at Background Magazine, Holland
06/22/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto receives the highest rank and is tagged as Recommended at DPRP, Holland
05/28/2002: Dreams at Colossus Magazine, Finland
05/26/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's Show at BajaProg 2002 Reviewed at Prog4You, USA
04/17/2002: ProgJazz 2002 show
04/16/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo's new album release event
03/07/2002: BajaProg VI show
03/06/2002: Raimundo Rodulfo Acoustic performance and interview at University of Baja California
02/15/2002: Second album release: The Dreams Concerto
01/22/2002: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at EscenaRock
11/25/2001: Dreams at Mellotron Magazine, Argentina
11/17/2001: Dreams at Exposé Magazine, USA
08/23/2001: Dreams Reviewed at Musical Box Magazine, Brazil
07/15/2001: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at La Caja de Musica, Spain
06/19/2001: Dreams Reviewed at Margen Magazine, Spain
06/06/2001: Dreams Reviewed at Background Magazine, Holland
06/02/2001: Three new reviews of Dreams at webzines from Holland and Chile
02/11/2001: ProgJazz 2001 show
01/24/2001: Dreams in Musea Records' Selection of the Month
12/22/2000: First album release: Dreams
12/10/2000: Show with The Flower Kings
12/10/2000: Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo at EscenaRock
11/15/1998: Soloist guitar concert at Ateneo
New reviews
New Interviews
New videoclips


06/10/2011
Colossus New Production "Dante's The Divine Comedy - Part III: Paradiso" Released by Musea Records
The Dante's Purgatorio 3 CDs box-set, which includes a song by Raimundo Rodulfo, is out.
The box can be ordered from Musea's website at: http://www.musearecords.com
Please find more information about Dante's Paradiso here .

"Raimundo Rodulfo - 'El Sol de Sus Ojos' Excellent acoustic track with a classical flavor. Violin, guitar and female vocalist. The keyboard sounds similar to Wakeman in Six Wives."
ProgArchives, USA


7/15/2010
"Romantic Warriors" Documentary
"Romantic Warriors, A Progressive Music Saga" is a wonderful documentary by Adele Schmidt & José Zegarra Holder (USA/95 Min./2010). Raimundo has a brief appearance at the beginning, showing his "Mare et Terra" CD at 2009's NearFest festival in Pennsylvania; and is also featured in the list of South American bands during a sequence describing the history of progressive rock.  More information here: http://www.progdocs.com/ProgDocs/ProgDocs.html


6/30/2010
More Airplay and Broadcast
These are some other stations and shows that have recently broadcasted or are now playing Raimundo Rodulfo's music:

Program/Show Country Radio Station Podcast/Streaming URL Producer or Program Director Airplay/broadcasting Date/Time
Bizarre Bazaar UK Phoenix Radio http://www.phoenixradio.co.uk/listen/listen.php Melo June 13 2010 at 5 PM British Summer Time (12 PM EST in Miami)
SymfoCity Holland Planet http://home.planet.nl/~nomzamo/radio/progradio.html    

5/25/2010
Several Mare et Terra Reviews Added
The following reviews of Mare et Terra were just added to the Feedback page:


2/27/2010
Third Article of a Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
Italian magazine Campo de' Fiori published the third of a series of three articles about Raimundo Rodulfo, written by Carlo Cattani.  You can read the third article here:
Article (2 pages)  -  Full Magazine (large: 13 MB)
The second article can be read in the previous story.


2/12/2010
Four New Reviews of Mare et Terra.
More reviews of Mare et Terra keep coming. Here are four new: Progressor (Uzbekistan), Miami New Times (USA), Tosei Midorikawa (Japan,) and Background Magazine (Holland.)

"A sumptuous slice of old-school, proudly Latin-flavoured progressive rock, 'Mare Et Terra' will surely delight lovers of vintage symphonic prog, as well as those who appreciate ethnic influences in their music. Definitely one of the most accomplished albums of 2009, even if a tad overlong and not likely to appeal to fans of minimalism."
"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of those musicians who proudly sports his origins in his musical output. 'Mare Et Terra' is a prog album as only a South American musician could have produced: extremely ambitious, both in concept and length, but never convoluted or overblown, and drenched in melody. Moreover, unlike so many albums released in recent years, it is a disc brimming with the simple joy of making music."
"The penchant for authentically symphonic, almost orchestral textures is there, as witnessed by the impressive array of guest musicians supplementing Rodulfo’s equally impressive skills."
"A real tour de force, and a successful one – almost against all odds
"
"On the whole, 'Mare Et Terra' is a very solid, finely-crafted album"
Prog
ressor, Uzbekistan

"An excellent feature of progressive rock laden with psychotropic references, awash in lush Latin landscapes, orchestras, folk, criollismos, Caribbean music, blues ... ahh! Let me see if I can paint a better picture. Add up the following: Simon Diaz, Frank Zappa, Yes (Tales from Topographic Oceans in particular), Tom Jobim (specifically, the balance between his albums Tide and Wave), the unheralded coolness of Colombia's psych-folk outfit Génesis, Dizzy Gillespie, Procol Harum, and Blues for Salvador-era Carlos Santana."
"Rodulfo has surrounded himself with a very energetic and adept cast of musicians that understand his vision with unparalleled clarity, and there's so much going on in this album, it's almost exhausting. Time for a drink. But I'd love to see this guy jam out live."
Miami New Times, USA

"We become fascinated with the elegance of its sounds territory, in a way similar to PFM"
"Exquisite classical Symphony"
Tosei Midorikawa, Japan

"If you are up to a varied, very tastefully arranged guitar driven album with a nice 'vintage keyboard flavor', this one is yours!"
"Listening to this new (third solo) album entitled Mare Et Terra (2008), again I am impressed by his virtuosity on all guitars and again I notice strong hints of Steve Howe (and Yes)."
Background Magazine, Holland

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2/10/2010
Collaborations News.

Raimundo recently recorded guitars and mandolin for the opening track of the upcoming Colossus production "Cani Arrabbiati," based in the homonymous movie by Mario Bava, an Italian cult film.  The track is "Cani Arrabiati," composed by Stelvio Cipriani, and performed by The Samurai of Prog, which features Marco Bernard (bass), Davide Guidoni (drums), Richard Marichal (keyboards), and Raimundo (guitars and mandolin.)  More information HERE.
The Colossus production "Rökstenen" has been released by Musea Records.  Raimundo recorded guitars and mandolin on 2 tracks by Progchard (Richard Marichal).  The tracks are: "Secondo Intermezzo" on CD 3, a version of one of the movements (Presto Assai) of a work by Swedish barroque composer Johan Helmich Roman; and Kaipa's song "Från Det Ena Till Det Andra" on CD 1. Gerardo Ubieda also supports Richard on Kaipa's track. More information on this previous note.

2/7/2010
More Airplay and Broadcast
These are some other stations and shows that have recently broadcasted or are now playing Raimundo Rodulfo's music:

Program/Show Country Radio Station Podcast/Streaming URL Producer or Program Director
Prog & Roll Venezuela Exitos 95.3 FM Pto. la Cruz http://www.ustream.tv/channel/progandroll George Sangronis
Música Gratuita Venezuela Gente 89.7 FM Caracas www.pedrocastillo.com/musicagratuita Pedro Castillo
Afterglow Radio USA WMUH-FM, Philadelphia, PA http://soundscapes.us/afterglow/playlists/2009/091105.html
Planeta Progressivo Brazil Web Radio www.rockfly.com.br http://planetaprogressivo.blogspot.com/2010/01/programa-28.html Eduardo Marins
ProgBlog Spain   http://progblogprog.blogspot.com/2010/02/musica-actual_918.html Hugo

1/31/2010
Second Article of a Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
Italian magazine Campo de' Fiori published the second of a series of three articles about Raimundo Rodulfo, written by Carlo Cattani.  You can read the second article here:
Article (2 pages)  -  Full Magazine (large: 10 MB)
The first article can be read in the previous story.


1/5/2010
Mare et Terra Reviewed by Babyblaue, Germany
Mare et Terra was reviewed by Dennis Egbers for Babyblaue, Germany.  You can read the review here:
German (original)  -  English (Google translation)

"Comparable to Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Anthony Phillips - with South American attitude"
"Certainly highly recommended. It's worth it!"

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12/15/2009
Article Series at Campo de' Fiori Magazine, Italy
Italian magazine Campo de' Fiori published the first of a series of three articles about Raimundo Rodulfo, written by Carlo Cattani.  You can read the first article here:
Article (1 page)  -  Full Magazine (large: 12 MB)


12/12/2009
Interview by The Beating Planet, Venezuela
Raimundo Rodulfo was interviewed by Leonardo Biggot for The Beating Planet, Venezuela.  You can read the interview here:
Interview


11/30/2009
Interview by Arlequins, Italy
Raimundo Rodulfo was interviewed by Antonio Piacentini for Arlequins, Italy.  You can read the interview here:
Italian  -  Spanish


10/10/2009
Colossus New Production "Dante's The Divine Comedy - Part II: Purgatorio" Released by Musea Records
The Dante's Purgatorio 3 CDs box-set, which includes a song by Raimundo Rodulfo, is out.
The box can be ordered from Musea's website at: http://www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_catselect.php?np=36587
Please find more information about Dante's Purgatorio on this previous news note from 9/12/2008.

"Spanish guitar maestro Raimundo Rodulfo’s offering Ascenso Tortuoso is also instrumental but this time it’s a busy but melodic jazz-fusion exercise with intricate guitar noodling and classy but spacious drumming in the Bill Bruford mould."
DPRP, Holland

"Raimundo Rodulfo adds the jazzy/fusion touch that was missing up to this point and his ability to mix that mindset with a sympho prog attitude. He shows how eclectic and dynamic his musically normally is. A good way to discover this artist."
Proggnosis, USA

"Raimundo Rodulfo from the USA: impressive guitar work with hints of Steve Howe, concluded with a sensational Minimoog solo."
ProgWalhalla, Holland

"Very good"
Debaser, Italy

"Among the handful of newcomers, I’m pleased to see Raimundo Rodulfo and Phideaux."
Monsieur Délire, Canada

"It seems trite and superfluous to praise the umpteenth 'center' of Raimundo Rodulfo that enriches the minutes available to him with a short recited excerpt (by Gabriele Lepre) taken directly from the 4th Canto."
Arlequins, Italy

"Raimundo Rodulfo, in a recording where the guitar is dominant, offers us a mix of guitar dexterity almost jazzy mixed with purest symphonic prog."
Harmonie Magazine, France


10/3/2009
Progressive Newsletter Features Mare et Terra.
More Reviews of Mare et Terra keep coming. The latest issue (# 66) of Progressive Newsletter (Germany) featured a review of the album.

Progressive Newsletter (Germany)

"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of the well-guarded insider tips in the Prog scene."
"His highly melodic playing, mostly on the acoustic guitar, but sometimes just changing to the electric version, is virtuosic, very fluently and by no means created limited to showmanship. Furthermore, mood and tempo changes make for a significant degree of variety and playful vitality."
"Despite the very spacious structure of pieces you do not get bored, because in addition to folk music and symphonic works are also plenty of rocking and progressive moments in South American flair, that come along very loose and lively."
"'Mare et Terra' is an album full of vitality, with a lot of harmonic moments. Give therefore a chance to this pleasant artist from South America, and listen to representative audio clips on its website for a proper impression of this very attractive album."

Progressive Newsletter, issue 66 (October 2009):

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9/12/2009
Prog-résiste Magazine, and Other Reviews of Mare et Terra.
More Reviews of Mare et Terra keep coming. The latest issue (# 57) of Prog-résiste Magazine (Belgium) featured the album, as well as three American webzines and music portals: Sea of Tranquility, ProgNaut, and ProgGnosis (SilverDB.)

Prog-résiste Magazine, issue 57 (August 2009):

"The classical guitar, often performed solo at many breaks often have accents of Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and even, suggesting the classical training of its author. But very quickly, breaks the electric guitar and the tone is progressive, so take notes of Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett and Carlos Santana (ha! of course, always the Hispanic side...)"
"These compositions provide a fresh breeze from the south or southwest rather which is a pleasure to hear."
Prog-résiste Magazine,
Belgium

"Mare et Terra is a gem"
"What marks this out as outstanding music is the high standard of musicianship and the joy in the music making, together with melodic writing of the highest calibre and a similar high standard for the rhythmic element. The arrangements are rich and diverse: I cannot recall hearing so many different instruments/sounds – both traditional and modern - on one album..."
"Astonishingly, the fusions do not jar; they work together: there are few composers able to bring this off successfully."
"It is music that you can both concentrate on and relax to, depending on your mood and sounds far better than I can express it in words. If you enjoy this type of eclectic style-mix from first-rate musicians then you may well love this."
Sea of Tranquility, USA

"The latest release in the career of a musician with great critical acclaim."
"Unbelievably complex work on the guitar and flutes abound."
"Can you really dance to prog…well you can to this!"
"I do love the epics and this guy knows how to build a song and fill it with the sounds of the ocean and every wonderful instrument from this Earth!"
"Very inspired work! How do you top this!"
"The guitar work is wonderful throughout."
"Racing guitars that remind me of some of Jimmy Page’s solo material"
"This is just completely different than anything I have heard. Yes there are elements of Santana and many other prog heroes, but never together in the same way. The Latin influence adds variety to a genre that desperately needs variety."
"I will be playing it often, now that I have discovered it... Very good and original. Music that experiments and always varies throughout."
Prog
Naut, USA

"A perfect combination of symphonic prog with a distinctive South American flavor with plenty of jazz passages and scattered folksy intrusions. It is experimental and exotic while keeping a good ear-friendliness"
"There seems to be no boundaries to hold the creativity that the artist tries to implement, and so the album flows freely, wondering through conscientious styles while mixing them in a sonic shaker"
"Overall this is a worthy album. It is very well played and it is original, which is something that is rarely found these days. And Mare et Terre is destined to finally give this artist the recognition that he deserves."
ProgGnosis / SilverDB
, USA

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8/8/2009
Mare et Terra Receives a Perfect Rating at Progression Magazine
Raimundo Rodulfo's new album Mare et Terra has received a perfect rating at the new issue of Progression Magazine (USA).  The CD got the highest rating of "Excellent" (4/4) on each one of the four categories reviewed (Sound, Composition, Musicianship, and Performance,) to a total rating of 16/16.  Also, on his column "Globetrotting", David Taylor refers to the album as well.

Excerpts from the review:
"Strong candidate for one of the best symphonic progressive rock recordings ever. Seriously!"
"Imagine the Flower Kings, Yes, and Santana collaborating to create the ultimate symphonic rock epic."

Excerpts from the column Globetrotting:
"In the wonderful world of independent and small label progressive music recordings, concept works are in constant bloom. To my ears, several are every bit as successful as Yes's 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' and Genesis's 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'.  Among recordings experienced recently, I would include Big Big Train's remake of 'English Boy Wonders' and Raimundo Rodulfo's flamenco-flavored 'Mare et Terra'."
"For now, I hear a Raimundo Rodulfo epic beckoning for an umpteenth listen."

Progression Magazine, issue 57 (Spring/Summer 2009):

http://www.progressionmag.com

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8/5/2009
IOPages Magazine, and Other Reviews of Mare et Terra.
More Reviews of Mare et Terra keep coming. The latest issue (# 88) of IOPages Magazine (Holland) featured the album, as well as the Italian webzine Arlequins, and the Progressive Ears forum from the US.

IOPages Magazine, issue 88 (August 2009):

"It is not everyone who begins a work with a 36 minutes suite ('Náufrago') of which the first six sound in substance with the virtuoso guitar legacy of the Flamenco world worthy of the best Paco De Lucia. 'Náufrago' is a suite that will be surely introduced among the best things that the South American progressive rock has produced in these last times (and not only)."
"'Mare et Terra' produces a mature work, beautiful, with memorable passages..."
"Beyond being one among the more beautiful discs that 2009 gave us, this work, logically for the undersigned, could easily be put amongst the examples of how the progressive rock in its more canonical form has still something to say even when all around you tells you the opposite."
"Author of a great work such as "Mare et Terra", which shows everything that is good in both his guitar and compositional technique, Raimundo is one of those musicians that should be known outside the small niche of fans that listens to innovations in the progressive field."
Arlequins, Italy

"A really wonderful Spanish flavored symphonic CD with beautiful arrangements, killer guitar (Spanish and Electric), flute, strings, keys (piano, mellotron and Moog) and some lovely Spanish and English vocals"
"This guy is an incredible talent and I would highly recommend to any fans of Spanish prog or symphonic prog in general."
"The production quality is very good."
Progressive Ears, USA

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7/18/2009
Mare et Terra Featured in Four More Magazines
Raimundo Rodulfo and his new album Mare et Terra have been featured in the latest issues of four more magazines:  Progression Magazine (USA), Big Bang Magazine (France), Koid 9 (France), and Tarkus Magazine (Norway.)

Progression Magazine, issue 57 (Spring/Summer 2009):

http://www.progressionmag.com

Big Bang Magazine, issue 72:

http://www.bigbangmag.com

Koid 9 Magazine, issue 70:

http://koid9.fanzine.free.fr/sommaire.php?mag=70

Tarkus Magazine, issue 49:

http://www.tarkus.org/nr49.html

"Strong candidate for one of the best symphonic progressive rock recordings ever. Seriously!"
"Imagine the Flower Kings, Yes, and Santana collaborating to create the ultimate symphonic rock epic."
"In the wonderful world of independent and small label progressive music recordings, concept works are in constant bloom. To my ears, several are every bit as successful as Yes's 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' and Genesis's 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'.  Among recordings experienced recently, I would include Big Big Train's remake of 'English Boy Wonders' and Raimundo Rodulfo's flamenco-flavored 'Mare et Terra'."
"For now, I hear a Raimundo Rodulfo epic beckoning for an umpteenth listen."
Progression Magazine, USA
Mare et Terra Received a Perfect Rating of 16/16 at the 57th Issue of Progression Magazine

"The work of the group is impressive."
"The guy has more than the talent: everything is under control to the extreme"
"This work should appeal to many, given the number of genres covered. Discover"
KOID9 Magazine, France

"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of the great, (relatively) young guitar heroes in the Latin American progressive rock. He has a style that makes it tempting to compare him with the dimensions of Steve Howe and Steve Hackett, but at the same time his music has a very distinctive Latin American style."
"It is complex and requires some listenings through, but it is also exciting and intense in its mixture of acoustic and electric instruments, and traditional prog rock with southern music."
"North/South central theme: melodic jazz, reggae and Latin American traditional music meet the Americanized progressive rock, and the result are strikingly fresh and exhilarated"
"Raimundo Rodulfo lives in Miami now, but he still represents some of the best that South American prog has to offer.
"
Tarkus Magazine, Norway

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7/3/2009
Mare et Terra Airplay and Broadcast
These are some stations and shows that have broadcasted or are now playing my new album Mare et Terra:

Program/Show Country Radio Station Podcast/Streaming URL Producer or Program Director Airplay/broadcasting Date/Time
Bizarre Bazaar UK Phoenix Radio LINK Melo Upcoming Next Saturday: July 11th 2009 at 8 PM (British Summer Time)
Prog à Part (The Sound of Acid Dragon) France SOL FM 100.7, Lyon, France LINK Thierry Sportouche April 1st, 2008 
Explosión Musical Spain 95.4 FM, Madrid, Spain LINK Carlos Alvarez June 5th at 4:50 pm Madrid time (10:50 am Miami time)
Aural Moon USA Aural Moon LINK Jim Brennan Since March 2009
Délire Musical Canada (Québec)   LINK Monsieur Délire 2009-07-07 Podcast


7/1/2009
More Reviews of Mare et Terra

Excerpts

More Reviews of Dante's The Divine Comedy, Part I: Inferno


6/4/2009
Radio Program in Madrid
Those who live in Madrid, Spain, can tune to a special radio program on my music which will be on the air tomorrow June 5th at 4:50 pm Madrid time (10:50 am Miami time) during the "Explosión Musical" radio show on 95.4 FM.  The program was produced by Carlos Alvarez, who also interviewed me for the show.  The one hour program will cover music from my entire career from 1986 until my latest album Mare et Terra, released in December 2008.  You can also listen to the show online on the Internet at: http://www.rosuero.org at 10:50 am EST.


5/28/2009
New Reviews of Mare et Terra

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4/26/2009
Harmonie Magazine and Other Reviews
"Mare et Terra" was featured in the latest release of Harmonie Magazine (France).  Also, 2 other new reviews have come, by Progwalhalla (Holland) and Progressia (France):

Excerpts


3/13/2009
New Reviews and Comments
These are some recent reviews and comments of "Mare et Terra" and the track for "Dante's Inferno":

Mare et Terra:

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Dante's Inferno:


12/13/2008
New Album "Mare et Terra" Released by Musea Records
My new album "Mare et Terra" has been released by Musea Records.
The CD can be ordered from Musea's website at:  http://www.musearecords.com/boutique/anglais/index.php?depuisext=1&refp=36030
Please find more information about Mare et Terra on this previous news note from 10/12/2008.


12/10/2008
Colossus New Production "Dante's The Divine Comedy - Part I: Inferno" Released by Musea Records
The Dante's Inferno 4 CDs box-set, which includes a song by Raimundo Rodulfo, is out.
The box can be ordered from Musea's website at: http://www.musearecords.com/boutique/anglais/index.php?depuisext=1&refp=35983
Please find more information about Dante's Inferno on this previous news note from 10/21/2007.


10/12/2008
New Album "Mare et Terra" Coming in November
My new album "Mare et Terra" was finished in August and will be released by Musea Records in November of this year.
The work is divided in two main sections as the title implies.  Each section, Mare and Terra, contains two songs. 
I have been fortunate to have on this album the participation of a group of extraordinary guest musicians, graphic artists, engineers, and various other collaborators.  These are the song list and some credits of this upcoming production:

RAIMUNDO RODULFO
Mare et Terra

MARE

1. Náufrago   (36:34)
2. Libertad   (9:01)

TERRA

3. Blue   (11:30)

4-5. Thoughts   (19:45)

Raimundo Rodulfo: acoustic guitars (classic, spanish, steel strings), electric guitars, bass, and mandolin. Some additional organ, synthetizer, percussion, and vocals.

Guest Musicians:

Carlos Plaza: keyboards (1, 2)
Richard Marichal: keyboards, minimoog (3, 4, 5)

Gerardo Ubieda: drums
Yoel del Sol: percussion

Cristo Aguado: vocals (1)
Minerva Borjas Owen: vocals (1)
Pedro Castillo: vocals (2, 4)

Anna Ventura: violin
Mariana Carreras: violin
Konstantin Litvinenko: cello

Franklin Diaz: flutes (concert, tenor, piccolo), saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor), clarinet
Osvaldo Fleites: trompets, flugelhorn


All songs composed by Raimundo Rodulfo

Group and orchestral arrangements by Raimundo Rodulfo
Keyboard arrangements by Carlos Plaza (1, 2), Richard Marichal (3-5) and Raimundo Rodulfo
Vocal arrangements by Raimundo Rodulfo, Pedro Castillo (2, 4), Cristo Aguado (1) and Minerva Borjas (1)

Produced by Raimundo Rodulfo

Recorded by Raimundo Rodulfo at his studio, Miami, USA, 2004-08, except:
Gerardo Ubieda on tracks 2 to 5 recorded by Tony Sinatra at Avacom Studios, Miami, USA, 2008
Pedro Castillo recorded at his studio, Weston, USA, 2008
Carlos Plaza recorded at his studio, Madrid, Spain, 2005-07
Richard Marichal recorded at his studio, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, 2007-08

Mixed by Raimundo Rodulfo at his studio, Miami, USA, 2008
Mastered by Boris Milan at Boris Milan Studios, Weston, USA, 2008

Paintings: Peter Rodulfo
Photos: Huba Rostonics
Graphic design: Davide Guidoni



"Strong candidate for one of the best symphonic progressive rock recordings ever. Seriously!"
"Imagine the Flower Kings, Yes, and Santana collaborating to create the ultimate symphonic rock epic."
"In the wonderful world of independent and small label progressive music recordings, concept works are in constant bloom. To my ears, several are every bit as successful as Yes's 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' and Genesis's 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'.  Among recordings experienced recently, I would include Big Big Train's remake of 'English Boy Wonders' and Raimundo Rodulfo's flamenco-flavored 'Mare et Terra'."
"For now, I hear a Raimundo Rodulfo epic beckoning for an umpteenth listen."
Progression Magazine, USA
Mare et Terra Received a Perfect Rating of 16/16 at the 57th Issue of Progression Magazine

"A masterpiece"
"Orchestral music with male and female vocalists, classical instruments such as violins, cellos, flutes and clarinets, centering on his guitar that shows from sweet phrases to superior excellence playing."
"A fantastic artistic impression that does not cease to overwhelm you with its multi-colored diversity."
Gardenshed, Japan

"An imposing work"
"The artist was able to push his art to great heights of control and beauty, leading to the quintessence of the meeting of electricity and acoustic orchestrations (flute, violin, clarinet, cello, voice...)."
"This suite (Náufrago) is the symbol of a know-how and a typically South American musical fluidity."
"A mastery in song and beautiful Symphonic acceleration"
"Mare et Terra leaves paths beaten because of its variety that allows us to appreciate all musical universes at the same time, including Flamenco, South American, Symphonic Rock, Jazz Rock, Prog, Classical Prog, and sometimes even rock. All these universes prove the width of the pallet of compositions of a guitarist who sees far, and offers us an opus with a great quality in which 'variety' remains the key word."
Harmonie Magazine, France

"Mare et Terra is a gem"
"What marks this out as outstanding music is the high standard of musicianship and the joy in the music making, together with melodic writing of the highest calibre and a similar high standard for the rhythmic element. The arrangements are rich and diverse: I cannot recall hearing so many different instruments/sounds – both traditional and modern - on one album..."
"Astonishingly, the fusions do not jar; they work together: there are few composers able to bring this off successfully."
"It is music that you can both concentrate on and relax to, depending on your mood and sounds far better than I can express it in words. If you enjoy this type of eclectic style-mix from first-rate musicians then you may well love this."
Sea of Tranquility, USA

"It is not everyone who begins a work with a 36 minutes suite ('Náufrago') of which the first six sound in substance with the virtuoso guitar legacy of the Flamenco world worthy of the best Paco De Lucia. 'Náufrago' is a suite that will be surely introduced among the best things that the South American progressive rock has produced in these last times (and not only)."
"'Mare et Terra' produces a mature work, beautiful, with memorable passages..."
"Beyond being one among the more beautiful discs that 2009 gave us, this work, logically for the undersigned, could easily be put amongst the examples of how the progressive rock in its more canonical form has still something to say even when all around you tells you the opposite."
"Author of a great work such as "Mare et Terra", which shows everything that is good in both his guitar and compositional technique, Raimundo is one of those musicians that should be known outside the small niche of fans that listens to innovations in the progressive field."
"RAIMUNDO Rodulfo - 'Mare et Terra' proves that you can do symphonic progressive rock and still have something to say without being necessarily limited to the covers."
"I consider the suite 'Náufrago' the best thing coming out recently from South America where the Camelian and Olfieldian atmospheres join those of the Iberian 'Triana'"
Arlequins, Italy
Mare et Terra was featured in Arlequins' "Best of 2009" list

"A sumptuous slice of old-school, proudly Latin-flavoured progressive rock, “Mare Et Terra” will surely delight lovers of vintage symphonic prog, as well as those who appreciate ethnic influences in their music. Definitely one of the most accomplished albums of 2009, even if a tad overlong and not likely to appeal to fans of minimalism."
"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of those musicians who proudly sports his origins in his musical output. 'Mare Et Terra' is a prog album as only a South American musician could have produced: extremely ambitious, both in concept and length, but never convoluted or overblown, and drenched in melody. Moreover, unlike so many albums released in recent years, it is a disc brimming with the simple joy of making music."
"The penchant for authentically symphonic, almost orchestral textures is there, as witnessed by the impressive array of guest musicians supplementing Rodulfo’s equally impressive skills." "A real tour de force, and a successful one – almost against all odds"
"On the whole, 'Mare Et Terra' is a very solid, finely-crafted album"
Prog
ressor, Uzbekistan

"A perfect combination of symphonic prog with a distinctive South American flavor with plenty of jazz passages and scattered folksy intrusions. It is experimental and exotic while keeping a good ear-friendliness"
"There seems to be no boundaries to hold the creativity that the artist tries to implement, and so the album flows freely, wondering through conscientious styles while mixing them in a sonic shaker"
"Overall this is a worthy album. It is very well played and it is original, which is something that is rarely found these days. And Mare et Terre is destined to finally give this artist the recognition that he deserves."
ProgGnosis / SilverDB
, USA

"If you are up to a varied, very tastefully arranged guitar driven album with a nice 'vintage keyboard flavor', this one is yours!"
"Listening to this new (third solo) album entitled Mare Et Terra (2008), again I am impressed by his virtuosity on all guitars and again I notice strong hints of Steve Howe (and Yes)."
Progwalhalla
, Holland

"The latest release in the career of a musician with great critical acclaim."
"Unbelievably complex work on the guitar and flutes abound."
"Can you really dance to prog…well you can to this!"
"I do love the epics and this guy knows how to build a song and fill it with the sounds of the ocean and every wonderful instrument from this Earth!"
"Very inspired work! How do you top this!"
"The guitar work is wonderful throughout."
"Racing guitars that remind me of some of Jimmy Page’s solo material"
"This is just completely different than anything I have heard. Yes there are elements of Santana and many other prog heroes, but never together in the same way. The Latin influence adds variety to a genre that desperately needs variety."
"I will be playing it often, now that I have discovered it... Very good and original. Music that experiments and always varies throughout."
Prog
Naut, USA

"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of the well-guarded insider tips in the Prog scene."
"His highly melodic playing, mostly on the acoustic guitar, but sometimes just changing to the electric version, is virtuosic, very fluently and by no means created limited to showmanship. Furthermore, mood and tempo changes make for a significant degree of variety and playful vitality."
"Despite the very spacious structure of pieces you do not get bored, because in addition to folk music and symphonic works are also plenty of rocking and progressive moments in South American flair, that come along very loose and lively."
"'Mare et Terra' is an album full of vitality, with a lot of harmonic moments. Give therefore a chance to this pleasant artist from South America, and listen to representative audio clips on its website for a proper impression of this very attractive album."
Progressive Newsletter, Germany

"A really wonderful Spanish flavored symphonic CD with beautiful arrangements, killer guitar (Spanish and Electric), flute, strings, keys (piano, mellotron and Moog) and some lovely Spanish and English vocals"
"This guy is an incredible talent and I would highly recommend to any fans of Spanish prog or symphonic prog in general."
"The production quality is very good."
Progressive Ears, USA

"An album with many surprises"
"The conversations between the guitars and the acoustic instruments, flute, piano, violin, trumpet and saxophones, enhance the charm of this semi-exotic, semi-canonical prog rock, in the 'Colossus Project' sense of the word!"
Progressia, France

"This is a high level great masterpiece!"
"A group with flute and other instruments with a sound like Hackett/Genesis and Yes, with some vocals combined with Latin colors in a dynamic and dramatic development"
World Disque, Japan

"An imposing 77-minute rock symphony of great sophistication."
"Think of this as Rodulfo’s Tales from Topographic Oceans, but distinguished by the inclusion of Spanish/Latin American, classical, and jazz-rock colors."
"Impressive."
Kinesis, USA

"For the lovers of old and new symphonic prog I allow myself to recommend the last album, that according to me is very beautiful, of this Venezuelan guitarist. Surely one of the most beautiful of the entire South American progressive rock scene (and not only current)."
Video HiFi. Italy

"More ambitious than his previous efforts."
The Beating Planet, Venezuela

"A very beautiful varied music... I hear it again and again! I hope you'll enjoy it. I have not much doubt about that..."
AmarokProg Forum, France

"We become fascinated with the elegance of its sounds territory, in a way similar to PFM"
"Exquisite classical Symphony"
Tosei Midorikawa, Japan

"An excellent feature of progressive rock laden with psychotropic references, awash in lush Latin landscapes, orchestras, folk, criollismos, Caribbean music, blues ... ahh! Let me see if I can paint a better picture. Add up the following: Simon Diaz, Frank Zappa, Yes (Tales from Topographic Oceans in particular), Tom Jobim (specifically, the balance between his albums Tide and Wave), the unheralded coolness of Colombia's psych-folk outfit Génesis, Dizzy Gillespie, Procol Harum, and Blues for Salvador-era Carlos Santana."
"Rodulfo has surrounded himself with a very energetic and adept cast of musicians that understand his vision with unparalleled clarity, and there's so much going on in this album, it's almost exhausting. Time for a drink. But I'd love to see this guy jam out live."
Miami New Times, USA

"
Comparable to Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Anthony Phillips - with South American attitude"
"Certainly highly recommended. It's worth it!"
Babyblaue, Germany

"What a great album has released Rodulfo!"
"Among the most beautiful symphonic releases of recent times."
"A great album!!!"
"With respect to his previous works, the symphonic component is increased."
"The work of the guitar is spectacular, but besides that, the technical aspect (that is very high) of the entire work is actually really remarkable."
"From what one can listen to on his myspace, the album seems marvellous..."
Arlequins Forum, Italy

"An extremely ambitious project with lots of instruments, a progressive & neo-progressive/neo-symphonic piece stuffed with well arranged to semi-improvised band arrangements"
PsycheMusic.org - Belgium

"The stylistic and emotional variety of the composition is enormous and certainly will not be fully understood in one only listening."
"An illustrious masterpiece whose best features are first the acoustic, highly virtuosic guitar parts, that frequently returns in many ravishing solos and complex symphonic band arrangements"
"Virtuoso guitar playing, acoustic folk and typical electric rock, technically excellent"
"This kind of wacky slanted blissful harmony can probably come only from South American climes"
"It bwitches the amazing concise and fast guitar playing that flits a technically stunning band"
"Mad Album. Tons of melodic material, countless ideas, coherent, plausible, and in particular sonic aesthetic beauty of enormous speed. In all, heavenly playful, accurate, precise uneven-ness"
Ragazzi, Germany

"A marvellous expanse in the polyhedral musical universe of the Venezuelan/American guitarist"
"'Mare et Terra' is another marvellous work of Raimundo Rodulfo, of large appeal, with not hypertrophic but nither simplistic arrangements. The little 'Rodulfo orchestra' has come to the center again"
MovimentiProg, Italy

"This excelsius Venezuelan guitarist and composer delivers an album with fascinating sonorities with the density he got us used to. Extended compositions that resemble dream-like episodes, with diverse textures and casual phrases loaded with emotivity that flirts with jazz and classical music."
"The phrases from Raimundo's virtuosic performance are an ideal vehicle that interconnects one idea with another."
La Dosis Magazine, Venezuela


"This is an wonderful masterpiece that is unique in its content, shows elegant classical sounds in all its extension, with Latin / Folk dark melodies with originality and good taste gracefully present at the end of each arrangement."
Euclid
, Japan

"The work of the group is impressive."
"The guy has more than the talent: everything is under control to the extreme"
"This work should appeal to many, given the number of genres covered. Discover"
KOID9 Magazine, France


"The classical guitar, often performed solo at many breaks often have accents of Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and even, suggesting the classical training of its author. But very quickly, breaks the electric guitar and the tone is progressive, so take notes of Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett and Carlos Santana (ha! of course, always the Hispanic side...)"
"These compositions provide a fresh breeze from the south or southwest rather which is a pleasure to hear."
Prog-résiste Magazine,
Belgium

"Raimundo Rodulfo is one of the great, (relatively) young guitar heroes in the Latin American progressive rock. He has a style that makes it tempting to compare him with the dimensions of Steve Howe and Steve Hackett, but at the same time his music has a very distinctive Latin American style."
"It is complex and requires some listenings through, but it is also exciting and intense in its mixture of acoustic and electric instruments, and traditional prog rock with southern music."
"North/South central theme: melodic jazz, reggae and Latin American traditional music meet the Americanized progressive rock, and the result are strikingly fresh and exhilarated"
"Raimundo Rodulfo lives in Miami now, but he still represents some of the best that South American prog has to offer.
"
Tarkus Magazine, Norway


"A very beautiful song. Some elements of Folk, with a great melody after all! And put the name of a solo guitarist, and amazing people involved!"
Tommy's Blog, Japan

"It really sucks you into your stereo set"
"Raimundo is a very good guitar player"
"This album can be enjoyed with full attention or just as background music while holding a cold beverage by the side of the pool. Although I think mainstream music lovers will find this album too difficult, it is prog after all."
DPRP, Holland

"Great new album!"
SynPhonic
, USA

"An impeccable symphonic rock composition"
"Moody fusion of exotic colors, from pure symphonic, to light Latin colors where percussion participates, which let you listen without hesitation its 35-minute opening suite of this brilliant professional progrock work from South America."
"Recommended."
Kakehashi Records
, Japan

"Even when this album is considerably technical, it is not excessive, and after listening to the expertise of its music constructions it exceeds with, it probably is deeply one of the best kept secrets of South America."
"This is a work with high level density."
"This is a luxurious album!"
"There is no way of getting tired of this album."
"Fans of all kind of symphonic rock and jazz rock will regret if they don't buy this album!"
"The sound quality is also good. In our high-quality audio system it sounds so good!"
Kakehashi Records Forum
, Japan

"The artist has managed to push his art to great heights of beauty and control, leading to the quintessence meeting of electrical and acoustic orchestrations..."
"An impressive work"
"Not discovering this little symphonic jewel is a true crime of lese-majesty!"
Musea Records, France

"75 minutes of a fantastic symphonic and neo-classic rock, melodious and adventurous"
"This colourful and enthusiast music, constantly inspired and lively, is at the top of the symphonic nowadays production."
Artist Shop
, USA

"A brilliant symphonic music, made of long and complex musical compositions, mixing progressive and latin influences."
Clear Spot, The Netherlands

"A style that takes both the touch of a Mike Oldfield and the romanticism of Camel, also incorporates jazz and rock with classical influences. Acoustic orchestrations (flute, violin, clarinet, cello, sax, vocal variety) and soaring electric coexist with the greatest happiness in 4 long pieces (36, 9, 11 and 20 minutes) instrumentals that make this Mare et Terra a real success!"
Cosmos Music, France

"'Mare' is undoubtedly the most successful. It includes all the warmth of the Latin South America... Here, the author never wanted to confine his music in the restricted field of only a guitarist wanting to spread his knowledge and technique. Acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, wind instruments, vocals and percussion mix with art, the creation of a complex and ambitious, always balanced, well constructed and clear. Raimundo Rodulfo managed to create a Progressive flamboyant, never bastard typically South American. Work close to perfection!"
Music in Belgium, Belgium


"'Mare et Terra' is a masterpiece album of a beautiful melodic progressive and symphonic rock of RAIMUNDO RODULFO from South America (Venezuela)."
"Thrilling guitar work"
"It is absolutely recommended for all the fans of beautiful melodic progressive and symphonic rock"
Yahoo Auctions, Japan

"As good or better than the previous two CDs! Progressive symphonic!"
Rock Symphony, Brasil

"In addition to the sound of the Melotron, this album comes with a classical orchestra, some times a reggae rhythm, fast playing mediterranean guitar in the style of Paco de Lucia, all made with cohesiveness and diversity in this work which comes with a standard impression and nearly 80 minutes to be fully enjoyed."
"Epic beyond scales, with brass and strings ensembles. You will be amazed with the Flamenco and orchestral symphonic development of this masterpiece."
"Very talented people!"
Yahoo Forum
, Japan

"Amazing guitar work (both electric and acoustic)"
"Everything a prog listener could possibly want!"
"I cannot recommend it highly enough"
MickPortnoy.com Forum, USA

"A large finished gorgeous Classical/Symphonic Rock masterpiece that makes the best use of the music background in which real Classic is mastered without reserve with 12 backing musician..."
"This is a gem where you can enjoy the beauty and originality of its own content"
"Excellent arrangements of flowing elegant classic guitar that gracefully sprinkles the melody."
DiskUnion, Japan

Raimundo at his studio in Miami Carlos Plaza Richard Marichal Gerardo Ubieda recording at Raimundo's studio Gerardo and Raimundo at Raimundo's studio
Yoel del Sol Cristo Aguado Minerva Borjas Pedro Castillo
L to R: Konstantin Litvinenko, Anna Ventura and Mariana Carreras Franklin Diaz at Raimundo's studio Franklin's instruments (flutes, saxes and clarinet) at Raimundo Studio Osvaldo Fleites


9/12/2008
Raimundo Rodulfo at Colossus and Musea's upcoming productions "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso", based on Dante's The Divine Comedy
As a sequel to the "Dante's The Divine Comedy Part I: Inferno" production (news on 10/21/2007), Raimundo composed two songs for Finish Progressive Rock Society Colossus and Musea of France's new musical epics "Purgatorio" and "Paradiso", based on second and third Canticas of Italian great classic The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.  Each epic is composed of more than 30 songs each one by a different artist/band, one for each Canto of the original poem.  Raimundo's songs are based on Canto IV (Purgatorio) and Canto XXX (Paradiso), and are named "Ascenso Tortuoso" (Tortuous Climb) and "El Sol de sus Ojos" (The Sun of his Eyes) respectively.  Some of the musicians participating in these songs are Raimundo Rodulfo (acoustic and electric guitars), Gerardo Ubieda (drums and percussion), Richard Marichal (keyboards and minimoog), Ricardo Bigai (bass), Minerva Borjas (vocals) and others TBA.

More information at: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=268018519&blogID=346428544 and http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=268018519&blogID=426495330


9/1/2008
Raimundo Rodulfo recorded guitars for Richard Marichal's tracks for Colossus upcoming production "Rökstenen"
Raimundo recorded guitars for two Richard Marichal's tracks at Colossus upcoming production "Rökstenen", a tribute to Swedish progressive rock.

More information at: http://www.myspace.com/progchard and http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=268018519&blogID=394534144


12/06/2007
Peter Rodulfo's Art Exhibition in Miami, and a Long-Waited Meeting
After more than 10 years working together with art and music, exchanging emails, letters and all kind of correspondence, yesterday I finally met Peter.  It was a moment of big emotion and joy for my wife and I, because despite the fact that we never met Peter in person before, and we lived in distant countries, we considered ourselves as family. 
A brilliant an accomplished artist for many years, Peter came to me in 1997 as an ad in an Internet genealogical forum, asking for "Rodulfo's living in Venezuela and Trinidad".  As per his research, we both came to the conclusion that we share distant relatives in Margarita Island, Venezuela, where my father's family is from, and where Peter's grand-grandfather came from England long time ago.
Peter has just come from England and will be showing his paintings and sculptures at downtown Miami the next 2 weeks.  If you live in South Florida or will visit it during the next days, don't miss the opportunity to meet and experience the work of this exceptional and unique artist.  The address is:
231 NE 17 Terrace, Miami FL 33132
The exhibitions are located just 2 blocks away from the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts at Biscayne Blvd, downtown Miami.
Also, next Saturday December 8th in the evening I will be at Peter's exhibition enjoying his art and playing some music for his friends and visitors. You are all invited to join us.






10/21/2007
Raimundo Rodulfo at Colossus and Musea's upcoming production "Dante's The Divine Comedy, Part I: Inferno"
Raimundo composed and produced a song for Finish Progressive Rock Society Colossus and Musea of France's new musical epic "Inferno", based on first Cantica of Italian great classic The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.  The epic is composed of 34 songs each one by a different artist/band, one for each Canto of the original poem.  Raimundo's song is based on Canto XXX, and is named "Falsedad y Castigo" (Falsehood and Punishment).  The musicians participating in this song are:

  • Raimundo Rodulfo: classic guitar, electric guitar, organ, synthetizer, percussion, vocals, composition and arrangements
  • String Ensemble:
    • Anna Ventura: violin
    • Mariana Carreras: violin
    • Konstantin Litvinenko: cello
  • Gerardo Ubieda: drums and percussion
  • Vocals and Characters:
    • Los Jueces de la Historia: Cristo Aguado, Minerva Borjas Owen, Raimundo Rodulfo
    • Dante, Gianni, Adamo, Sinon: Cristo Aguado
    • Mirra, La mujer de Putifar: Minerva Borjas Owen
  • Richard Marichal: Harpsichord, piano, minimoog
  • Ricardo Bigai: bass
  • Dante’s Poem Reading: Daniele Cutali

"Rodulfo avoids taking constantly centre stage as it could be expected from such a skilled artist recording under his own name. The guitars sometimes allow vague hints of the traditional South American style, but all of them skilfully hidden amongst traditional prog passages and rock riffs."
Colossus Blog, Finland/Italy

"...Then multi-instrumentalist Raimundo Rodulfo (plus guest musicians), I love his blend of classical (violin, cello, guitar) and bombastic symphonic rock (Mellotron, church-organ, Minimoog and powerful electric guitar), embellished with pleasant Spanish vocals."
DVDivas, USA / ProgWalhalla, Holland

"Raimundo Rodulfo, Falsedad y castigo: 10/10. Something different. It starts like a classical piece with an acoustic guitar and violins and then it turns out to be the best song of the whole release."
"Raimundo Rodulfo, Falsedad y castigo: 9/10. Ok, there's the harpsichord I have been waiting for quite a while already. Venezuelan multi-instrumentalist Raimundo Rodulfo is one of the most positive surprises of the whole release. There are millions of different instruments to be heard on this song and presumably Rodolfo plays them all - from violin to electric guitar - by himself. The composition is also excellent. I have to put the name Raimundo Rodulfo behind my ear."
Rate Your Music / USA

"The final disc has the best moments of the piece: Raimundo Rodulfo (canto 30) in which the polyhedral Venezuelan artist is accompanied by a beautiful string orchestra."
MovimentiProg
/ Italy

"Classical baroque is the inspiration for Raimundo Rodulfo’s piece which is dominated by a string quartet, classical guitar and massed counterpoint voices. It’s more Lloyd Webber than Verdi however but still remains one of the most distinctive and entertaining here."
DPRP / Holland

"Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo's song in Disc 4 is in  classic style and is very good."
Tosei Midorikawa
/ Japan

"Raimundo Rodulfo’s Falsedad y Castigo takes the listener deep into neo-Baroque territory, with a string ensemble, harpsichord, and counterpoint vocal parts."
"Fans of the more operatic varieties of prog will undoubtedly be delighted by it."
Progressor / Uzbekistan

"I love the blend of classical music with violin, cello, guitar and orchestral symphonic rock with mellotron, church-organ, MiniMoog and powerful electric guitar embellished with pleasant Spanish vocals of multi-instrumentalist Raimundo Rodulfo from Venezuela."
Background Magazine, Holland

"A skillful mixture of influences."
Progressia, France

More information at Colossus web site: http://www.colossus.fi/125/index.php?id=59,80,0,0,1,0


09/05/2007
Jamming with The Dreams Concerto
Richard Marichal is an outstanding keyboard player from Venezuela, and is also member of the progressive rock band B612.
He recently sorprised me by sending me an extract of the second movement of The Dreams Concerto with keyboard tracks added (Minimoog and synthetizers) of him playing over the original audio from the CD.  He really took that portion of my music to another dimension with his playing, and I hope one day I can invite him to join me on a stage and play it live for an audience.
You can listen to his music at http://myspace.com/richardmarichal, and check his band at http://myspace.com/b612ven.  B612 are recording their first album, and you can listen to audio samples from its songs at their MySpace website.

Raimundo Rodulfo


04/22/2007
The URL address of the Raimundo Rodulfo's official website has changed to RaimundoRodulfo.com
Also, the main contact email address has changed to contact@raimundorodulfo.com
The former URL rodulfo.com and email address raimundo@rodulfo.com are no longer active.  If you have a link, bookmark, or contact to this website, please update it accordingly.

Thank you,
Raimundo Rodulfo


11/19/2006
Raimundo Rodulfo Live Performance at Markham Park, Weston Florida.
Raimundo played at the event "El Ampere Outdoors", invited by ElAmpere.com, web portal of graduates from the Simon Bolivar University (USB), Venezuela.



Photo by Huba Rostonics


"An excellent classic and symphonic rock  guitarist, Raimundo Rodulfo, honored us with his presence and played a total of seven songs of his own repertory."
ElAmpere.com
You can read the complete article on this event (in Spanish) at elampere.com by clicking on this link:  http://www.elampere.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6800&Itemid=1

Pictures of this show are located here.


04/02/2006
Raimundo Rodulfo's Suite "Sueños" at Melo's ProgCast 19
A live version of Raimundo's suite "Sueños" (The Dreams Concerto, 1st mov.) from the Official Bootleg "To Live a Dream" was included in all its extension in the 19th ProgCast by Melo.
You will be able to listen to the progcast from here: http://melo_prog_bazaar.podOmatic.com


02/11/2006
Raimundo Rodulfo's "Hard Times" at Melo's ProgCast 12
A live version of Raimundo's song "Hard Times" from the Official Bootleg "To Live a Dream 2" was included in the 12th ProgCast by Melo. 
You will be able to listen to the progcast from here: http://melo_prog_bazaar.podOmatic.com


12/26/2005
Peter Rodulfo one man show of his work at the Thin Cube Gallery at Bylaugh Hall in Norfolk, U.K.
Peter is having a one man show of his work at the Thin Cube Gallery with the Preview and Vernissage on January 20th.  More information in the following link:  http://www.thincube.com/index.php?page=RODULFO&cat=RODULFO#


12/1/2005
Manuel Rojas and Carlos Orozco touring Japan with the Cheo Hurtado Ensemble
The two virtouso Venezuelan musicians, flute player Manuel Rojas and harp player Carlos Orozco toured Japan during November 2005, as part of the Cheo Hurtado Ensemble.  Cheo Hurtado is a renown and awarded Venezuelan musician, who is considered one of the best performers of the Venezuelan folk instrument "cuatro".  Manuel and Carlos performed in Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto album, as well as in live shows with his band.  To see more details on the Japan tour, follow this link: http://www.latina.co.jp/html/liveinfo/CONCERTFOTO/CHEO_ENSAMBLE_FRONT.html


7/11/2005
Excerpts from Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD will be transmitted next 14th of July 2005 at SKY TV in Europe
A fragment of the Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD featuring the concert at BajaProg 2002 (Show at Teatro del Estado, Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, March 7 2002), will be transmitted the 14th of July on ROCK TV (Channel 718 of SKY TV) in the Italian progressive rock program "DATABASE", on the air from 14:00 to 15:00, leaded by Gigi Cavalli Cocchi and Massimo Orlandini.


6/14/2005
Clips from Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD added to the Videoclips section
Watch the newly added videoclips extracted from the Raimundo Rodulfo's DVD produced and recorded by the University of Baja California, Mexico.  As part of the video production that the University directed during the BajaProg 2002 festival, this DVD captures Raimundo Rodulfo's performance with a fine group of guest musicians, including Andrés Briceño, Manuel Rojas, César Romano, Lermit Martínez, Beatriz Rivas, Ricardo Furiati and Alejandro Socorro.  TV stations in Mexico and Italy have broadcasted this DVD, featuring one of the more exciting and acclaimed live performances by Raimundo and his band.


6/3/2005
New Raimundo Rodulfo's Chat Room at Melo's ProgBazaar
Join the new Raimundo Rodulfo's Chat Room at Progressive Rock Forum Melo's ProgBazaar.  The Bazaar, founded by Anita (A.K.A. Melo), has started having chats on a weekly basis with different bands and musicians.  Join the community of Melo's ProgBazaar, defined by Kenneth Solomon from Progressive Soundscapes Radio as a "fine house of madness, where there are more sincerely good people per square inch than anywhere else I've ever been in our musical community."


5/21/2005
Raimundo Rodulfo live performance, Miami, USA.
Opening as special guest for Little Atlas.

Raimundo Rodulfo performed live in concert at Tobacco Road, in downtown Miami, opening as special guest for Little Atlas.
Little Atlas introduced their new album "Wanderlust" with a Release Party that night.  Little Atlas is one of the more powerful Art-Rock groups nowadays, with a mix of virtuosity, intelligence, and sophistication in a quartet of excellent musicians. Little Atlas proved that night why they have been recently named "Best Local Band in Miami". "Wanderlust" is a highly recommended album.
Watch some videoclips and pictures from the Raimundo's performance, and click on the following links to read reviews of the show.

Link to the article

Source

Writer

Country

Language

Tobacco Road Progressive Ears Vico, Steve USA English
Tobacco Road Melo's ProgBazaar Kenneth Solomon USA / UK English

"Opening the festivities was the incomparable composer and musician Mr. Raimundo Rodulfo who stunned the crowd into complete awe with talent that could only come from the heavens treated with nurturing care by it's holder. Mr. Rodulfo's work requires listening, not description and I wholeheartedly insist that you peruse his website for an excursion through greatness."
"When was the last time you were left speechless from simply listening to music? Have you ever been to a concert and become so overwhelmed with emotion that you couldn't move? I urge everyone to have a go through this amazing gentleman's website and listen - truly listen to the music, because it's much more than played notes, chords and tones. I was privileged to see Mr. Rodulfo in concert last night and was awed by an overwhelming sense of a joyous artist at work, bringing his soul to the forefront on stage."
"Wow... That was an incredible ride through Melody and Virtuosity... Great Stuff.  Keep up the incredible and Fascinating work."
Melo's ProgBazaar - USA / UK

"A great talent... God bless you Raimundo."
"We had a great crowd and a great time. Raimundo Rodulfo was breathtaking in his opening set."
Progresive Ears - USA

From Little Atlas website:
CD Release Party a great success
Tobacco Road was the place to be last night for Little Atlas' CD Release Party. Composer and guitar monster Raimundo Rodulfo kicked things off with a smoking solo set prior to Little Atlas taking the stage around 11. A large and enthusiastic crowd was on hand. Thanks to all who attended, to Danny Jessup who helped set up the show, and to Tobacco Road, the best rock club in Miami!


5/9/2005
Raimundo Rodulfo's music at the Sophia Children Hospital Radio in Roterdam, Holland.
Radio producer and presenter Pieter-Bas Steens and the staff at Sophia Radio bring joy and fun through music to the young patients at the Sophia Children Hospital in Roterdam, Holland. Raimundo's music has been recently added to the special programming of the Hospital Radio, including a "guitarnight" for some young guitar lovers. As Pieter-Bas explains:
"We make radio shows with -and especially for the children who have to be admitted in the hospital. We collect the children from the hospital-wards and bring them to the studio where they can actively participate in the radio-show as DJ's or as presenters or sing along with the music. Just about anything is possible. This is always a great deal of fun, and this helps to distract the children and hopefully to let them forget that they are in a hospital."


5/8/2005
Clips from ProgJazz 2002 Raimundo Rodulfo concert added to the Videoclips section
Watch the newly added videoclips extracted from the Raimundo Rodulfo concert at the ProgJazz 2002 festival, Venezuela.  Following the BajaProg 2002 festival, this festival featured the Raimundo Rodulfo's performance with a fine group of guest musicians, including Andrés Briceño, Manuel Rojas, César Romano, Lermit Martínez, Beatriz Rivas, Carlos Rodríguez, Ricardo Furiati, Alejandro Socorro and the special appearance of virtuoso harp player Carlos Orozco and his son Caryasenri on maracas.  Amazing solos and group performance by all this musicians made of this a very special show, with a highlight on The Dreams Concerto First Movement, which has been included in the video section at its full 44 minutes entire version!


5/1/2005
Concert Announcement: Miami, Tobacco Road. May 21 2005. Opening as special guest for Little Atlas.
Raimundo Rodulfo will play live in concert at Tobacco Road, in downtown Miami, opening as special guest for Little Atlas.
Little Atlas will celebrate their new album "Wanderlust" with a Release Party at 9:30 p.m. More information at www.LittleAtlas.com.


5/1/2005
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at NoticieroDigital.com
Journalist Leonardo Biggot reviews The Dreams Concerto at noticierodigital.com, one of the best ranked electronic newsletters in Spanish. This article was already published at the journal "Letras". Read the full article here.

"The Dreams Concerto is a recommendable album in all its extension."
Newspaper Letras, Venezuela / noticierodigital.com, Venezuela


4/12/2005
New Studio Album "Libertad" (Freedom) (Released as "Mare et Terra")  in Progress

Raimundo Rodulfo's new studio album "Libertad" (Freedom) (later released as "Mare et Terra" by Musea Records) is on the recording phase.  Special guest musicians are recording and rehearsing different tracks and sections for this work in Spain, USA and Venezuela.  Final recordings will be performed in these three countries and assembled in USA.

On the 46th issue of Progression Magazine, USA, David Taylor has provided a little announcement of this upcoming album in his section Globetrotting:
"More happily stiII, Raimundo Rodulfo is hard at work on a new concept work entitled Libertad (Freedom). In six parts including a 34-minute suite, Libertad also wiII incorporate a chamber orchestra. So much to look forward to!"

"Libertad" was completely composed and pre-recorded by Raimundo Rodulfo in 2002 and 2003.  During 2004 and 2005, Raimundo has been working on guitar arrangements for this new work, and working with guest musicians on arrangements for different instruments, including keyboards, drums, bass, vocals, winds and strings.

Look at some pictures of Raimundo arranging and pre-recording some guitar tracks for "Libertad" at his home studio in Miami.


2/28/2005
A Name for a Baby?
When I was a kid, I wasn't so happy with my name, and one of the main reasons was that it was an uncommon name (at least where I lived), and of course, other kids in my classroom making fun of it didn't help so much.
Recently I found this website in the US called Traditional-Baby-Names.com which help parents to chose names for their babies, explaining the origin of names and providing examples of personalities from arts, science, sport, history, etc. for each one. So it's kind of funny when I realized that at the "Spanish Boys Names" category listing they have included the following text:

Raimundo (rye-MOON-do) (French: wise protector)
Raimundo Rodulfo is a Venezuelan instrumentalist. He plays acoustic, electric and slide guitars, bass, mandolin and percussion instruments in the progressive rock genre. To Live A Dream 2 is one of his latest works.


1/17/2005
New record dealers, stores, and distributors added Raimundo Rodulfo's records to their CD sales catalogs
Now, more than 30 companies from several countries are worldwide distributing and selling Raimundo Rodulfo's CDs.  All of those dealers have their catalogs available on-line, and many of them in stores.  Most recent additions to the list include companies from USA and Canada.  Following is the updated list (some dealers with Raimundo Rodulfo's records may not be included here):

Dealer - Distributor Country
Kinesis USA
Apio Music USA
Shroom Productions USA
Of Sound Mind USA
SynPhonic USA
Doug Larson Imports USA
Vintage Vinyl USA
Aeon Music USA
Wayside / Cuneiform USA
MusicStack USA
Big Balloon Music USA
Freeson Rock Canada - Quebec
Musea Records France
CD and LP France
Price Minister France
Netsounds UK
Ultima Thule Records UK
Millerecords Italy
Eventyr Records Italy
Transmission Italy
Margen Spain
Progwalhalla Holland
GardenShed CD Japan
Piper Records Japan
Sol & Deneb Mexico
Rock Symphony Brazil
Stand Up Brazil
Aqualung Brazil
Ethereal Music Brazil
Viajero Inmóvil Argentina
Stand By Venezuela
Boards Venezuela
Melomaniac Records Venezuela
Tarmanta Venezuela
Musical Mind Venezuela
CD City Venezuela


8/5/2004
The Dreams Concerto at Progression Magazine

David Taylor reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto in his section Globetrotting of Progression Magazine, USA.
Read the complete review here.

"A chamber orchestra, vocals, percussionists, and your basic prog-rock band elements are featured in very colorful arrangements"
"A real showpiece full to the brim with drama and energy, thanks to a bit of flamenco juxtaposed with the more baroque classical directions, not to mention some very Steve Howe-ish speed guitar by the composer"
Progression Magazine, USA


6/14/2004
The Dreams Concerto at Mellotron Magazine, Argentina
Mellotron Magazine from Argentina, one of the best magazines dedicated to progressive and symphonic rock, makes its long-waited return, and features a review of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto.
Read the complete review here.

"Few musicians there are today in the universe of progressive rock that are so ambitious and qualified like Raimundo Rodulfo. This Venezuelan guitarist and composer already had published an elaborate work with his debut work Dreams in the year 2000. And with this, his second studio album, he reached a notable degree of sophistication. The Dreams Concerto is surely one of the most intelligent works of the contemporary movement of progressive rock, taking to the limit the capacity of an artist. Wasn’t that exactly the purpose of progressive rock?"
Mellotron Magazine, Argentina


6/7/2004
Carlos Orozco at the Bath International Music Festival, in England.
Venezuelan Carlos Orozco, considered one of the world best popular harpists, performed at the Bath International Music Festival in England. Carlos performed as soloist, and also as a duo with the world class guitar maestro John Williams.
Carlos Orozco is the harp player in Raimundo Rodulfo's second album "The Dreams Concerto", and in the Official Bootleg "To Live a Dream", this last also featuring his son the prodigious young boy and virtuoso maracas player Caryasenri Orozco.


Left to Right: Carlos Orozco, John Williams


Bath International Music Festival
21 May - 7 June 2004
World renowned music festival drawing international artistes in classical and jazz music. Highlights this year include; Alfredo Perl, Vermeer Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, John Williams, Osiris Piano Trio, Roland Wood, Alisa Weilerstein, The English Touring Opera, Bath Philharmonia, Tim Hugh, Carlos Orozco, Stacey Kent, Ejbjorn Svesson Trio, Lois Sclavis, Brian Kellock, Soweto Kinch and Cortney Pine.
Bath International Music Festival

 

4/12/2004
Raimundo Rodulfo's CDs can now be bought directly from www.RaimundoRodulfo.com through PayPal
"Dream" and "The Dreams Concerto" are now available for purchase at the CONTACT section of this website www.RaimundoRodulfo.com through PayPal, accepting all major credit cards and payment systems.


3/5/2004
Two Raimundo Rodulfo Album Reviews at Eventyr Magazine, Italy
Paolo Formichetti reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's first and second albums, Dreams and The Dreams Concerto, both in the 10th issue of Eventyr Magazine, Italy.
Read the complete reviews here: The Dreams Concerto / Dreams

The Dreams Concerto
"A really very beautiful CD that shines with much bright light between the productions that have come from South America in the last years. Recommended with the highest rating."
"A really very attractive disk in which the classic music is placed side by side or almost perfectly melted with progressive rock. The more classic parts, bytheway the best of the disk, bring again to mind sometimes Bach, sometimes Vivaldi, and some compositions for classic guitar and orchestra (the works of Rodrigo, for example), and are characterized for the absolute absence of drums or electric instruments and, on the contrary, by sumptuous acoustic arrangiamenti with strings, flute and classic guitar to weave continually the beautifulst melodies. In other moments, instead, with the arrival of drums and with Rodulfo who takes the electric guitar, we have a perfect merger between classic and modern music… Demand careful and participating listening to be deeply appreciated."
Eventyr Magazine, Italy

Dreams
"All the tracks are rather pleasant and not lacking of a certain originality, feature this last which finds the greatest expression in the fourth track, not randomly titled "Brainstorm", in which is gone with a certain effectiveness from fusion to reggae until arriving to jazz and blues, making seven minutes of the best progressive."
Eventyr Magazine, Italy


1/12/2004
New: Version 2.0 of The Dreams Concerto's 2nd Movement Mathematical Model. 
Includes audio from 2nd Movement musical segment, synchronized with the real time model's graphic display.
Download installer here. The installer file is almost 5 MB, and is PC/Windows compatible.


9/20/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo's music at Symfo Zone Radio Show, 107.8 FM and 93.1 MHz Cable, at Nijmegen, Holland.
Radio producer Jos Heijmans airplayed Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the Symfo Zone Progressive Rock Radio Show, broadcasted every Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 107.8 FM and 93.1 MHz Cable, at Nijmegen, Holland. Thanks to Jos and all the Symfo Zone staff.


8/23/2003
Two Reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo's Second Live Official Bootleg To Live a Dream 2, at Ragazzi and Progressive Newsletter, Germany.
Volkmar Mantei reviewed the Raimundo Rodulfo's Second Live Official Bootleg To Live a Dream 2, at Ragazzi and the 46th issue of Progressive Newsletter, Germany. Read the reviews here.

"Italian Prog lovers and all fans of the romantic symphony genre will enjoy this work."
"The band plays warmly, the technical presentation of the performances is good. Raimundo Rodulfo composes heavy symphonic songs, which sound typically South American. Melodic weight and deep poetry are just as related to Italian Prog."
Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany


8/21/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo added to the Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock
The comprehensive catalog of progressive rock and related genres artists of the Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock (GEPR) has recently added Raimundo and his complete discography.


8/8/2003
NEW: To LIVE a Dream 2 - Official Bootleg. New live album, virtual full downloadable release by www.RaimundoRodulfo.com

Read REVIEWS

RAIMUNDO RODULFO
To LIVE a Dream 2 - Official Bootleg

"Italian Prog lovers and all fans of the romantic symphony genre will enjoy this work."
"The band plays warmly, the technical presentation of the performances is good. Raimundo Rodulfo composes heavy symphonic songs, which sound typically South American. Melodic weight and deep poetry are just as related to Italian Prog."
Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany

"Great venezuelan musician... a tune with typical latin flavour... a clear influence from Steve Howe in some moments... very pleasant listening! The band that plays with him is really good!"
Melo's ProgBazaar, UK

"Excellent shows, specially the performance of the suite 'Sueños'; on both bootlegs the result was spectacular... master works."
Comments from the Public


8/3/2003
Three New Reviews of The Dreams Concerto at Música Progresiva (Costa Rica), MilleRecords (Italy) and Tempi Duri (Italy)
Three new reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the websites of  Música Progresiva, Costa Rica (written by Johnny Coto, read here), Tempi Duri, Italy and MilleRecords (distributor of the Raimundo's CD's in Italy), Italy (written by Roberto Guarnieri, read here)

"This is one of the best discs produced in Latin America the last years. It is a master work by Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo. It is a disc that shows the greatness which can be obtained from the fusion between various musical genres, from classical music to rock and jazz. I sincerely hope to barely be close to this musical legacy by Raimundo, maybe my words are short but I sincerely recommend you to listen to this work."
Música Progresiva, Costa Rica

"A musician that doesn't have anything to envy to bands that have found a good contract record. The technical style of Rodulfo betrays a visceral passion for neo-classicism, but the entire work is influenced by groups as Jethro Tull, Mike Oldfield and Genesis. A product to listen second to second, and with an amazing 36 pages booklet indeed beautiful. A cd simply unique."
MilleRecords, Italy /
Tempi Duri, Italy


7/29/2003
New Reviews of The Dreams Concerto at two Italian Webzines
Francesco Fabbri reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the Italian webzines "Escursioni Musicale" and "Arlequins" - read full review here.

"A disc that becomes part with full authority of the category 'irrenounceable'"
"Rodulfo, true virtuoso of guitar (and also of bass, I add) simply without to comply in accommodating and self-pleasing elucubrations, possess the innate gift of to charm the listener. The European public, mainly the Italian one, must not to ignore this Artist!"
Escursioni Musicali, Italy / Arlequins, Italy


7/26/2003
To Live a Dream, Official Bootleg at Tales of Wonder, Italy
Luca Alberici reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's Official Bootleg "To Live a Dream" at the Italian webzine "Tales of Wonder" - read full review here.

"This live performance gives me the opportunity to confirm my very positive feedback I wrote about "The Dreams Concerto" album. Raimundo is an incredibly high-skilled musician able to pinch the chords of his guitar as few guitarist can do. He has a very classical background and a clever intellectual approach to music. Listening to his music is actually like "to live a dream", an intense and multicoloured dream, so well represented by Peter Rodulfo's paintings. My deep recommendations is to buy his two official albums and to start the download immediately afterward at www.RaimundoRodulfo.com"
Tales of Wonder, Italy


7/25/2003
The Dreams Concerto at "Gates of Dawn" and "August Carol", Japan
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto was reviewed at the Japanese webzines "Gates of Dawn" and "August Carol"- read full reviews here and here.

"A symphonic album of high level"
August Carol, Japan

"Contents have become well enough serious, featuring the classic & electric guitar which Raimundo Rodulfo plays as soloist, at the same time the classic guitar with the chamber orchestra, and the electric band which is playing in the back among different parts of the concerto. It makes enormously good..."
Gates of Dawn, Japan


7/24/2003
New Sections and Articles About Raimundo Rodulfo in Three Web Portals and Webzines from Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela
Manticornio (Mexico), Kanto do Rock Progressivo (Brazil) and Catuche (Venezuela) have included sections and articles about Raimundo Rodulfo. Click on the links above to visit those sites.

"It's worth listening to the sound of this Venezuelan. In this true 'musical cauldron' exists a mixture of tecno music, Andean music and generous doses of progressive rock, whose result is a sound with proper identity, filled with a pallette of peculiar instruments."
Kanto do Rock Progressivo, Brazil

"
Strong folk elements, musical scores with classical musical structures, experimentations with a contemporary rock as base, jazz colors, and above all, a great sensibility in each one of its parts. Progressive Rock of classical symphony orchestra tendency in a great spectrum of performing."
Manticornio, Mexico


7/21/2003
The Dreams Concerto Review at Movimenti Prog, Italy
Daniel Cutali reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the Italian webzine Movimenti Prog - read full review here.

"Self-produced masterpiece, perhaps one of the best of 2002."
"A contemporary artist between the best and most brilliant ones in circulation."
"It's incredible how Rodulfo, in the middle of an ocean of style influences between which stand out primarily Steve Hackett and Steve Howe, Jethro Tull, Yes and a bite of jazzy tastes, succeeds to unite with a personal revisiting of the classic symphonies and baroque in latin key so much different instrumental sounds without being overwhelming and submerging the listeners without making them lose interest."
Movimenti Prog, Italy


7/3/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo's "To Live a Dream - Official Bootleg" Reviewed at "Rock Hecho en Venezuela".
Williams Leon reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's first official bootleg live album "To Live a Dream" at Rock Hecho en Venezuela (Rock Made in Venezuela).  Click here to read the full review, or here to go to the Raimundo Rodulfo section at RHEV.


7/2/2003
The Dreams Concerto at Acid Dragon Magazine
Roland Roque reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the 34th issue of French progressive music magazine Acid Dragon. Read the full review here.

"This is the second by this excellent musician from Venezuela. Second achievement. The music is more symphonic (divided in 3 movements), featuring a wide range of instruments: sax, violin, flute, mandolin, harpsichord ... And of course great guitars (both acoustic and electric). On a whole, this production by the Latino Mike Oldfield should please to all adventurous ears."
Acid Dragon Magazine, France


6/9/2003
The Dreams Concerto at Something Prog, France
Jerome Vié reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the French webzine "Something Prog" - read full review here.

"A real classical-progressive work with strong Spanish connotations... Raimundo is an excellent guitarist, whether of classic or electric guitar. The music is crystal clear and pours as a waterfall into your wide opened ears. A very beautiful work. Doubtless."
SomethingProg, France


6/8/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo's music at Gagliarchives Radio Show on 88.9 FM Philadelphia and 95.1 FM Burlington, New Jersey
The whole 1st movement of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto is part of the programming playlist for the radio show Gagliarchives at 88.9 FM Philadelphia and 95.1 FM Burlington, New Jersey. This show, considered the most important radio show in the US dedicated to progressive rock, is broadcasted every Saturday Nights Live From 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., and replayed Tuesdays From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aural Moon. Thanks a lot to Tom Gagliardi and all the Gagliarchives staff for airplaying last May 11th a 28-minutes piece of music from an independent progressive artist, something that only a few radio producers in the world dare to do.


6/2/2003
Five new Reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo's "To Live a Dream - Official Bootleg" at "Hairless Heart Herald" (England), "Proglands" (Canada), "Progresiva70s" (Argentina), "Ragazzi" (Germany) and "Progressive and Psichedelic Music" (Belgium)
Five webzines from England, Canada, Argentina, Germany and Belgium review Raimundo Rodulfo's first official bootleg live album "To Live a Dream".  Click on the links below to read the full reviews.

"It is full of life, textures and emotion. Guitar, Spanish and electric are outstanding and the flute and violin pieces are truly beautiful. Raimundo and his fellow musicians gel together coherently and still hang sufficiently ‘loose’ to create that edge."
Hairless Heart Herald, UK
Full review

"This comes out at a great moment, it's an excellent idea to release a live CD only after two previous official releases, even if is not an official release. It's a real gift... The recording really is not so bad and give a great idea of what the band sound live. Also they are over an hour of free music here, so it worst to buy the previous one just to have this one, good chance."
ProgLands, Canada
Full review

"Rodulfo is one of those musicians that use very diverse elements for a musical development that transcends the barriers of styles. Rodulfo is progressive without being endeavored to be it, without to enclose himself in the artificial limitations that some musicians impose to himself. I don't find any purpose in to resemble anybody and on the other hand I see a personal development, so much in his roles on the acoustic guitar and on the electric one. As a composer he takes charge of to make rock, baroque music, Venezuelan folk tradition and a jazzy ingredient visibly present in his work. The incorporation of flute, harp and violin besides the traditional rock instruments, is enricher of his work. I have got pleasantly impressed by this music."
Progresiva70s, Argentina
Full review


"Acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, violin and flute draw a romantic and nevertheless strong progressive outline, which processes influences from the classical period, Venezuelan folklore and jazz. Just in the extended instrumental work, is recognized the parallel to the best time of Premiata Forneria Marconi... Impressive progressive rock in a much better than bootleg sound. Since Raimundo understands much about filigree music architecture, he will bring the PFM community to ecstasy."
Ragazzi, Germany
Full review


"It's clear this group has such a fine tension... 'Suenos' goes beyond the craftsmanship's symphonic music early Genesis explored, with Latin American female voice, progressive rock guitar, etc. Beautiful."
Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium
Full review


6/1/2003
Dreams Reviewed at La Corte Final, Mexico
Carlos Malvido reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's first album "Dreams" at the Mexican progressive rock newsletter "La Corte Final" - read full review here.

"Raimundo has his own vision, his own performing way and a frankly exquisite jazz sound. The compositions together form an all instrumental that one listens upper to down, from principle to end. It is that kind of discs that you enjoy, don't tire and always get you willing to listen to it again, full of those musical accents that charm us who enjoy the symphonic progressive and in which the guitar is given time to sing. Very recommendable."
La Corte Final, Mexico


5/3/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo's Music at Apio Music and Síncopa
The web portals Apio Music and Síncopa, dedicated to Venezuelan music, added the Raimundo Rodulfo information and discography to their sections and catalogs. Visit those pages on the following links:

Raimundo Rodulfo at Síncopa
Raimundo Rodulfo at Apio Music


4/10/2003
NEW: To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg. New live album, virtual full downloadable release by www.RaimundoRodulfo.com

Read REVIEWS

RAIMUNDO RODULFO
To LIVE a Dream - Official Bootleg

"A disc that in the time to come will become a classic."
"A sample of the musical excellence that offers Raimundo Rodulfo and of the great representation that he did of our country in the famous Festival BajaProg."
Rock Hecho en Venezuela, Venezuela

"It's clear this group has such a fine tension... 'Suenos' goes beyond the craftsmanship's symphonic music early Genesis explored, with Latin American female voice, progressive rock guitar, etc. Beautiful."
Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium

"It is full of life, textures and emotion. Guitar, Spanish and electric are outstanding and the flute and violin pieces are truly beautiful. Raimundo and his fellow musicians gel together coherently and still hang sufficiently ‘loose’ to create that edge."
Hairless Heart Herald, UK

"This live performance gives me the opportunity to confirm my very positive feedback I wrote about "The Dreams Concerto" album. Raimundo is an incredibly high-skilled musician able to pinch the chords of his guitar as few guitarist can do. He has a very classical background and a clever intellectual approach to music. Listening to his music is actually like "to live a dream", an intense and multicoloured dream, so well represented by Peter Rodulfo's paintings. My deep recommendations is to buy his two official albums and to start the download immediately afterward at www.RaimundoRodulfo.com"
Tales of Wonder, Italy

"Acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, violin and flute draw a romantic and nevertheless strong progressive outline, which processes influences from the classical period, Venezuelan folklore and jazz. Just in the extended instrumental work, is recognized the parallel to the best time of Premiata Forneria Marconi... Impressive progressive rock in a much better than bootleg sound. Since Raimundo understands much about filigree music architecture, he will bring the PFM community to ecstasy."
Ragazzi, Germany

"Rodulfo is one of those musicians that use very diverse elements for a musical development that transcends the barriers of styles. Rodulfo is progressive without being endeavored to be it, without to enclose himself in the artificial limitations that some musicians impose to himself. I don't find any purpose in to resemble anybody and on the other hand I see a personal development, so much in his roles on the acoustic guitar and on the electric one. As a composer he takes charge of to make rock, baroque music, Venezuelan folk tradition and a jazzy ingredient visibly present in his work. The incorporation of flute, harp and violin besides the traditional rock instruments, is enricher of his work. I have got pleasantly impressed by this music."
Progresiva70s, Argentina

"This comes out at a great moment, it's an excellent idea to release a live CD only after two previous official releases, even if is not an official release. It's a real gift... The recording really is not so bad and give a great idea of what the band sound live. Also they are over an hour of free music here, so it worst to buy the previous one just to have this one, good chance."
ProgLands, Canada

"Congratulations for such a brilliant work that you have offered through your webpage, at this moment I am listening to it and I am completely sure that your performance at BajaProg was one of the best ones, as far as quality and musical innovation, that appeared in the festival. The best of everything is that it is a live work that shows differences respect to which it is heard in studio."
"That was a great idea. I'll be looking forward to the next album. Thanks from NYC!"
"Excellent shows, specially the performance of the suite 'Sueños'; on both bootlegs the result was spectacular... master works."
Comments from the Public


4/3/2003
The Dreams Concerto at Tales of Wonder, Italy
Luca Alberici reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the Italian webzine "Tales of Wonder" - read full review here.

"A versatile and virtuoso Venezuelan artist. This cd is truly a wide kettle of the main progressive schools that the history of music has given to us, enriched by an unique latin taste, a superior guitar playing technique and an impressive intellectual approach to music from a sure well-informed musician. An excellent album from the point of view of the exhibited technical rate... A monumental and intellectually very ambitious album for listen with the ears well connected to the brain !!"
"A monumental and very ambitious cd that I recommend to everyone's looking for complex music played with heart and brain."
Tales of Wonder, Italy


3/4/2003
The Dreams Concerto Review at Progwereld, Holland
Christian Bekhuis reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the dutch webzine Progwereld - read full review here.

"They are still there: musicians with an unrestrained ambition and an identity between classical music and progressive rock. Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo is one of this kind, and after reading the thick booklet featured at this cd, you realize that the expectations become on high musical challenges. Expectations which are most fulfilled in the first part of "The Dreams Concerto", where are Sueños (Dreams) and the short Esperanza. Sueños is a 24-minutes lasting endless flow of superb musical ideas, where we are swung back and forth between traditional parts in which both the classic acoustic guitar and high-tone flute conduct, as well as parts in which Rodulfo's Hackettian/Oldfieldesque delay-crying electric guitar playing is accompanied and more than supported by a vast rock presence."
Progwereld, The Netherlands


2/27/2003
The Dreams Concerto Review at Background Magazine, Holland
The issue # 80 of Background Magazine, Holland, features a review of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto written by Henri Strik - read full review here.

"What a great record this is! We hear on this disc influences from almost all the great musicians on the planet that live and had lived. The classic masters Bach, Bethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart. The progressive rock masters Steve Howe, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Robert Fripp and Ian Anderson. The jazz-rock masters Chic Corea, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Allan Holdsworth. The pop masters George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. And the master of all kind of styles, Frank Zappa. Every time you listen to it you will hear new things. I almost would call it a musical journey into a fantasy dream world. Well done!"
Backgroung Magazine, Holland


2/16/2003
The Dreams Concerto at ProgNaut, USA
Ron Suchs reviewed The Dreams Concerto at ProgNaut, USA.  Read the full review here.

"Guitarist/Composer Raimundo Rodulfo brings symphonic/classic prog back into the new millennium with nods to the giants of the 70's while adding a latin flavor all it's own. Beautiful instrumentation can be found throughout especially in the guitar playing which goes from classical to flamenco to rock within a few moments."
ProgNaut, USA


2/12/2003
The Dreams Concerto at Tarkus Magazine, Norway
Sven Eriksen reviewed The Dreams Concerto at the 23rd issue of Tarkus Magazine, Norway.

"It alternates between rock parts, orchestra parts, and both in unision, and Rodulfo plays both electric and acoustic guitar with high technical skill. The opening is promising with the 24 minute long "Sueños", a symphonic cascade with exquisit interplay between Rodulfo¹s guitars, the band, orchestra and vocalists. It continues with great folk-prog parts lending an ear to both Tull and Focus."
Tarkus Magazine, Norway



2/5/2003
Venezuelan Society of Contemporary Music's Works CD Catalog has added Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto has been added to the Venezuelan Works CD Catalog of the Venezuelan Society of Contemporary Music (SVMC from its initials in Spanish).  Check out that fine collection of music from that beautiful country.


2/2/2003
The Dreams Concerto Review at Babyblaue, Germany
Horst Straske reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the german webzine Babyblaue - read full review here.

"An extremely ambitious production of an outstanding artist. One rarely gets such one perfectly thought out CD release, which musical contents and conceptual contents are in such a manner perfectly co-ordinated... It can reveal finely symphonic elegance in its fullest beauty."
Babyblaue, Germany


1/27/2003
The Dreams Concerto Review at Prog-Résiste Magazine, Belgium
Gilles Arend reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at issue # 31 of Prog-Résiste, Belgium - read full review here.

"Raimundo Rodulfo announces the color and holds his word. After his first published album two years ago (Dreams - Sueños), here is what one could call his grand work... a facility of tempting listening and a cordial beauty."
Prog-Résiste Magazine, Belgium


1/12/2003
The Dreams Concerto at Musea Records, France
Raimundo's second album, The Dreams Concerto, has been added to Musea Records catalog.  Raimundo's first album, Dreams, was Musea's Selection of the Month of January 2001.

"'The Dreams Concerto' (2001) is a magnificent fresco broken up into three long movements, for a total of almost 80 minutes. A multitude of performers, among whom one finds for example the singer Pedro CASTILLO, contribute to the richness of work."
Musea Records, France


1/8/2003
Two Reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo at Margen Magazine, Spain
The issue # 25 of Margen Magazine, Spain, comes with two reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo, one of the show at BajaProg 2002 (written by Juan Jose Salas - read here) and one of The Dreams Concerto album (written by Rafa Dorado- read here).

BajaProg 2002
"The best of this second day was the concert of the Venezuelan RAIMUNDO RODULFO, already in the Theater of the State, who got the most of the applauses. The music of Raimundo Rodulfo has a high complexity and if we add to this a band of musicians (including a girl with a fantastic voice) with an enviable performing capacity, we have no other choice than to recognize the lofty quality of a musician that left us astonished."
Margen Magazine, Spain

The Dreams Concerto
"The Dreams Concerto, in 3 movements and 6 sections, is a living musical work and in continuous expansion, whose philosophy situates in the extension of all the traditional models that have been assimilated in the creative music during the last 4 decades. Yes, creative, since the progressive rock envelope is excessively narrow to harbor the enormity of this disc that sails among the intimate and the sophisticated of jazz, folk, rock and classics and that has been planned with most greatest care and to balance different common sense tempos and states of mind utilizing an extensive rank of harmonies and tones. A must have."
Margen Magazine, Spain


1/6/2003
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto proposed for Best Progressive Rock Album of 2002.
Raimundo Rodulfo's second album "The Dreams Concerto" has been recently proposed and voted for Best Progressive Rock Album of 2002 in several magazines, webzines and discussion groups. Some of those are: Prognosis (USA), Symfo City (Holland), Shroom Productions (USA), Hairless Heart Herald (UK), and the rec.music.progressive Newsgroup.


1/5/2003
The Dreams Concerto Reviewed with Five Stars at Sea of Tranquility, USA
Peter Pardo reviewed with five stars The Dreams Concerto at Sea of Tranquility, USA.  Read the full review here.

"It's not everyday that you get to hear a recording that is just dripping with so much beauty that it almost brings tears to your eyes. This 'concerto' from musician Raimundo Rodulfo is a lush, gorgeous amalgam of progressive rock, South American classical motiffs, and folk, that succeeds on all fronts... This gets my highest rating possible."
Sea of Tranquility, USA
"The Dreams Concerto" is in Sea of Tranquility's Five Star Reviews selection.


12/27/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's BajaProg 2002 show reviewed at Progression Magazine
John Collinge, editor of the Progression Magazine, USA, reviews the sixth edition of the progressive rock festival BajaProg, including the performance by Raimundo Rodulfo at Teatro del Estado, in Mexicali, Baja California Mexico. Read the full review here.

"Rodulfo's compositions are very bright and flowery. His show was highlighted by selections from the recent Dreams Concerto album, including the lengthy title track. Impressive drum and violin solos from his supporting cast punctuated a memorable performance. Rodulfo's band perhaps should have closed the evening rather than open it - their performance was that good."
Progression Magazine, USA


12/18/2002
The Dreams Concerto at Colossus Magazine, Finland
Raimo Eurasto reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the 20th issue of Colossus Magazine, Finland.  Read the full review here.

"'The Dreams Concerto' is an ambitious prime album from a very talented artist."
Colossus Magazine, Finland


10/26/2002
The Dreams Concerto at the Classic Rock Society, England
Paul Allwood reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the 129th issue of Classic Rock Society's "Rock Society Magazine", England.  Read the full review here.

"Many people with an interest in classical music, especially of the Baroque style, will get a lot out of this album. It is certainly well conceived and presented."
Classic Rock Society, UK


10/15/2002
Ten new reviews of The Dreams Concerto from England, Germany, Greece, USA, Spain, Canada and Holland.
Ten new reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto have been published the last month in webzines from England, Germany, Greece, USA, Spain, Canada and Holland. Click on the links below to read the full reviews.

"If it was possible to combine the talents of some great musicians/composers such as Bach, Mozart, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman (to name but a few) at the height of their creativity and produce a piece of music, then Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto would probably be the result."
"The Dreams Concerto must be at the top of the league. This must be the prog album of the year in its class especially as it is unique. In years to come, I've no doubt that the name Rodulfo will be up there with the other great composers and I mean great composers!"
Hairless Heart Herald, UK
Full review

"A beautiful blend between progressive rock and classical music, with Hackett influences and links to EKSEPTION and KING CRIMSON and a Latin American touch. Highly recommended for symphonic progressive lovers!"
"A complex album from Venezuela, mixturing classical music, jazz, South American folk and rock with rich instrumentation. A lot of musicians playing cohesively but, even when music is essentially melodic, maybe this album needs more than one listening to fully enjoy it, due his complexity. A sort of a King Crimson, Vivaldi and a jazz band cross. Very interesting!"
ProgArchives, USA
Full review

"The Dreams Concerto is a fairly solid recent entry into the realm of South American progressive rock... The playing, particularly the guitar, is impressive throughout, with a clear nod in Fripp's general direction. Fans of modern symphonic rock or contemporary sounding South American prog who don't mind a rather bombastic, self-conscious classical angle will want to sit up and take notice of this recording..."
The Giant Progweed, USA
Full review

"The use of several instruments besides the traditional rock instruments makes the sound very rich and much more interesting. It's a very good album."
Tombstone, Greece
Full review

"Raimundo Rodulfo reveals with 'The Dreams Concerto' his quality as composer, arrangeur and guitarist... An impressive work, which I can only recommend."
Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany
Full review

"Sometimes I ask myself, where the people get again and again new ideas for music. In the case of RAIMUNDO RODULFO, Venezuela lodges a guitarist like the best. This versatility on his 'The Dreams Concerto' is already impressive."
Progressive Pages, Germany / Babyblaue, Germany
Full review

"A really well good album coming out in 2002, with lot of Classical elements, traditional Folk, in a prog format that I highly recommand. Excellent work..."
"Believe me this song ('Sueños') is one of the best progressive songs I never heard. Absolutly Superb !"
Proglands, Canada
Full review

"For those who like classical music as well as progressive rock, this might be a concept worthy of attention."
Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands
Full review


9/20/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo third album recording in progress.

Raimundo Rodulfo began the recording sesions of his third album, a project for guitar, group and chamber orchestra which will be named "Libertad" (Freedom). It will contain six pieces, including a 34 minutes suite based in spanish and electric guitars with group and orchestra accompaniment. All the songs are new compositions by Raimundo. Some of the special guests musicians include for the moment Andrés Briceño on drums and horns, Huascar Barradas and Manuel Rojas on flutes, Pedro Castillo and other guest singers on vocals, Pablo Gil Rodulfo on saxophones, Carlos Rodríguez on electric and acoustic bass, Carlos Orozco on harp and Caryansenri Orozco on maracas. The brilliant british artist Peter Rodulfo will be again in charge of the CD cover and booklet's paintings.


9/17/2002
Three reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo at Exposé Magazine
The issue # 25 of Exposé Magazine, USA, comes with three reviews of Raimundo Rodulfo, one of the show at BajaProg 2002 (written by Peter Thelen - read here) and two of The Dreams Concerto album (written by Jim Chokey - read here, and Mac Beaulieu - read here).

BajaProg 2002
"I'm certain that few who saw this set will forget it anytime soon... The best set of the day."
"An intersection of folk, classical and jazz, set to life in a rock setting... A good percentage of their material is acoustic based, some very pastoral, while other pieces are pure virtuosic guitar genious."
Exposé Magazine, USA

The Dreams Concerto
"Simply put, one of the most gorgeous pieces of symphonic rock to come along in recent memory... Highly recommended to symphonic fans who like lots of guitar and baroque influences. One of my favorites so far this year!"
"This disc has class."
Exposé Magazine, USA


9/15/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo in the third issue of ROCK TOTAL magazine. Caracas, Venezuela.

Includes Interview with Raimundo Rodulfo, a review of The Dreams Concerto and a bonus CD which contains the theme Matemática y Arte II from the second movement of The Dreams Concerto.

"' The Dreams Concerto' is a complex, but direct and charming album, rich in textures that evoke different sensations. Highly recommended for people of different tastes, above all for the lovers of musical fusion and quite elaborate and complete works."
Rock Total Magazine, Venezuela


9/14/2002
"Dreams" at La Caja de Música, Spain
Rene Osnaya and Rogelio Blasco review Raimundo Rodulfo's first album "Dreams" at the newsletter "La Caja de música" of the Spanish Progressive Rock Page, Spain.  Read the full reviews here .

"Without any doubt a very interesting discovery, actually this disc forms part of the seleccion of the month of January of MUSEA record label. Raimundo Rodulfo is a great Venezuelan guitarist and aside a good composer. The coolness and the naturality of his compositions are two good attributions in this album."
"All the disc sounds very sincere, fresh, made with an enormous ilusion and this grants it a very special shine that obliges you to listen with care. All the notes, sometimes excessive, are very carefully since Raimundo Rodulfo is a true artisan as musician and composer."
Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain


9/2/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's music at the Latin American symphonic prog folk special in Psyche van het Folk Radio Show,
Radio Centraal, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Gerald Van Waes reviewed Raimundo Rodulfo's "Dreams" and "The Dreams Concerto" albums at PROGRESSIVE & PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC, and dedicated a section of the prog folk special at Psyche van het Folk Radio Show, Radio Centraal, Antwerpen, Belgium, to the Raimundo Rodulfo's music.  Check the radio playlist and the reviews below.

Raimundo Rodulfo's Playlist:

* -Introduction By Raimundo Rodulfo 1 min-
* -Raimundo Rodulfo : Suenos / Dreams
Tr.3, "Nuevos Horizontes" 11 min
Tr.7, "Codigos Universales" 22 min 34
Symphonic progressive instrumental.
* -Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto
Concerto for guitar, group and chamber orchestra
Tr.1,2 First Movement 28 min
Tr.5, Third Movement 16 min 45
Symphonic progressive. Full of tremendous and beautiful parts. Especially the
acoustic guitar parts are superb.

The Dreams Concerto
"Symphonic progressive. Full of tremendous and beautiful parts. Especially the acoustic guitar parts are superb."
"Raimundo evolved a lot since his first album, and developed various of his ideas as if a dream came true. The compositions are much richer, arranged and performed... For various reasons very recommended. Both acoustic guitars as electric guitar playing / arrangements are splendid."
Progressive and Psychedelic Music / Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium

Dreams
"Symphonic progressive. Full of tremendous and beautiful parts. Especially the acoustic guitar parts are superb."
"A recommended CD if you like both symphonic and fusion guitar progressive music."
Progressive and Psychedelic Music / Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium

More information at:
http://psychevanhetfolk.homestead.com/files/latinamerica.txt
http://progressive.homestead.com/VENREVIEW.html
http://progressive.homestead.com/LATINAMERICAPROG.html


8/21/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's THE DREAMS CONCERTO MUSICAL-MATHEMATICAL MODEL
GEOMETRIC FRACTALS GENERATION SOFTWARE

Download here the install file (~5 MB, PC Compatible). This is a software developed by Raimundo Rodulfo, which allows you to see and listen in real time in your computer the evolution of the mathematical model which controls the segment Modelo Exacto de 7! of Matemática y Arte II in the Second Movement of The Dreams Concerto, by a geometric fractals dynamic graphic representation synchronized to the music.


8/21/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's Suite for electric guitar, group and DSP at Syngate.net, Germany
Muestreo al Azar: Suite para Guitarra Eléctrica, Grupo y DSP (Random Sampling: Suite for Electric Guitar, Group, and DSP), the second part of The Dreams Concerto's Second Movement (extrangely the second part of the second movement of the second studio album) is featured on the EM-Charts of the electronic music Web Portal syngate.net in Germany.


8/20/2002
Next gigs:

There are no more new gigs announced for the rest of 2002.

Old Gig Announcements:

  • 03/03/2003. Valencia, Venezuela. Valencia Bike Festival. Raimundo Rodulfo's band with Andrés Briceño as special guest. Place: CC Sambil. (C)
  • 05/25/2002. Caracas, Venezuela. Caracas ArtRock Festival. Raimundo Rodulfo's band with Andrés Briceño as special guest. Place: Sala Corp Banca. (C)
  • 04/17/2002. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. ProgJazz 2002 Festival. Raimundo Rodulfo's band with Andrés Briceño and Manoroz as special guests. Place: UCLA.
  • 03/07/2002. Mexicali, Mexico. BajaProg Festival. Raimundo Rodulfo's band with Andrés Briceño as special guest. Place: Teatro del Estado.
  • 02/11/2001. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. ProgJazz 2001 Festival. Raimundo Rodulfo's band. Place: UCLA.
  • 12/10/2000. Caracas, Venezuela. Opening for The Flower Kings. Place: Santa Rosa de Lima.
  • 11/15/1998. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Ateneo. Raimundo Rodulfo, soloist guitar. Place: Ateneo.

8/10/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's Music at ProgPalace Radio and INetProgramming, USA
Listen to the fine progressive music programming of ProgPalace Radio and INetProgramming.  There you will find a fine selection of music created by progressive artists from around the world, including Raimundo Rodulfo and other Latin American artists and bands.


8/9/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's discography added to Shroom Productions CD catalog, USA
Raimundo Rodulfo's Dreams and The Dreams Concerto albums were added to the fine music catalog of the Texas based Progressive Rock record company Shroom Productions, USA.

The Dreams Concerto
"If you are into classically-based progressive, this could be the album of the year!"
"New album from who is now Venezuela's top progressive musician. The music is grand in scale and very beautiful indeed, with loads of textures and moods."
Shroom Productions, USA

Dreams
"Another unknown heavy symphonic, concept album gem from Venezuela. This sounds very 70's, and has outstanding keyboards with flute... It is amazing where great stuff comes from sometimes!"
Shroom Productions, USA


7/27/2002
The Dreams Concerto at Journal Letras
Journalist Leonardo Biggot reviews Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto at the Venezuelan weekly journal Letras.  Read the full article here.

"The Dreams Concerto is a recommendable album in all its extension."
Newspaper Letras, Venezuela / noticierodigital.com, Venezuela


7/8/2002
The Dreams Concerto at the "BEST" Selection of the Japanese Record Company Gardenshed's Catalog.
The record company Gardenshed of Japan, included the Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto on its "BEST" selection catalog for this season.  Click here to visit Gardenshed's "Best" section.

"The previous production is exceeded as much as possible. Full heart work."
Gardenshed, Japan


6/27/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's Show at BajaProg 2002 Reviewed at Background Magazine, Holland
Henri Strik reviewed Raimundo Rodulfo's show at BajaProg 2002, Baja California Mexico, on March 7 2002, at the 78th issue of Background Magazine, Holland.  Read the full review here.

"Raimundo himself is a master on the acoustic and electric guitar, some people already called him the "Latin Steve Howe". For a Western European the music of Raimundo Rodulfo seemed to be very complex, but on the other hand you know that he is doing something really special."
Backgroung Magazine, The Netherlands


6/22/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto receives the highest rank and is tagged as Recommended at DPRP, Holland
Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto receives the highest rank at the 2002 Volume 23 of CDReviews by the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, Holland. Remco Schoenmakers' review estates that "This album is something really special. Rodulfo mixes classical music with rock in a way I have not yet heard before, all sounding perfectly natural", and entered the album to the "DPRP Recommended" selection.

"This album is something really special. Rodulfo mixes classical music with rock in a way I have not yet heard before, all sounding perfectly natural... For people with a classical music background, combined with a love for prog rock, I believe this album is essential..."
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands
"The Dreams Concerto" is in
DPRP Recommended selection.


5/28/2002
Dreams at Colossus Magazine, Finland
Raimo Eurasto reviews Raimundo's first album "Dreams" at the 14th issue of Colossous Magazine, Finland.  Read the full review here.

"This album can be recommended for the people who like jazz fusion and progressive music."
Colossus Magazine, Finland


5/26/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's Show at BajaProg 2002 Reviewed at Prog4You, USA
Stephen Ellis (Captain MDA) reviewed Raimundo Rodulfo's show at BajaProg 2002, Baja California Mexico, on March 7 2002, at Prog4You, USA.  Read the full review here.

"All I can say is WOW! I could not have asked for a better band to renew my faith in music... This was a band full of energy and passion. A band that without pretentiousness plowed the fertile ground of art and rock. Raimundo, while very much a soloist, integrated well all the various aspects and feel of such a large band... Highly recommended."
Prog4You, USA


4/17/2002
ProgJazz 2002. Show with Pablo Gil Jazz Ensemble, Andrés Briceño and Carlos Orozco as special guests.
Peter Rodulfo show: Works inspired in Raimundo Rodulfo's music.
Drum Clinic by Andrés Briceño.
Andrés Briceño and Raimundo Rodulfo interviewed at Jazz Radio Show La Conexión Alternativa.

Barquisimeto, Venezuela 04/17/2002 and 04/18/2002

Read REVIEWS

Raimundo Rodulfo played at ProgJazz 2002, opening the show for Pablo Gil Jazz Ensemble, with Andrés Briceño and Carlos Orozco as special guests, at UCLA's Ambrosio Oropeza Auditorium in Barquisimeto. Watch some videoclips and pictures from the show, and click here to read media and audience's reviews.
Raimundo Rodulfo was acompaigned by an 11 musicians big band: Andrés Briceño (drums and flugelhorn), Beatriz Rivas (voice in first movement of The Dreams Concerto), Carlos Orozco (harp in Esperanza and Matemática y Arte II), Lermit Martínez (keyboards), César Romano (violin), Manuel Rojas (flute), Alejandro Socorro (percussion), Ricardo Furiati (bass), Carlos Rodriguez (acoustic bass in Esperanza and electric bass in Matemática y Arte II), Caryasenri Orozco (maracas in Esperanza) and Raimundo Rodulfo (classic, acoustic and electric guitars and backing vocals).
At the art gallery of the auditorium was performed a Peter Rodulfo show, featuring 12 paintings inspired in Raimundo Rodulfo's music, some of them included in the art of the albums Dreams and The Dreams Concerto.
Andrés Briceño was at UCLA the next day april 18 teaching a drum clinic, with a short participation by Raimundo Rodulfo, Carlos Rodríguez and César Romano to perform Raimundo Rodulfo's Matemática y Arte II (2nd. Mov. of The Dreams Concerto), as a support for the class material.  Click here to see pictures from the clinic.
That same day Andrés Briceño and Raimundo were interviewed at Jazz Radio Show La Conexión Alternativa, hosted by journalist and producer Jose Rafael Colmenares.
Read the press releases of the concert by the daily newspaper El Impulso here.

"The responsible for opening the jazz night was the young Venezuelan talent Raimundo Rodulfo, who accompanied of his ten musicians band captivated the audience thanks to the fusion that he does of the baroque music, the academic and the classic with the folk rhythms. Raimundo Rodulfo is a guitarist and composer, two qualities that allow him to explore and to create with versatility his musical notes. The young guitarist interpreted themes of his two record productions Dreams and The Dreams Concerto, managing to stand the audience up of their seats."
Newspaper El Impulso, Venezuela


4/16/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo's new album Release Event
Raimundo Rodulfo and friends, including musicians, producers and members of the media, celebrated the release of The Dreams Concerto, new Raimundo's album, at Coco Music, Barquisimeto Venezuela. The release coctail event was produced by Coco Music's owner Zuly Perdomo and hosted by journalist and radio producer Jose Rafael Colmenares. Read the event press notice from newspaper El Impulso here, and see pictures of the event here.


3/7/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo at BAJAPROG VI (2002). Mexicali, Mexico 03/07/2002

Raimundo Rodulfo performed with an eight musicians ensemble at the 6th edition of BajaProg festival, in Mexicali, Baja California, México. Also, the new album The Dreams Concerto was presented to the audience. The Raimundo Rodulfo ensemble featured the reknown venezuelan drummer Andrés Briceño at drums and flugelhorn, and female singer Beatriz Rivas as special guest in the first movement of The Dreams Concerto. Also were Lermit Martínez (keyboards), César Romano (violin), Manuel Rojas (flute), Alejandro Socorro (percussion), Ricardo Furiati (bass) and Raimundo Rodulfo (classic, acoustic and electric guitars and backing vocals). Watch some videoclips extracted from the DVD of the show, and pictures as well.
Press notices of this concert were published by several journals, newspapers, magazines, webzines and other media. Click on the following links to read the complete articles.

Link to the article

Source

Writer

Country

Language

BajaProg VI Prog4You Captain MDA USA English
BajaProg VI Exposé Peter Thelen USA English
BajaProg VI Background Magazine Henri Strik The Netherlands English
BajaProg VI Margen Magazine Juan José Salas Spain Spanish
BajaProg VI Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música Jose Luis Martínez Spain Spanish
BajaProg VI Progression Magazine ? USA English
BajaProg VI e-Prog David Levkovitz USA English
BajaProg VI Diario El Impulso Liza Canelón Venezuela Spanish
BajaProg VI BajaProg ? Mexico English
BajaProg VI Diario La Voz de la Frontera Gilberto Cruzmanjárrez Mexico Spanish
BajaProg VI Progresiva70s Juan Berrenechea Argentina Spanish
BajaProg VI RockAxis Juan Berrenechea Chile Spanish
BajaProg VI Nucleus Juan Berrenechea Argentina Spanish
BajaProg VI Nik Turner Nik Turner UK English

"All I can say is WOW! I could not have asked for a better band to renew my faith in music... This was a band full of energy and passion. A band that without pretentiousness plowed the fertile ground of art and rock. Raimundo, while very much a soloist, integrated well all the various aspects and feel of such a large band... Highly recommended."
Prog4You, USA

"I'm certain that few who saw this set will forget it anytime soon... The best set of the day."
"An intersection of folk, classical and jazz, set to life in a rock setting... A good percentage of their material is acoustic based, some very pastoral, while other pieces are pure virtuosic guitar genious."
Exposé Magazine, USA

"The best of this second day was the concert of the Venezuelan RAIMUNDO RODULFO, already in the Theater of the State, who got the most of the applauses. The music of Raimundo Rodulfo has a high complexity and if we add to this a band of musicians (including a girl with a fantastic voice) with an enviable performing capacity, we have no other choice than to recognize the lofty quality of a musician that left us astonished."
Margen Magazine, Spain

"If one group has impacted the public of BajaProg, this is the Raimundo Rodulfo's one. The way he plays his acoustic guitar began to make us try to count his fingers therefore with five in each hand seemed impossible to do. It was impressive, the Chamber Music conjunction with Rock derived in a full concert of virtuosity not only his but of his companions. Finally, very good."
Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain

"The initial show was adorned by the band of Raimundo Rodulfo, which gave a true show mixing contemporary and classical music. In the stage could be appreciated 8 members that gave the best of theirselves. The enrapt audience, by the action of the band, did not finish to admire to each one of the members and especially to the leader, who handled electric guitars as well as acoustic, causing that it seemed as they were one more extremity of his body."
Newspaper La Voz de la Frontera, Mexico

"Raimundo himself is a master on the acoustic and electric guitar, some people already called him the "Latin Steve Howe". For a Western European the music of Raimundo Rodulfo seemed to be very complex, but on the other hand you know that he is doing something really special."
Backgroung Magazine, The Netherlands

"Rodulfo's compositions are very bright and flowery. His show was highlighted by selections from the recent Dreams Concerto album, including the lengthy title track. Impressive drum and violin solos from his supporting cast punctuated a memorable performance. Rodulfo's band perhaps should have closed the evening rather than open it - their performance was that good."
Progression Magazine, USA

"An amazing guitar player"
"One of the best acts of the whole festival. A nice surprice."
e-Prog, USA

"Raimundo Rodulfo, pretty cool, wild keyboard... Nice songs, atmospheric."
Nik Turner, UK

"Guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo of Venezuela opened the event with an ensemble of very talented musicians in diverse instruments as violin, keyboards, flute, percussions and that included drummer Andrés Briceño, renown talent of his country."
Progresiva70s, Argentina / Rockaxis, Chile / Nucleus, Argentina



3/6/2002
Raimundo Rodulfo Acoustic performance and interview at Radio Universidad. University of Baja California, Mexico.

Raimundo Rodulfo and his band performed acoustic versions of "Esperanza" and "Hard Times" with an eight musicians ensemble at Radio Universidad, University of Baja California, Mexico. Roberto Lupercio, producer and host of the radio show Rock Evolucion, interviewed Raimundo and announced his upcoming concert at the 6th edition of BajaProg festival, in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The radio program included also attendance and interviews with Par Lindh (Sweden) and Akineton Retard (Chile). Click here to see pictures of the performance.


2/15/2002
Second album release: THE DREAMS CONCERTO

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Now available, the new Raimundo Rodulfo album, featuring a Concerto for Guitar, Group and Chamber Orchestra in three movements, presenting a 15 musicians ensemble, including some very special guests. More information here.

"If you are into classically-based progressive, this could be the album of the year!"
"New album from who is now Venezuela's top progressive musician. The music is grand in scale and very beautiful indeed, with loads of textures and moods."
Shroom Productions, USA

"If it was possible to combine the talents of some great musicians/composers such as Bach, Mozart, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman (to name but a few) at the height of their creativity and produce a piece of music, then Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo's The Dreams Concerto would probably be the result."
"The Dreams Concerto must be at the top of the league. This must be the prog album of the year in its class especially as it is unique. In years to come, I've no doubt that the name Rodulfo will be up there with the other great composers and I mean great composers!"
Hairless Heart Herald, UK

"It's not everyday that you get to hear a recording that is just dripping with so much beauty that it almost brings tears to your eyes. This 'concerto' from musician Raimundo Rodulfo is a lush, gorgeous amalgam of progressive rock, South American classical motiffs, and folk, that succeeds on all fronts... This gets my highest rating possible."
Sea of Tranquility, USA
"The Dreams Concerto" is in Sea of Tranquility's Five Star Reviews selection.

"Few musicians there are today in the universe of progressive rock that are so ambitious and qualified like Raimundo Rodulfo. This Venezuelan guitarist and composer already had published an elaborate work with his debut work Dreams in the year 2000. And with this, his second studio album, he reached a notable degree of sophistication. The Dreams Concerto is surely one of the most intelligent works of the contemporary movement of progressive rock, taking to the limit the capacity of an artist. Wasn’t that exactly the purpose of progressive rock?"
Mellotron Magazine, Argentina

"A chamber orchestra, vocals, percussionists, and your basic prog-rock band elements are featured in very colorful arrangements"
"A real showpiece full to the brim with drama and energy, thanks to a bit of flamenco juxtaposed with the more baroque classical directions, not to mention some very Steve Howe-ish speed guitar by the composer"
Progression Magazine, USA

"A magnificent fresco divided into three long movements"
Harmonie Magazine, France

"A beautiful blend between progressive rock and classical music, with Hackett influences and links to EKSEPTION and KING CRIMSON and a Latin American touch. Highly recommended for symphonic progressive lovers!"
"A complex album from Venezuela, mixturing classical music, jazz, South American folk and rock with rich instrumentation. A lot of musicians playing cohesively but, even when music is essentially melodic, maybe this album needs more than one listening to fully enjoy it, due his complexity. A sort of a King Crimson, Vivaldi and a jazz band cross. Very interesting!"
ProgArchives, USA

"What a great record this is! We hear on this disc influences from almost all the great musicians on the planet that live and had lived. The classic masters Bach, Bethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart. The progressive rock masters Steve Howe, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Robert Fripp and Ian Anderson. The jazz-rock masters Chic Corea, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Allan Holdsworth. The pop masters George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. And the master of all kind of styles, Frank Zappa. Every time you listen to it you will hear new things. I almost would call it a musical journey into a fantasy dream world. Well done!"
Background Magazine, The Netherlands

"It is absolutely stunning. It is amazing and beautiful, encompassing varying moods, styles and colours… Rodulfo is a fantastic guitarist (rather, multi-instrumentalist), surrounded by equally talented folks on a variety of instruments. The Dreams Concerto is a thoroughly stunning and epic work that is a pleasure to listen to. Varied enough that you will discover something new upon each listen, but not so varied as to be disjoined - everything flows seamlessly together with a measured ebb and flow. Seek this one out."
Progressive World, USA
"The Dreams Concerto" is in
Progressive World's April's Five Star Reviews for April 2003.

"A versatile and virtuoso Venezuelan artist. This cd is truly a wide kettle of the main progressive schools that the history of music has given to us, enriched by an unique latin taste, a superior guitar playing technique and an impressive intellectual approach to music from a sure well-informed musician. An excellent album from the point of view of the exhibited technical rate... A monumental and intellectually very ambitious album for listen with the ears well connected to the brain !!"
"A monumental and very ambitious cd that I recommend to everyone's looking for complex music played with heart and brain."
Tales of Wonder, Italy

"The Dreams Concerto, in 3 movements and 6 sections, is a living musical work and in continuous expansion, whose philosophy situates in the extension of all the traditional models that have been assimilated in the creative music during the last 4 decades. Yes, creative, since the progressive rock envelope is excessively narrow to harbor the enormity of this disc that sails among the intimate and the sophisticated of jazz, folk, rock and classics and that has been planned with most greatest care and to balance different common sense tempos and states of mind utilizing an extensive rank of harmonies and tones. A must have."
Margen Magazine, Spain

"This is one of the best discs produced in Latin America the last years. It is a master work by Venezuelan musician Raimundo Rodulfo. It is a disc that shows the greatness which can be obtained from the fusion between various musical genres, from classical music to rock and jazz. I sincerely hope to barely be close to this musical legacy by Raimundo, maybe my words are short but I sincerely recommend you to listen to this work."
Música Progresiva, Costa Rica

"A really well good album coming out in 2002, with lot of Classical elements, traditional Folk, in a prog format that I highly recommand. Excellent work..."
"Believe me this song ('Sueños') is one of the best progressive songs I never heard. Absolutly Superb !"
Proglands, Canada

"This album is something really special. Rodulfo mixes classical music with rock in a way I have not yet heard before, all sounding perfectly natural... For people with a classical music background, combined with a love for prog rock, I believe this album is essential..."
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands
"The Dreams Concerto" is in
DPRP Recommended selection.

"Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo is a highly-skilled guitarist, whether playing acoustic, classical, electric, or bass guitar or even mandolin."
"Highly recommended."
Kinesis, USA

"A disc that becomes part with full authority of the category 'irrenounceable'"
"Rodulfo, true virtuoso of guitar (and also of bass, I add) simply without to comply in accommodating and self-pleasing elucubrations, possess the innate gift of to charm the listener. The European public, mainly the Italian one, must not to ignore this Artist!"
Escursioni Musicali, Italy / Arlequins, Italy

"For those who like classical music as well as progressive rock, this might be a concept worthy of attention."
Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands

"Simply put, one of the most gorgeous pieces of symphonic rock to come along in recent memory... Highly recommended to symphonic fans who like lots of guitar and baroque influences. One of my favorites so far this year!"
"This disc has class."
Exposé Magazine, USA

"A really very beautiful CD that shines with much bright light between the productions that have come from South America in the last years. Recommended with the highest rating."
"A really very attractive disk in which the classic music is placed side by side or almost perfectly melted with progressive rock. The more classic parts, bytheway the best of the disk, bring again to mind sometimes Bach, sometimes Vivaldi, and some compositions for classic guitar and orchestra (the works of Rodrigo, for example), and are characterized for the absolute absence of drums or electric instruments and, on the contrary, by sumptuous acoustic arrangiamenti with strings, flute and classic guitar to weave continually the beautifulst melodies. In other moments, instead, with the arrival of drums and with Rodulfo who takes the electric guitar, we have a perfect merger between classic and modern music… Demand careful and participating listening to be deeply appreciated."
Eventyr Magazine, Italy

"'The Dreams Concerto' is an ambitious prime album from a very talented artist."
Colossus Magazine, Finland

"Symphonic progressive. Full of tremendous and beautiful parts. Especially the acoustic guitar parts are superb."
"Raimundo evolved a lot since his first album, and developed various of his ideas as if a dream came true. The compositions are much richer, arranged and performed... For various reasons very recommended. Both acoustic guitars as electric guitar playing / arrangements are splendid."
Progressive and Psychedelic Music / Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium

"The use of several instruments besides the traditional rock instruments makes the sound very rich and much more interesting. It's a very good album."
Tombstone, Greece

"Raimundo Rodulfo reveals with 'The Dreams Concerto' his quality as composer, arrangeur and guitarist... An impressive work, which I can only recommend."
Ragazzi, Germany / Progressive Newsletter, Germany

"Sometimes I ask myself, where the people get again and again new ideas for music. In the case of RAIMUNDO RODULFO, Venezuela lodges a guitarist like the best. This versatility on his 'The Dreams Concerto' is already impressive."
Progressive Pages, Germany

"Beautiful stuff. Killer guitar plus sax, flute, harp, violin, plus lots more."
Of Sound Mind, USA

"A real classical-progressive work with strong Spanish connotations... Raimundo is an excellent guitarist, whether of classic or electric guitar. The music is crystal clear and pours as a waterfall into your wide opened ears. A very beautiful work. Doubtless."
SomethingProg, France

"The Dreams Concerto is a recommendable album in all its extension."
Newspaper Letras, Venezuela / noticierodigital.com, Venezuela

"' The Dreams Concerto' is a complex, but direct and charming album, rich in textures that evoke different sensations. Highly recommended for people of different tastes, above all for the lovers of musical fusion and quite elaborate and complete works."
Rock Total Magazine, Venezuela

"Raimundo Rodulfo announces the color and holds his word. After his first published album two years ago (Dreams - Sueños), here is what one could call his grand work... a facility of tempting listening and a cordial beauty."
Prog-Résiste Magazine, Belgium

"The music has a lot of variation and some great moments... The electric guitar solo in the end (1st Mov.) is great and is played with a lot of passion. It (3rd Mov.) includes fantastic work on classical guitar and it reminds me somehow of the classical album Anthony Phillips made together with Enrique Berro Gracia. But at the same time the high speed guitar playing reminds me of one of my guitar heroes; Al diMeola. There are beautiful parts with acoustic instruments like classical guitar, violins, flutes and harp. Also you can find some beautiful melodic guitar solos."
ProgVisions, Spain / The Netherlands

"An extremely ambitious production of an outstanding artist. One rarely gets such one perfectly thought out CD release, which musical contents and conceptual contents are in such a manner perfectly co-ordinated... It can reveal finely symphonic elegance in its fullest beauty."
Babyblaue, Germany

"Guitarist/Composer Raimundo Rodulfo brings symphonic/classic prog back into the new millennium with nods to the giants of the 70's while adding a latin flavor all it's own. Beautiful instrumentation can be found throughout especially in the guitar playing which goes from classical to flamenco to rock within a few moments."
ProgNaut, USA

"Many people with an interest in classical music, especially of the Baroque style, will get a lot out of this album. It is certainly well conceived and presented.
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Classic Rock Society, UK

"This is the second by this excellent musician from Venezuela. Second achievement. The music is more symphonic (divided in 3 movements), featuring a wide range of instruments: sax, violin, flute, mandolin, harpsichord ... And of course great guitars (both acoustic and electric). On a whole, this production by the Latino Mike Oldfield should please to all adventurous ears."
Acid Dragon Magazine, France

"'The Dreams Concerto' (2001) is a magnificent fresco broken up into three long movements, for a total of almost 80 minutes. A multitude of performers, among whom one finds for example the singer Pedro CASTILLO, contribute to the richness of work."
Musea Records, France

"A musician that doesn't have anything to envy to bands that have found a good contract record. The technical style of Rodulfo betrays a visceral passion for neo-classicism, but the entire work is influenced by groups as Jethro Tull, Mike Oldfield and Genesis. A product to listen second to second, and with an amazing 36 pages booklet indeed beautiful. A cd simply unique."
MilleRecords, Italy /
Tempi Duri, Italy

"The previous production is exceeded as much as possible. Full heart work."
Gardenshed, Japan

"A symphonic album of high level"
August Carol, Japan

"Contents have become well enough serious, featuring the classic & electric guitar which Raimundo Rodulfo plays as soloist, at the same time the classic guitar with the chamber orchestra, and the electric band which is playing in the back among different parts of the concerto. It makes enormously good..."
Gates of Dawn, Japan

"Rather than calling it the solo album of a guitarist, it sounds with the power of a real symphonic rock band"
"The music has a high degree of completion which makes you think of ESTRUCTURA from the same country"
Yahoo Auctions Japan

"Self-produced masterpiece, perhaps one of the best of 2002."
"A contemporary artist between the best and most brilliant ones in circulation."
"It's incredible how Rodulfo, in the middle of an ocean of style influences between which stand out primarily Steve Hackett and Steve Howe, Jethro Tull, Yes and a bite of jazzy tastes, succeeds to unite with a personal revisiting of the classic symphonies and baroque in latin key so much different instrumental sounds without being overwhelming and submerging the listeners without making them lose interest."
Movimenti Prog, Italy

"
It alternates between rock parts, orchestra parts, and both in unision, and Rodulfo plays both electric and acoustic guitar with high technical skill. The opening is promising with the 24 minute long "Sueños", a symphonic cascade with exquisit interplay between Rodulfo¹s guitars, the band, orchestra and vocalists. It continues with great folk-prog parts lending an ear to both Tull and Focus."
Tarkus Magazine, Norway

"Excellent second CD of this Venezuelan project which played recently in BajaProg 2002. Digipack edition with book."
Rock Symphony, Brazil

"The Dreams Concerto is a work with a classical music concerto structure, and a chamber orchestra including progressive rock instruments, electric guitar, synthetizers, drums, bass, etc. It includes a female singer with a soprano style, although the vocals don't predominate in this work. I strongly recommend it. If you see it, don't hesitate to buy it."
"This second album of Raimundo is very good... This Dreams Concerto is an album even more academic than the first one, called Dreams, which obviously is the precursor of the sound of this excellent guitarist."
República Progresiva, Mexico

"They are still there: musicians with an unrestrained ambition and an identity between classical music and progressive rock. Venezuelan Raimundo Rodulfo is one of this kind, and after reading the thick booklet featured at this cd, you realize that the expectations become on high musical challenges. Expectations which are most fulfilled in the first part of "The Dreams Concerto", where are Sueños (Dreams) and the short Esperanza. Sueños is a 24-minutes lasting endless flow of superb musical ideas, where we are swung back and forth between traditional parts in which both the classic acoustic guitar and high-tone flute conduct, as well as parts in which Rodulfo's Hackettian/Oldfieldesque delay-crying electric guitar playing is accompanied and more than supported by a vast rock presence."
Progwereld, The Netherlands

"The Dreams Concerto is a fairly solid recent entry into the realm of South American progressive rock... The playing, particularly the guitar, is impressive throughout, with a clear nod in Fripp's general direction. Fans of modern symphonic rock or contemporary sounding South American prog who don't mind a rather bombastic, self-conscious classical angle will want to sit up and take notice of this recording..."
The Giant Progweed, USA

"Great stuff! Highly recommended to fans of vintage Steve Hackett and Italian progressive rock! Probably the best progressive rock CD to ever come out of Venezuela!"
"One of my all-time favourites."
"I bought your The Dreams Concerto some months ago and I really love it - it´s really a great album."
"Great booklet, with Peter's very beautiful paintings! But your CD has suprised me not only on the visual side. Till now I have listened to it only once, so my opinion can obviously be incomplete and imperfect; nevertheless I dare say you that your music is WONDERFUL: romantic, symphonic, latin prog rock full of good ideas and rich in creative moods. I really believe that Italians could like a lot your compositions, so it's important that in my country, too, prog fans know your CDs."
"I have listened to your CD more times, and I confirm you my first impression: your music is really great, very technical but also very emotional."
"I'm your fan now! You're a real great musician and I love "The Dreams Concerto"! It was a revelation to me!"
"I do not recover yet from the astonishment of such work (The Dreams Concerto). Incredible. From the book of presentation, really fabulous in concept and content, to the musical criterion and musical capacity it is a work as not very often I listened in my life. Sincerely. I admire very much the people like you who have ambitious ideas, and not only have them but make them real. And how! I personally enjoy very much the combination of classic/rock with 'real' instruments, that so rarely are used the last times, because of money or lack of ambition."
"I liked it much, is very well done in all the aspects: performing, composition, recording, art... It is quite ambitious, and without spirit to establish any comparison, I listen to reminiscences of some bands that I like much, among them Yes (by the Howe side), Mahavishnu Orchestra and Il Rovescio Della Medaglia. The disc has a lot of personality… I am sure that internationally it will have more repercussion than here."
"What so good is your new disc!!! Today I listened to it for the first time and I was listening to it three more times. A very deep, serious and enjoyable work. It is the type of work that whenever you hear it allows you to find something new on it. It is really the more interesting CD that I have listened to this year. Congratulations."
"Very interesting South American/world music with Spanish vocals and an orchestra."
"The truth, the simple idea by which this album was developed (the equations and all of that – and I study engineering) seemed brilliant to me. It is unquestionably, one of best discs of the year, even when this year promises a lot (Wakeman, Arena, Rush, etc.). A friend bought your album and he fell in love with your music, inclusively, his wife (whom does not like anything that has an electrical guitar included) loved it."
Comments from the Public


11/25/2001
Dreams at Mellotron Magazine
Andres Valle reviews Raimundo's first album Dreams at the 30th issue of Mellotron Magazine, Argentina. Read the complete review here.

"One disc intimate, personal and indoubtedly charming. One trip to a magical world, of great beauty."
Mellotron Magazine, Argentina


11/17/2001
Dreams at Exposé Magazine
Jim Chokey reviews Raimundo's first album Dreams at the 22nd issue of Exposé magazine, USA. Read the complete review here.

"From the lively 6/8 opener 'Laberinto' to the 21-minute, seven-part closing suite 'Códigos Universales' the CD offers some of the most exciting instrumental symphonic rock that I've heard in a long time... Very highly recommended."
Exposé Magazine, USA.


8/23/2001
Dreams at Musical Box Magazine, Brazil
Emerlist Davjack reviews Raimundo's first album "Dreams" at the 3rd issue of Musical Box Magazine, Brazil. Read the full review here.

"A quality work that will surely please the Symphonic Progressive lovers."
Musical Box Magazine, Brazil


6/19/2001
Dreams at Margen Magazine, Spain
Carlos Jauregui reviews Raimundo's first album "Dreams" at the 22nd issue of Margen Magazine, Spain. Read the full review here.

"There are musicians/composers that play like the Gods. The Venezuelan guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo is one of them and his first disc, Dreams, a marvelous rainbow of related tones that are accommodated in a ductile instrumental style and narrative that convinces since the first minute and doesn't decay in the long hour and seven compositions, included the suite Universal Codes in 7 parts and almost 22 minutes long."
Margen Magazine, Spain


6/6/2001
Dreams at Background Magazine, Holland
Erik Neuteboom reviews Raimundo's first album "Dreams" at the 74th issue of Background Magazine, Holland. Read the full review here.

"Here's the Latin American Steve Howe: the music on this CD is carried by his outstanding guitar play."
Background Magazine, The Netherlands


6/2/2001
Three new reviews of Dreams at webzines from Holland and Chile
The first Raimundo Rodulfo album "Dreams" is reviewed at the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (DPRP), Holland; Axiom of Choice, Holland; and El Vigía de los Cielos, Chile. Read the reviews below.

"It is quite a gem if you are interested in calm, moody and semi-acoustic music. This must also be the reason that Musea Records has selected this album as their pick of the month January... It has all the quality to deserve a good marketing and distribution channel."
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands
Full review

"If you liked Steve Howe's acoustic pieces on Fragile, then this might be something for you. The music has complexity, is often classically styled, but is also filled with various folk music influences."
Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands
Full review

"It traps us in a vortex of rhythms and sonorous experiences mixed with electronic and natural elements all they born in Raimundo's strings."
El Vigía de los Cielos, Chile
Full review


2/11/2001
ProgJazz 2001. Show with Andrés Briceño, Orlando Poleo and Pablo Gil.
Jazz Improvisation Master Clases by Pablo Gil Rodulfo.
Barquisimeto, Venezuela 02/11/2001 and 02/12/2001

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Raimundo Rodulfo show: February 12-2001, at the Ambrosio Oropeza Auditorium, UCLA, Barquisimeto, opening for the Andrés Briceño band, with Pablo Gil Rodulfo and Orlando Poleo as special guests. Watch some videoclips and pictures from the show, and click here to read media and audience's reviews.
Pablo Gil Rodulfo was at UCLA February 11-2000, teaching his master classes in Jazz Improvisation.


1/24/2001
Dreams at the MUSEA Records's Selection of the Month.

Musea Records of France selected Dreams in January as the album of the month from its distribution catalog. You can look at the Selection of the Month section at Musea's homepage: www.musearecords.com

MUSEA Selection of the Month
Many music fans informed us about their doubts when receiving our catalog and additions, facing the huge quantity of new releases offered by today's progressive scene.
Here, at MUSEA, we receive almost all new progressive releases published in the world; after listening to them, we make a selection to include in our catalog only the works which seem really interesting; all other releases are rejected and do not appear in this catalog. Theorically, we could then recommend to you ALL new releases from this catalog. In fact, since the date of our last addition, in less than five month, more than 200 new references are here proposed to you, ie more than one every day ! Obviously only very rich people could afford such an expense !
This is the reason why we offer you our MUSEA Selection of the month for two purposes:
- to select amongst those many new relesases the few most important ones and help you to choose.
- eventually, this selection is offered with an important discount.
By this initiative, we wish to satisfy you still more and share with you the pleasure we have with these musical discoveries.
And for January:
GERARD " The Ruins of A Glassfortress" - SOLAR PROJECT "5" - RAIMUNDO RODULFO "Suenos Dreams"
Alain ROBERT. (C) 2000 by MUSEA


12/22/2000
Dreams: first CD release.

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This is an artistic work featuring seven own compositions for guitar and group, a literary element consistent in a Sci-Fi tale I wrote related to the music, a plastic element consistent in paintings by the renown british artist Peter Rodulfo, and illustrations by the venezuela's artist Anabella Delgado, and an audiovisual multimedia element, featuring videoclips and miscellaneous data. More information here.
Click here to listen to the samples of the seven songs from the CD.

"From the lively 6/8 opener 'Laberinto' to the 21-minute, seven-part closing suite 'Códigos Universales' the CD offers some of the most exciting instrumental symphonic rock that I've heard in a long time... Very highly recommended."
Exposé Magazine, USA

"Highly recommended."
Kinesis, USA

"Another unknown heavy symphonic, concept album gem from Venezuela. This sounds very 70's, and has outstanding keyboards with flute... It is amazing where great stuff comes from sometimes!"
Shroom Productions, USA

"Here's the Latin American Steve Howe: the music on this CD is carried by his outstanding guitar play."
Background Magazine, The Netherlands

"There are musicians/composers that play like the Gods. The Venezuelan guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo is one of them and his first disc, Dreams, a marvelous rainbow of related tones that are accommodated in a ductile instrumental style and narrative that convinces since the first minute and doesn't decay in the long hour and seven compositions, included the suite Universal Codes in 7 parts and almost 22 minutes long."
Margen Magazine, Spain

"It is quite a gem if you are interested in calm, moody and semi-acoustic music. This must also be the reason that Musea Records has selected this album as their pick of the month January... It has all the quality to deserve a good marketing and distribution channel."
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages, The Netherlands

"A strongly pleasant instrumental solo album"
Harmonie Magazine, France

"If you liked Steve Howe's acoustic pieces on Fragile, then this might be something for you. The music has complexity, is often classically styled, but is also filled with various folk music influences."
Axiom of Choice, The Netherlands

"Here is a great little album that I came across recently which completely took me by surprise... Raimundo's music offers soft seductive acoustic Spanish guitar with some lovely symphonia. 'Dreams' is a delicate album which really does work like a dream with the flowing flute and soft drum and percussion. Raimundo's guitar work is the centre piece of this work with some amazing guitar fretting and phrasing."
Unger's Wonderful World of Progressive Rock, Canada

"A very good album, with very interesting guitars melodies and solos" "Raimundo is a very talented and excellent guitar player" "The songs are quite good and the music is very original, I recommend it to anybody"
"Raimundo Rodulfo from Venezuela is another gem worth listening to, Howe-PF alike, moody and well structured. Dreams is the album you should go for."
ProgArchives, USA

"If you want to listen to something different, interesting and made in Venezuela I recommend you a disc of Barquisimetan Raimundo Rodulfo, called 'Dreams'."
Pedro Castillo (Tempano), Venezuela

"Raimundo has fashioned a wonderful and varied CD of incredible playing... Great instrumental prowess with a wonderful band!"
Progressive Ears, USA

"Nice Italian style complex and dreamy prog from Venezuela."
Ultima Thule Records, UK

"Virtuoso Venezuelan guitarist with a great classical music school devoted to Symphonic Rock. Joined by many guest musicians his style reminds us in some aspects to Steve Hackett."
Viajero Inmovil, Argentina

"All the tracks are rather pleasant and not lacking of a certain originality, feature this last which finds the greatest expression in the fourth track, not randomly titled "Brainstorm", in which is gone with a certain effectiveness from fusion to reggae until arriving to jazz and blues, making seven minutes of the best progressive."
Eventyr Magazine, Italy

"A quality work that will surely please the Symphonic Progressive lovers."
Musical Box Magazine, Brazil

"Very good."
Progwalhalla, Holland

"Pupil: Finally, this is a must have, Sir? | Teacher: Yes, certainly!"
Acid Dragon Magazine, France

"This album can be recommended for the people who like jazz fusion and progressive music."
Colossus Magazine, Finland

"All in all this is a fantastic album. Very warm in both tone and style."
Progressive World, USA

"Symphonic progressive. Full of tremendous and beautiful parts. Especially the acoustic guitar parts are superb."
"A recommended CD if you like both symphonic and fusion guitar progressive music."
Progressive and Psychedelic Music / Psyche Van Het Folk, Belgium

"One disc intimate, personal and indoubtedly charming. One trip to a magical world, of great beauty."
Revista Mellotron, Argentina

"The Venezuelan guitarist Raimundo RODULFO is the author of a pleasant strong instrumental album in solitary, entitled 'Suenos - Dreams'. The style developed by our man and his many guests can as well be brought closer to the electric flamenco as of Mike OLDFIELD even CAMEL. The six-strings take the leading part of course, in a style at the same time melodic and dishevelled. The jazz-rock or classic influences are perfectly assimilated, within an exotic and coloured musical vortex."
Musea Records, France
"Dreams" is in Musea's Selection of the Month for January 2001.

"Raimundo has his own vision, his own performing way and a frankly exquisite jazz sound. The compositions together form an all instrumental that one listens upper to down, from principle to end. It is that kind of discs that you enjoy, don't tire and always get you willing to listen to it again, full of those musical accents that charm us who enjoy the symphonic progressive and in which the guitar is given time to sing. Very recommendable."
La Corte Final, Mexico

"It traps us in a vortex of rhythms and sonorous experiences mixed with electronic and natural elements all they born in Raimundo's strings."
El Vigía de los Cielos, Chile

"Without any doubt a very interesting discovery, actually this disc forms part of the seleccion of the month of January of MUSEA record label. Raimundo Rodulfo is a great Venezuelan guitarist and aside a good composer. The coolness and the naturality of his compositions are two good attributions in this album."
"All the disc sounds very sincere, fresh, made with an enormous ilusion and this grants it a very special shine that obliges you to listen with care. All the notes, sometimes excessive, are very carefully since Raimundo Rodulfo is a true artisan as musician and composer."
Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain

"A great musical level, and all an explosion of creativity that foretell a major success. All the songs of the disc are excellent, there is no waste, each minute of recording was very well taken advantage of."
EscenaRock, Venezuela

"This weekend I´ve been listening twice to your Dreams album, and I must say it´s a very beautiful album."
"I recently came into the possession of 'Dreams' from a friend in France! I was totally blown away when I for the first time heard your guitar work! 'Brainstorm' is my favorite! I can listen to that scratched cd-record ten times a day, and it moves me in a different way every time."
"What a big piece of art is entering by my ear labyrinth!. I am delighted with your group’s music here in my office while working with the databases labyrinths, files and statistics. What a better companion to this than this musical delight that, listening to it for the first time already reminds me the parts of the concert even when I had never listened to them. The truth is that the melodies as well as the complex lines of instruments are sticky and they remain recorded in the mind of who sits to listen to your music once; or maybe they are so memorable that they are burdened in the entrails."
" I want to congratulate you for the work of the album Dreams (What a good stuff!!!!!) I am pleased to know that you are active and with so good style, of course for intelligent people, but really it is very good..."
"You really super-astonished me... I consider that your disc is of the best music than has been written in Venezuela; it combines complexity, melodies, many different instruments, a fabulous performing yours in electric and acoustic guitars, and a studio band that shows having felt deeply and done theirs the pieces. Congratulations and there it goes my wishes again so that you can continue creating as you have been doing it."
"I consider it one of the most important works in the symphonic-progressive genre of our country… A disc full of colors, not only for its artistic cover which by the way offers a special touch to this work, but by the diversity of sounds and styles fused in each track. Jazz, Folk, Rock'n’Roll, VENEZUELAN-ish (very important), Indian music, guitars sounds that remind us the great ones like Jhon McLaughlin (speed) and Steve Howe (technical and sounds)… In conclusion a very artisan work musically speaking, plenty of fantasy, imagination, feeling and music, main components of all our DREAMS."
Comments from the Public


12/10/2000
Show with The Flower Kings, Caracas 12/10/2000

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Raimundo Rodulfo openned for The Flower Kings, in a concert performed in Santa Rosa de Lima School's Theater of Caracas, 12-10-2000. Watch some videoclips and pictures from the show, and click here to read media and audience's reviews.

"I have always thought over and over again in my head what could an academic guitarist do, that is to say, a classical guitarist of those that can play Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo or Antonio Lauro, that learned to play well the electric guitar, that of course has a different tecnique, but that is an instrument that could nourish itself magnificently of the dexterity that develop with the fingers these executors of very complex harmonies, used to fight with the more difficult acoustic guitar. Therefore well, Raimundo belongs to this caste of guitarists. He can pass naturally from the acoustic to the electric guitar and in both his technique is irreproachable."
"A show where abounded the good music and virtuosity in torrents. It impressed all of us."
Spanish Progressive Rock Page / La Caja de Música, Spain

"One of the best guitarists of the country in his style, lighting up a gamut of arpegios and scales played with great delicacy and velocity al the same time, handling to the perfection the jazz fusion combination in the John McLaughlin style with symphonic rock in Yes style, as well as Venezuelan and Italian music influences. But not only Raimundo was impeccable, all the band also showed a great level."
EscenaRock, Venezuela

"One can't be able to say more than the words with which the band was presented: 'A secret very well kept'. The quality of this progressive rock group with tendencies to jazz fusion and folk hints truly made feel itself."
Paradigma Magazine (UCAB), Venezuela

"A guitarist that will give a lot to talk about"
ACIC / MusicVen, Venezuela

"Rodulfo's technique impressed us, with an impressive velocity that for moments recalls to that of the famous John McLaughlin. Likewise, the handle of the classical guitar, makes evident the academic formation of this young artist. It was all a pleasing discovery to know that projects of this type are being done in Venezuela."
Terra.com, Venezuela

"Since the moment in which you began to play with your virtuosity and all your band's one, simply I remained with my mouth open and hungry for more."
"I didn't expect so much professionalism by a national band."
"Raimundo Rodulfo and his band was a marvelous experience, being able to enjoy a lot how some Venezuelans can transmit what the great musical artists have done during the history of music, that passion, the rhythm, the admiration by virtuosity and the composition. I remain short with these words to express the quality of the work of these gentlemen."
"We are in the presence of one of the most complete guitarists and composers of this side of the Western Indias."
"The last theme that played R R. was EXTRAORDINARY. Today I think about it with cold head and setting apart the emotion that produces to me to know that this guy is Venezuelan, I am convinced that he is excellent..."
"I remained convinced and impressed of the quality of the band. Very recommendable without remaining any doubt about that. Extreme quality in execution and composition."
"5 stars to Raimundo Rodulfo"
"I felt as I'd listened to a native Steve Howe"
"An excellent musician, his music, progressive with jazz fusion sounds seemed excellent to me. Excellent music made in our country and with a quality at the same level of any internationally renown band."
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11/15/1998
Soloist Guitar Concert. Ateneo de Barquisimeto, Venezuela 11/15/1998

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"The guitarist and composer Raimundo Rodulfo, accompanied by his guitar performed several themes in which he did boasting of his intimate relation with the sounds of this special instrument."
Diario El Informador, Venezuela


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