Asturcon was a band based in the Asturias region of Spain, and was formed sometime in the second half of the 70's as the creative vehicle of composer and multi-instrumentalist Victor Carrizo, taking the band name from a race of local horses. Blending elements from local and celtic folk music with symphonic art rock was the stylistic expression pursued; according to the critics with a fair degree of success, in particular on the longer creations on this production. The sound is akin to Mike Oldfield from his "QE2" period, and there are Latino guitars and bagpipes that create a very strong sense of place especially in a European sense.
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