Bien is how Bamboleo cut their recording teeth in the musically momentous year of 1997. Lionel Limonta isn’t credited in the notes and much of the material is written by Lázaro Valdéz and Osvaldo Chacón. Chacón left shortly after for the UK where he is still working today.
The musicianship is evident but the songs here don’t always hang together that well. The arrangements often lack depth and counterpoint and are at times clumsy. For me the material tends to lose interest as songs fail to develop. It has its moments though, and for me, the best track is Circúlame. Flor Perdida, Soledad and Extraña Sensación are not without charm, but interestingly melodic intros fail to deliver on their promise. The overall picture for me is one of a very promising college band that haven’t really found their feet.