SAENA is a new Progressive rock band from Mexico, and two of its members shouldn't be strangers to the eyes (And ears !) of the connoisseurs: guitarist-keyboardist Jose Luis Fernandez LEDESMA Q. (NIRGAL VALLIS) and violinist Alejandro SANCHEZ (NAZCA & DECIBEL). The bands named here used to play in the domain of avant-garde music, so we may expect something similar here. That's not the case with the self-titled album, jointly published by the Musea and Luna Negra labels in the year 2008, displaying a symphonic type of music, in the grand South-American tradition. Let's not forget some great experimental or jazz-rock parts. Here are eight long and mostly instrumental tracks, ponctuated by Margarita BOTELLO's melancholic vocals (Plus some parts sung in Spanish), and enriched by the Chapman Stick sonorities courtesy of Hugo SANTOS. The group tells the story of Saena, King of Birds and Owner of the Feather, who lives in the mountain Haraiti Bareza. Convoked by their liege, the birds went on an initiatic quest, musically illustrated by the five musicians. To be discovered !