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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.24 | 529 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars, actually!

What is it about the sound of latin percussion execuded in such a splendid and fantastic way, that gets to me? What do they do right? Well many things but its all the percussion that really do it for me, because they are so flavorful its actually tasty. Like spicey even. The psychedelic keyboards go perfectly with this up-beat latin vibe. Some problems come, however, from the slow down toward the middle of the album however, and the music isn't particularly technical by any means. The great thing is though, even when a song does slow down for a bit and get soft, it will ususally hold your attention just as well, and they know for how long they can stay soft before you need a kick once again.

It's a beautiful sounding album that feels as artistic as the cover on the front, but the slowdown and boredom may set in toward the middle of the album. Still an great addition to your music collection nonetheless, especially if you enjoy latin percussion like i do.

SoundsofSeasons | 3/5 |


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