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MAD FELLAZ II

Mad Fellaz

 

Eclectic Prog

3.87 | 78 ratings

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4 stars Hey, are they kinda mad fellas? The allegory of painting. I mean, providing such a beautiful album with such an ... eh ... let's say odd cover picture? Probably only a matter of creative thinking though. Is this arising from the fact that they are hailing from a land of wine and grappa flowing in cascades potentially? Anyway, then again, who will be really bothered about that, when considering the fine musical content offered on their sophomore album. The most significant change, when considering the debut, may be the decision to invite a female singer, Anna Farronato is her name. Fortunato!

This is a call for a play of words, right? Anna is provided with a rather jazzy voice, which perfectly suits the main orientation music-wise. So what is this in the end? Here we have a blend of jazz, funk and heavy prog predominantly, a classical background is shimmering through here and there. Soaring psych guitars now and then. Woodwind instruments are playing an important role. Additionally, especially on Me Gusta, I mean to smell some polka tendencies. Thus a multi-varied, partially eclectic affair, this due to the rather complex compositions first and foremost.

I recently saw Helmut Hattler (ex-Kraan) performing with his band. Well, interestingly this is similiar in parts as for the soul and jazz impressions, though obviously provided with a heavier vibe (Anekdoten references) and surely deriving from a progressive rock basis on this occasion. It's not recommended to highlight any track actually, though I don't wanted to conceal that recently I loved to listen to Moslem Sabbath again and again. My experience: take one hurdle, ignore that cover image, and reserve your time for a listen. You won't regret!

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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