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Frogg Cafe


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.91 | 13 ratings

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2 stars Frogg cafe is a band I enjoy and admire greatly. So it was a whim to pick this up from them when they were at Calprog. The name of this CD is Noodles and that is exactly what you get. The liner notes say it was litteraly a 4 hour jam and these were some of the more interesting things culled from that. There are 6 tracks cleverly named after different kinds of pasta. None of these things are finished pieces and I am unsure if they went on to become pieces in later works. What we have is a bare bones travel through avant-garde, jazz jams and frankly some noise based on really no reoccurring themes or passages.

There are some parts of the 23 minute Eliche that are interesting and parts of Tagliarini is a little catchy. That is probably the best track on the CD because it does get to a couple of themes that could be developed more closely towards the end. However in most of the CD some of the spaces are just that, long parts with no definition or direction which is perfectly acceptable when you are jamming but to release that is a decision I might want to stay away from. Most bands don't want you to hear those things but bravely FC puts it out there.

Overall I would say unless you are a fan of these guys or your interested in how a band jams to come up with ideas or you just really like your music loose fitting and wild I would stay away from it. There are far better CDs from this group. 2 stars

Garion81 | 2/5 |


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