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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 16 ratings

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3 stars This album is a project by Agostino Macor, the keyboard player of the acclaimed Italian progrock band La Maschera Di Cera, and also Finisterre, LaZona en Rohmer. It is his second album (after La Lama Sottile from 2004), according to the info from the record company fans of La Maschera Di Cera and Finisterre will be very pleased. Well, to be honest, I don't think so! In contrary, this album sounds not in the vein of abevementioned bands, it's way more varied and experimental.

Remarkably are the huge contrasts in the music.

Short hypnotizing sound collages in Antefatto, Contare, Cherchio and Reveil.

Swinging rhythms with a captivating and vivid interaction between the keyboards, drums and brass in the strong track Quinto Palindromo (a mix of latin and jazz) and Dyane 6 (fluent Fender piano solo).

And experimental parts with a wide range of sounds from the trumpet, percussion and varied keyboards (especially the distinctive Fender Rhodes electric piano, along lots of brass).

To me Onda Quadra sounds as very adventurous and varied, with outstanding musicians. But this blend of jazz, avant- garde, electronic and fusion is far from the symphonic rock by La Maschera Di Cera and Finisterre. However, thumbs up for Agostino Macor with his Zaal project for his daring and creative album!

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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