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3.38 | 12 ratings

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3 stars I first thought this album was a Fusion/Jazz or a Canterbury scene album. But then I noticed this was an own genre called RIO. I spotted the fact that I have this CD-R and that there was no review of it in the database. So I will at least get this album on the map. By raising awareness about this album, hopefully that means one of the RIO experts will do a better review of this album than myself.

I cannot see much difference between what PANZERPAPPA is doing and what for example GILGAMESH was doing. In my ears, this album is pretty much Canterbury. The whimsical song titles also seems like my ex student mate Trond has inhaled a lot of that Canterbury fog. Monty Python spring to mind too. Musicwise, I find it a blend of the jazzy side of Canterbury and straight Jazz. Maybe this is what they call RIO ? Henry Cow is RIO ? OK, I see. I know from conversations with the band from ages ago that the drummer Trond is a major fan of SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA. I am not their greatest admirer, but even I can see that this album is in that landscape too. But mostly, this album is straight Jazz. The tempo is pretty mellow. The music is driven by brass like saxophone, with some guitars too and keyboards almost like supporting instruments. The bass is pretty thumping. The drums are toned down and organic.

I have been listening to SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA and HENRY COW before. But I am reasonable new to this RIO genre. But I like this album. It has some great ideas like the last track and the first part of the opening track. Maybe RIO is going to be my next big hobby. I don't have a clue...... but I go where the music leads me. I give this album an inoffensive 3 stars and I hereby put it on the map.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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