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BELLA BAND

Bella Band

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.79 | 24 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars It was Finnforest who first brought this band to my attention, then Todd told me I had to check these guys out. I think that happened before only with ROCK'YS FILJ. Anyway as Jim says, if your into Jazz / Rock this is a sure thing. At first I thought the band on the cover was BELLA BAND and i'm thinking they look a little old. Haha. No it's not them. The music here is so good with amazing guitar work to go along with the fantastic keys and winds. Oh, and the drummer who previously played with CAMPO DI MARTE is very impressive. This is the kind of instrumental music I just get lost in, even if it's less than 32 minutes in length.

"Faidadiesis" opens with lone electric clarinet sounds before the whole band joins in.Fantastic ! It settles in at 1 1/2 minutes. Great sound as sax plays over top of the bass, drums and other sounds including piano. Nice bass before 3 minutes followed by some great guitar that goes on and on. A crazy keyboard solo follows. Excellent opener. "Promenade" is laid back and beautiful for 2 1/2 minutes then it kicks into a higher gear. Very intricate guitar and bass before 4 1/2 minutes then the horns kick back in. It settles after 6 minutes with piano and atmosphere. Horns are back before 7 minutes,piano follows as it settles again. Amazing ! It kicks back in with horns before 10 minutes.

"Porotopostrippa Sul Pero" is uptempo but it settles quickly with prominant bass, keys and other sounds that come and go. Guitar comes in after 2 1/2 minutes. Horns start to dominate after 3 minutes. Love the bass and drumming though. Terrific guitar 6 1/2 minutes in as bass and drums continue. This is incredible ! "Cipresso Violento" opens with electric piano before drums, guitar and horns join in.The tempo and mood will continue to change on this one. A full sound 3 1/2 minutes in. An almost dead calm after 4 minutes before it kicks back in with some great electric piano.

Highly recommended to all you Jazz / Fusion fans out there.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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