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MOBIUS STRIP

Mobius Strip

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.91 | 14 ratings

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andrea
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4 stars Mobius Strip are an Italian progressive jazz-rock band from Sora, a town in the province of Frosinone, in an area called Ciociaria. They came to life in 2014, rising from the ashes of another band called Yellowcake, with the aim of blending jazz improvisation with progressive rock structures and a strong sense for melody. Soon they started to compose and perform their music live on the local scene honing their skills and in 2017 they released their first eponymous album, self-produced and distributed by the Musea Records label, with a line up featuring Lorenzo Cellupica (piano, organ, keyboards), Nico Fabrizi (sax, flute), Eros Capoccitti (bass) and Davide Rufo (drums). The beautiful artwork by Francesco Tersigni portrays the band members as comic strip heroes and tries to give an idea of its musical content. In my opinion it's a very good work that should please fans of bands such as Perigeo or Agorà.

The opener 'Bloo' is a long track that starts softly with the organ in the forefront before going through many changes in rhythm and mood. I don't know if the title refers to the character of Mac's blue-coloured imaginary friend in the American animated television series Foster's Home but this is an intriguing track that can stir your imagination...

The following 'Déjà Vu' begins by a nice melodic piano pattern and is my favourite track on the album. The atmosphere is dreamy and light, the perfect score for an imaginary journey around the world...

The lively 'First Impressions' is another nice track where you can hear echoes from the Dave Brubeck Quartet mixed with jazz rock and sprinkled with a touch of prog, then it's the turn of a short piece for piano solo and bass, the dreamy, romantic ballad 'Call It A Day'.

'Andalusia' is another great track where the band showcase all their musicianship mixing in a brilliant way jazz, Mediterranean flavours and rock digressions. The last track, 'Mobius Strip', is the band's manifesto and ends the album with its almost nine minutes of fresh energy and inventiveness.

All in all, this is an instrumental album that's really worth listening to. Have a try and judge by yourselves' You can listen to the complete album on bandcamp or spotify.

andrea | 4/5 |

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