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Clark Hutchinson


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.86 | 41 ratings

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5 stars A Great Listen For Anyone That Likes Traditional Indian Or Spanish Music.

1). The first track of the album, "Improvisation On A Modal Scale" is the only track on this album that isn't a stand-out. I can't really will myself to listen the whole way through but it is still a decent songs. 3/5.

2). "Acapulco Gold" the second track on this album is aptly titled. My best description for it is Gold. Acapulco Gold is a solo guitar piece that catches interest in the first seconds. A lot of imagery comes out of the sound of the guitar. Whenever I listen to it I feel like I'm walking through an arid desert. It is very Spanish sounding and is a song I'm always coming back to listen to. 5/5.

3). "Impromptu In "E" Minor" is another great song. On this track there are two main components. The Guitar and the Piano. A steady drum beat ties down the Guitar and Piano soloing throughout the song.The Fuzzed-out Guitar ,Gritty Piano, and Acoustic Guitar makes this track a very interesting listen. This and Acapulco Gold are easily my favorite songs on the album. 5/5.

4). Another great surprise is, "Textures In 3/4". Starting out with some saxophone the song gets better in better as it goes on. After around two minutes an inspired guitar solo kicks in. It will be very hard for most to stop listening at this point. The guitar sucks you in in a way I haven't felt on many other songs. 5/5.

5). "Improvisation On An Indian Scale" is a slight let down for me. The last three were perfection in my opinion and this ones sits slightly lower than the others for me. It is still layered with great guitar work and improvisations on this one but it doesn't catch my interest all too much. 4/5.

Overall this is a great album to have for anyone new to the Indo-Prog/Raga-Rock section of music. The whole album is an interesting experience but there a few flaws that keep from qualifying this as essential. If you ever get the chance to listen to this album take it. You won't be disappointed.

Xanthous | 5/5 |


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