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PAT METHENY GROUP: OFFRAMP

Pat Metheny

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 135 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars With Mark Egan being away from the line up, Pat Metheny Group soldiers with their first 80's album. It has a more 80's synth sound as evidenced by the first track.

"Are you going with me" is a surprising depart from typical fluid fusion sound, having almost pop/rock rhythm, rock synths. "Au lait" is a light and subdued slightly Latin-based number led by piano and light guitar touches. "Eighteen" is the first track that is related to their previous output, energetic, good drumming, synths with slight country twist in the guitar sound. Synclavier is presented on the next track, "Offramp" with quite experimental rhythm and at first sight chaotic all-full- speed playing. Bass guitar is also very virtuosic. "James" is a trademark composition, light, lyrical with typical guitar playing by Metheny. Let's now omit great piano soloing by Mays. I think that this album has to offer than the previous three.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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