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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars The activity and the history of music lasting for about ten years might have been exactly continuous Kenso debuts of the revolution. The element to which the wind instrument that was able to be listened in their initial music was taken was revolutionized while pursuing a perfect element of the music character every time the work was announced.

The flow with the part where an exact calculation was given as a part of the style grand though Rock is made a root and a composition of the tune will strongly have the element of Jazz Rock/Fusion. What should be of the band that band leader's Yoshihisa Shimizu thought about strongly had the inquiring mind to music that always caught the age and was not related to the market. It might also have had not only the development of Jazz/Fusion but also making the sound such as symphonic.

"Sparta" that had been announced in 1989 was an album with high quality in which energy was very poured for them. However, it is said that it was proposed to the industry of the music of Japan that he perform the music of New Wave alone according to the band leader's remark. However, it is said that he always thought bringing as the band leader to the [bandono] top close. The band has already tried to head for one top that the band thinks about by absorbing the element of various music.

The band leader was having them revolutionize it always pursuing the music character of Kenso researching various Prog Rock. And, he has enumerated the name of "Pat Metheny" as another remark. There might be a part reflected as a concept and thought when this remark's thinking about the content of the part and this album of his music character. The tune of the title that is called "P.M." is actually collected to "In concert" announced in 1986. I will be able to ask hope to music because of no end of him by simple music in @ what and taking the methodology of various Prog Rock and Jazz/Fusion. The band was exactly rushing into at time when one wave was gripped.

It changes into Toshihiko Sahashi of the keyboard player who was regularly participating in the band and Kenichi Mithuda participates in this album. And, it is said that "Dream hill" that novelist's Arthur Machen wrote as the overall concept of this album will be quoted.

"Les Phases de la lune 1" dashes from the flow of an acoustic guitar attended with suddenly complex melody and development. A technical element might have reached the peak as a band. The melody of the keyboard advances with complete harmony. Ensemble of the band might be also splendid. Grand part in the middle where width of tune is expanded from development of calculated guitar. A dash feeling advanced as the methodology of Jazz/Fusion is taken has succeeded. The sound might be variegated.

"The Signification of time" might be a flow of which the part of "Pat Metheny" exactly said as a remark of the leader has gone out. However, it will not be a part where they have already mimicked music interpreting it. The band completely catches the sound. A refreshing melody crosses with a complex rhythm. The band challenged music as one shape. The tune progresses while running side by side with the part with the tension on the way.

"From the mystic woods" made from Kenichi Mithuda will have the part with a few, ambient elements from the flow of a beautiful keyboard. The title is exactly reflected in the tune. The line of Bass twines well with the part of a beautiful keyboard. The rhythm and the melody cross each other. And, Ad-Rib of Bass contributes. It has an exactly mysterious flow.

"OIA" has the flow that puts the arpeggio and the uneasiness of an opening guitar in the impression. When the overall concept of the album is considered, the tune will have the part of the connection. The flow has the role that shifts to the following development.

As for "The ancient in my brain", the melody of the keyboard with the extension is impressive. PFM might be a little reminiscent as the expression method. And, it advances with the part of high-quality Jazz/Fusion with an acoustic guitar. Complex development really raises the quality of the band. The sound of the band in close relation to the sound of the keyboard that is reminiscent of the sound of the wind instrument has the function as two keyboard players.

"Huan Na Kioku" starts by the arpeggio with a beautiful guitar. The contribution of the keyboard that operates a variegated sound might be also large. And, the guitar that is reminiscent of Robert Fripp appears. The flow of the album might have fast and slow very much. And, the tension is always kept. It might be exactly a sound of Kenso.

A rhythm that twines intermittently from the part of the start mainly composed of the rhythm and a racial melody appear in "Mediterranean and Aryan". The album advances exactly with one concept. The flow of Gentle Giant might be reminiscent. However, the tune shifts to the flow where the wave quietly drifts and expands the width of the tune. The tune develops intermittently and reaches the peak by the melody of the guitar. In addition, the tune advances with the flow maintained.

As for "Today I left OIA", the voice twines round the melody of the guitar of the sitar. It will have the part of the connection as a flow of the album. And, the concept is continued.

The melody with the tension with the element of Fusion in a steady rhythm twines round "The Fourth Reich". The tune has development to which the forecast doesn't adhere attended with the line of an extension of the keyboard and heavy Bass. The complex composition developed one after another might be splendid. Fast and slow is freely manipulated and an advanced flow raises the entire quality of the album.

"Alfama" has the development of Hard Fusion to which the melody and the guitar of a beautiful keyboard suddenly crosswire. The tune always continues the tension and the extension and has the flow of very early development. The flow that develops intermittently might be splendid. The tune will flow quietly and cultivate listener's imagination. And, the top is received at the end.

"Les phases de la lune 2" advances with a slow flow. It advances with the form of the ballade. The progress of the code of the tune is calculated while the float in the space. The keyboard twines round a beautiful piano melody and the atmosphere of the tune is continued. The guitar reached the peak and directionality and the concept of the band were offered.

The band used a lot of energy for producing this album. After having announced this album, the band leader had the rest a little. This album produced by them pouring energy into this album is too a work always popular among the listener in the world.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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