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The Wrong Object


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.44 | 16 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Miss me? THE WRONG OBJECT are a Jazz band out of Belgium and they have an Avant flavour to their sound. This is actually a live album recorded in Paris October 18, 2005. Elton Dean is the featured guest here with his sax and saxello. We get seven tracks over 68 minutes. The band are very much big Zappa fans but they're also big SOFT MACHINE fans so having Elton on board must have been amazing especially since he passed not long after this.

No keyboards here but three horn players including Dean along with bass, guitar and drums. The guitarist has a very interesting style almost like scratching, it's hard to describe and I'm not a fan. He does play normally later on the title track which happens to be a top two track for me. The horns are great on this one plus the guitar. It turns fairly powerful after 2 minutes and Avant sounding. A calm after 6 1/2 minutes and that's when we get that guitar I like and he's ripping it up 10 minutes in.

"Seven For Lee" which was on a SOFT HEAD album is a Dean composed tune as is "Baker's Treat" and "The Basho Variations". The guitarist composed three tracks and the band one. Vocals on "A Cannery Catastrophe" the only tune that has them. Love the rhythm section after 3 minutes on "Cunnimingus Redux" with the sax over top. Actual fuzz bass to start "Millennium Jumble" along with experimental sounds. An Avant flavour for sure on this one. "Baker's Treat" is my least favourite as it's like an instrumental ballad. That opener though "Seven For Lee" I could spin on repeat for most of the day, it's so good.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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