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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.95 | 4 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SYNCRISIS were a Jazz Fusion band out of Germany who released two studio albums in the early eighties. This is the second one from 1982 and a big improvement on their debut that for me is a 3 star album. A four piece still with the guitarist and keyboardist leading the way. The keyboardist adds mini moog, church organ, electric piano, grand piano and clavinet. No horns which suits me fine and the drummer is very good. I wish the bass was more upfront. Oh and like on the debut we get a guest adding timbales and congas. That SANTANA vibe from the debut does not exist here.

Top three would include the opener for sure as we get clavinet to start that will shake you to the core. So nasty and upfront sounding, love it! Piano will take over as the clavinet continues but it's not nearly as upfront. Guitar then lights it up as the piano steps back. The second track isn't a top three but man if your into solos like me you'll like that one a lot. "Don't Cry! Shout!" is such a feel good track with a memorable melody that comes and goes. And the final top three would be "Darbangha" which opens with cymbals clashing over and over as deep sounds join in then drums replace the cymbals as the guitar lights it up. So good! Love that guitar style. Synths then lead as they cry out and check out the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. Oh my!

Yes they upped the ante here and I would recommend this one to anyone into Jazz Fusion.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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