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Brian Auger - Brian Auger's Oblivion Express CD (album) cover


Brian Auger


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.76 | 35 ratings

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4 stars Part of Jazz-Rock and Blues-Rock that he had been pulling since the 60's. And, the creation of music including the element of mods might be one person of the dawn in the field of Jazz-Rock of importance as the backer thing.

"Fortunately" his word was in the environment that expanded the creation of the music exactly. He grew up in the environment with which music overflowed. His family taught the possibility of music for Brian Auger. It is said that Brian Auger was able to touch music freely no receiving compulsion from the family. It is likely to have become one of the elements to which this environment exactly expanded the width of his music character.

Part of Jazz-Rock in the 60's. And, activity as the keyboard player was expressed by the work of "The trinity". It might already be a well-known fact. The music character on which an original sensibility is taken to Blues and Jazz-Rock along based on Jazz the flow of music at that time and it works might have the part evaluated to some degree as one person who pulls Jazz-Rock.

However, the dissension and dismantlement with management became the flows connected with this "Oblivion Express" for Brian Auger. It is a creation, Jazz-Rock, and Blues of the music refined from The Trinity further in this band. And, the listener will be able to discover the form that promoted a progressive part. The member changed places a little since the middle of the 70's. And, Oblivion Express in the 70's produced a high-quality work as he also declared. The debut album of Oblivion Express might talk about all his Music characters at that time and ideas.

"Dragon Song" is a tune by John McLaughlin. The element of Lifetime and Mahavishnu will be exactly reminiscent. The sound of the organ that dashes in the space while continuing the tension will exactly give the impression of the start of the band. Solo of an intense guitar merges in the tune. And, solo of the organ has exploded splendidly, too. Zeal continues.

"Total Eclipse" expresses the anacatesthesia with a good Bass and guitar. It progresses with the part of an element of mods and good Jazz-Rock in the part of the float in the space. The sound of the guitar distorted a little might act on the tune well, too. There is no substantial change in the tune. However, the sense of Chord. Or, the obbligati of E-Piano has succeeded. The arrangement of Brian Auger might go out well exactly.

"The Light" is a tune where the element of POP of Brian Auger was expressed. It might be a chorus and the progress of Chord in the part of the unison of the organ and the song be exactly original flows that are. It is expressed by the tempo that Solo of the organ is good.

As for "On The Road", the sense of Brian Auger is expressed well. The part of Jazz-Rock and Blues-Rock has been absorbed to good Groove well. And, the whole progresses with harmony. The guitar in close relation to the progress of the organ also contributes.

"The Sword" is a tune where the part of good Blues and Jazz-Rock is expressed. The line of Bass might pull the tune in this tune. It might be a tune to continue the dash feeling and to demonstrate the role as Jazz-Rock and Blues enough.

"Oblivion Express" is exactly a tune for this band. The organ has strongly gone out ahead. The song and the sound continue the dash feeling. Solo of the guitar explodes, too. The flow of the band that uses a variegated sound is expressed well. Ensemble might be also splendid.

The start of this band might have had a good flow for Brian Auger that had rushed into in the 70's. A progressive element is included enough. Oblivion Express started exactly here.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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