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Beautiful Scarlet
3 stars Traffic, a very 70s band with very 70s vocals unloads on Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory a barrage of lengthy rock accompanied by ethnic percussion

Track 1, Shootout At The Fantasy Factory kicks off right away with the song. There are instrumental breaks that go on for quite some time, stretching the song to an unnecessary duration.

Next up is Roll Right Stones which begins much calmer, doo doos and piano. That's pretty much all there is to this 12~ minute long song, unbelievable.

Evening Blue starts with acoustic guitar that is joined by vocals and in due time the rest of the band. There's a saxophone bridge, it's okay.

Tragic Magic opens with Reebops percussion which has keyboards/bass join the rhythm as Saxophone takes lead. I find this song is also to long but it's definitely a better song then the preceding numbers, mayhap I dislike the singer? Anyways, Tragic Magic is solid fusion.

Sometimes (I Feel So Uninspired) starts right away with singing and subdued drums that are joined by piano, saxophone and bass. The vocals are less rock, more r&b it's nice although it's quite stretched.

Overall this album is pretty much a clone of the previous album and every song sounds the same for its entire length, very boring considering how long the songs are, way to much repetition.

Beautiful Scarlet | 3/5 |


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