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THE IDIOT KING

Attention Deficit

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.98 | 15 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars THE IDIOT KING is the perfect prove when 3 high caliber musiciancscollide and they have the feeling of the electricity passing through each personality to complete one together with the other!After a first try in a more experimental way,ATTENTION DEFFICIT strike back with an album superior to the precedent under all aspects!Better structured songs,so a better composition,better sound-in fact a monster sound of the recording-and great,huge technical skills!I was shocked at the time to realise the major difference from the first ,debut album compared to this new one!Shocking is that ALEX SKOLNICK come from the Bay Area trash band TESTAMENT in which he is still involved today!At the time he was more preoccupied by fallowing new musical directions and he made some excellent solo albums with his band with metal standards,covers in a jazz style!This IDIOT KING cd has a genius cover with a nice dog with huge eyes,the pure imagine of innocence and kindness of an animal.The music inside is very dangerous.Some KING CRIMSON influences,especially at the drums and guitar level,and above all the mystical and captivating sound iof MICHAEL MANRING,a "deeply disturbed young muscian",at the time,how he was considered by a journalist!TIM ALEXANDER from PRIMUS at drums is a revelation,offering on this album the true dimension ofhis tremendeous talent!So,we have here ,on one album -3 influences from each musician regarding the background of where they come from -TRASH for SKOLNICK-free fusion from ALEXANDER and world jazz from MANRING!The final product is astonishing-dense in compostion,rich in performance and captivating in it's musical message!A magical meeting! 4,s STARS for something new and refreshing!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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