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FORTUNATE OBSERVER OF TIME

Frogg Cafe

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.86 | 52 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars FORTUNATE OBSERVER OF TIME is a very ambitious album,where some very,very skilled musicians are exposing their huge talent for something that will plenty satisfy even the most pretentious listeners!FROGG CAFE is a band without any musical boundaries and they are like the fish in the water in this album!The band started like a FRANK ZAPPA tribute band,so you can realise thet there are some influences of the BIG Z on this album,but especially the highh level of musicianship that the guys have!Yes and no about ZAPPA's influences,I think that are more prog rock a la ECHOLYN or LAND OF CHOCOLATE..maybee some FINNEOUS GAUGE too.Others may say that HAPPY THE MAN shadow is present too.It doesn't matter the influences of he band,what they offer here is a very pleasant and strongly musical album! NICK LIETO has a very expressive and natural voice and he is very well placed with the vocal parts in the middle of some long instrumental passages sometimes.ABYSS OF DISENSSION and YOU'RE STILL SLEEPING together with RELUCTANT OBSERVER are 3 fantastic songs of 10 minutes each aproximatelly and this says about the complexity of FROGG CAFE's music,which goes from spontaneous and almost live instrumental demonstrations to very complex arrangements,from prog rock to jazz end even world music.This album is offering an hour of pure delightement and it's an ear candy for both lovers of prog rock and fusion music! This is the perfect example how virtuosity can fit perfectly well with interesting ideas and a very gifted vocalist!I think that FROGG CAFE can express themselves better in the instrumental direction,because they have somany rich ideas and the compositions are so strong and well done,a vocalist is sometimes more than enough! Excellent album!4 STARS well deserved!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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