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Stomu Yamash'ta


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.52 | 53 ratings

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3 stars All-stars project leading by Stomu Yamash'ta recorded a strange album. Or better to say -very eclectic album. Possibly, for the year of release it sounded as experimental work ( or at least there was a concept to record experimental album). Whenever I had listened it much more later, possibly I missed some atmosphere.

For me, this is a musical mix when few very different musical styles are mixed in one collection. Happily, all musicians are of highest class, so bigger part of separate pieces sounds attractive. But even trying hard it is difficult to imagine this compilation of very different songs as one album.

Big part of the music there is space-ambient rhythmless electronic figures, produced by Klaus Schulze and Stomu Yamash'ta synthesizers. Another part of music is down tempo simple ballads in vein of late 60-s, just with some electronic sounds additions. Steve Winwood vocal is quite nice on some songs, some Al Di Meola guitar work as well. But these compositions are coming just from another story. Excellent female background voices, r'n'b rhythms and jazz-funk. It's the ingredients, but the problem for me is they all aren't melted in one , but you can find some combinations in different places. Because of that all album sounds as soundtrack, it looks that so different compositions are placed in one place because of some outside reason, not because of musical project logic.

Looking separately on each song, the bigger part of them are really strong ones. Placed in right place and more acceptable combination, album's material could become possibly more attractive. But when listened as it is, still sounds more as never released film's soundtrack.

snobb | 3/5 |


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