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5 stars FUSIOON "Minorisa" SPAIN 1975

BMG Ariola (74321511512)

This is what happens when you get a bunch of talented musicians together! The result is really sensational. The only problem is that the music is rather difficult to categorize due to the frequent interweaving. Just when you think you have grasped the style, the tempo changes again and it's back to square one. But this is nothing to complain about of course and I suppose it is these frequent interchanges that keep the listener's attention.

At times the complexity reaches somewhat ominous levels but I wouldn't be able to describe this as being dreary or mournful, maybe the impression is more accurately described as relaxed and melancholic. Perhaps it is the prominent bass but the limelight falls mainly on the keyboards that lead the listener through the three long tracks of the album. All the tracks have their own character but I think it is the last track that really leaves an impression on the unwary listener. It is rather electronic in comparison to the previous two tracks but in a fashion that is difficult to describe. Something of a freakout for the untrained ear as it moves into experimental and avant-garde influences but like nothing similar to anything I have heard before from these genres. And talking of influences, the first that comes to mind is early ELP but then there are elements of many other bands of the time ranging from GREENSLADE and GENTLE GIANT to TANGERINE DREAM to the Italian progrock scene of the early 70's. Unfortunately this was the band's last album.

To sum all this up I think that this album is a work of art, a real classic and I daresay an essential for the serious collector.

Highly recommended!

NucDoc | 5/5 |


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