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Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.07 | 5 ratings

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2 stars Extremely rare Mongol's work was released at the year of recording ( differently, their only studio album was recorded, mixed and released during ten years after they were really active band),Even studio album is rare work, but those who heard it know, that Mongol there demonstrates very technical, well balanced symphonic /jazz-rock fusion. Really, very attractive work.

Nemureru Michi is released when the band still was active, so even because of that it is interesting one. All musicians are credited as "Doppel-Gangers", but in fact it is the same team as on debut album: Hirofumi Mitoma (Guitars), Takeshi Yasumoto (Keyboards), Naoto Amazaki (Bass), Kiyoshi Imai (Perc).

Band's music is heavy based on electronic keyboards and guitar sounds, but I was really surprised how different it is from their "Doppler 4444" album. If on "Doppler 4444 " the band sounds as some kind of UK, mixing technical instrumental progressive symphonic rock with heavy fusion into very competent and technical well balanced mix, on "Nemureru Michi " you can listen extremely radical form of this mix!

Sound quality is at demo-tape level, sound mixing is terrible, but all these make their music even more radical. In fact, almost all compositions there are sharp sounds attacks on your nerves! Keyboards sound is killing, fast and nervous, guitar is a bit on the second plan, but many solos are of the same manner, as keyboards. Music is more electronic, noisy, symphonic element almost doesn't exist there. More fast, than heavy. Almost shocking.

Two songs on the album are coming from different musician. In fact, musical style there is more experimental electronics, than any form of fusion.

Album is no way pleasant, but experimental and in some sense interesting. For listeners with strong nerves.

Maximum 2,5 for experimental music.

P.S. Guitarist Hirofumi Mitoma same year released very strong jazz-rock fusion album with another Japanese band NOA (in very Holdsworth's key).

snobb | 2/5 |


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