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4 stars Possibly the best album from one of greatest Eastern European jazz fusion band from 70-s. Whenever Red Regimes all around Eastern Europe took under control all possible written information, including songs lyrics, there were much more bigger possibilities for instrumental bands.

Music there is well balanced, heavily arranged fusion, with strong symphonic influence. Whenever all album is conceptual and based on theme of Peruvian earthquake's (in 1970) tragedy, there are some dark, dangerous and sad moments in its sound. But in general it is still bright, no way depressing. Electric guitar solos are more technical, than aggressive. Plenty of electronic keyboards made the basis for all music, but the space is filled with guitar, bass, even some strings sounds.

All the music is more good musicians team work, than soloists and back-up supporters. Musicians are very competent, so you will hardly find technically weak point there. From other hand, not too much experimentation could be found as well. Almost excellent, but a bit too safe. For sure, it is more question of taste: for every lover of harmonies and symphonic excellence, this album is almost perfect. Whenever I am more on free-jazz side, I will be glad to hear less beautiful sound ( still no way cheese, happily), but more nervous sound with fresh elements. But generally it is nuance, and I'm speaking about really great album.

Every melodic jazz fusion fan must have this work, possibly some symphonic prog lovers will be happy with it as well.

snobb | 4/5 |


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