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Tonton Macoute


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 79 ratings

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3 stars Actually my score in the average is brought about a bad production only, cause- talking about the other features within the album- there are a lot of interesting breaks-through inside, especially when they decide to abandon the territory of blues and look for a kind of improvisation close to the jazz rock genre. Sometimes their mood reminds me of the music feel which characterized the British school by Steve Hilage in the seventies, even though the output is completely different and much closer to bands such as Spring, Raw Material and so on,than any other typical progressive rock band from Europe "exploding" some years later only and performing a more mature music.Anyway, coming back to the present album, their use of the acoustic piano is quite good and the walking bass lines as well, despite of being not so much inspiring...well never mind !!As a matter of fact- when their harmony is similar to some progressive passages of the "golden epoch"- they are able to find a personal arrangement within the raw scene of such "Proto Progressive" school and to me that's enough.

You could also have a comfortable sit and find the valid alternative, for instance in comparison to the music of Colosseum (one of the best UK bands in the seventies, able to mix blues,improvisation and progressive rock, despite of remaining often in the classic rock blues territory)...make your own choice!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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