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A Triggering Myth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 40 ratings

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4 stars Two hypes of the moment have been used on the last album of A TRIGGERING MYTH : the combination of jazz and progressive rock and the use of a single long epic track on the album. Bands like THE FLOWER KINGS tend to make a blend of progressive, jazz and classical music, thus making albums that are perhaps less accessible to the common listener, but surely with high quality standards. And that's ecaxtly what you can expect of the last 'instrumental' cd of A TRIGGERING MYTH, formed around two keyboard players.

Although these guys are perhaps not so well-known around here, 'Forgiving Eden' is already their fifth release since 1989. For their fifth album, this instrumental rock duo of A TRIGGERING MYTH has created a cd as one long instrumental track, divided into several movements (the tracks are identified on a cd player) They are assisted by two members of former Hand Farm, guitarist Scott McGill and drummer Vic Stevens. These guys introduce elements of fusion to the symphonic approach of A TRIGGERING MYTH, as a result the music will certainly appeal to lovers of both progressive rock and fusion. The quality of this recording is really superb.

Switch off all the lights, light some candles, take a beer and listen to the introduction of this album and you will have the perfect atmosphere for this piece of music, you could call it 'ambient jazz'. But immediately after this, 'Embrace reconciliation' will drive up the tempo and will immerse you in a sometimes chaotic fusion, alternating with keyboard fragments in the vein of Keith Emerson and Par Lindh and again switching at the end in ambient fusion. Although you know that only keyboards are used throughout the album, it seems that a lot of other instruments are involved, which makes the music always differentiated. In fact, it is nearly impossible to describe all tracks on the album, you just have to listen.

There are beautiful melodies from the keyboard players while the amazing McGill on guitar and Vic Stevens on drums and percussion are really high skilled musicians and are perfect for the job. This results in a musical experiment going from acoustic to electric, from progressive to jazz, from ambient to heavy stuff. I also really appreciate the presence of the Hammond, sometimes jazzy, sometimes smoothly. Difficult to pinpoint some references for this, but names like BANCO and SOFT MACHINE can be mentioned.

'Forgiving Eden' comes in a nice artwork cover (without booklet), but with unreadable characters. Guys, try to have some compassion with reviewers, they are getting older and their eyes are getting worse!

But A TRIGGERING MYTH has set a new standard with this album. If you are into a mix of progressive rock and fusion, this album is definitely for you.

>>> Review by: Claude (8/10) <<<

Clayreon | 4/5 |


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