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ISOTOPE

Isotope

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.79 | 20 ratings

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Easy Livin
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1 stars Jam anyone?

Not my cup of tea at all this one. In essence, it is 4 guys who've got together and jammed for 40 minutes. The dominant instruments are guitar and electric piano, which take turns to lead, or to provide backing while the other does so.

The tracks are pretty much the same as each other both in terms of content and beat, with the exception of the slower "Windmills and Waterfalls". I'm sure the band members are very proficient, but for me, for an album to be worth listening to, there has to be an element of composition.

Nominally, with the exception of "Honkey donkey", the tracks are all written by keyboard player Brian Miller. In reality, all the band members appear to contribute whatever they feel like playing at the time, perhaps Miller came up with the titles! Interestingly, "Honkey Donkey" fades in, implying they left out the rest of that particular jam leaving the best bit?

There's nothing progressive about the album, it's straight jazz rock, and dull as ditch-water, not helped by the complete absence of vocals.

Easy Livin | 1/5 |

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