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Free Wave System


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.81 | 16 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars FREE WAVE SYSTEM were a Jazz / Rock quartet out of Turin Italy. Apparently they spent a lot of time touring Northern Italy and were signed to a small local label who released this gem in 1981. It was Finnforest's review that brought this band to my attention. Hey Jim doesn't just give away 4 stars so I figured this must be good, and it's great. It's albums like this that make me appreciate Prog Archives because I can get on here and tell people about how amazing this music is. It's like a release, so yeah this site is often therapy for me.

"Oltre Il Tempo" has some killer bass early as sax comes in over top.The guys keep trading off on this uptempo track. "Xenophobia" is led by sax, piano and drums as bass comes in offering support. It picks up 2 minutes in. "La Coda Di Mr. Freeman" has some beautiful sounding piano in it with bass as sax arrives around a minute. The tempo then picks up. Back to the original melody 3 1/2 minutes in. "21 / 5 / 81" is led early by electric piano and drums before the sax joins in this relaxing beginning. It picks up some a minute in but it's still laid back. "Flavours" features all the guys doing their thing in this uptempo tune. Some funky bass a minute in then it settles right down minute later. Love the sax later and the intricate drum work.

"Monostante Tuuto" opens with piano as sax joins in. Drums after a minute then the tempo picks up. Killer bass 2 1/2 minutes in. "Fonodipendenza Totale" opens with an excellent drum solo. Sax around a minute then everyone else follows. Great sound. "Mia Zia Frenesio" opens with bass as drums, keys and sax jump in quickly. Love the bass here. Unreal ! "Frammenti" opens with piano as intricate drums join in. Sax leads after 1 1/2 minutes.The tempo picks up 3 minutes in as the bass throbs. Some dissonant sax for the first time follows. "Soft Imagine" begins with piano as drums and bass join in then sax. Fantastic ! Sounds like a second horn in this one. Piano and wind 4 minutes in then back to the full sound.

A very enjoyable album. I think fans of PERIGEO would enjoy this.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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