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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.91 | 23 ratings

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4 stars FIrst comment: I'm sad to inform that this great accomplishment didn't earn a good quality recording. On the other hand, the flute and the vocals were almost always recorded a little better. And also the drums, most of the time. As these are the highlights of this work, the sound technician at least didn't do so bad. In short, it deserves a remastered edition, if possible.

On the first song, the constant changes of shift, rythym and arrangement don't get confused and aren't too hard to follow; even when the moves are faster. The singer quickly shows her skills and versatility. Drummer makes a show on his own, with incredible variations through the harmonies, on the cymbals but specially on the toms. Closer to the end, he gradually adds layers of music with notorious maturity.

The flute goes genius on the start of next song. Singer this time keeps herself on middle tones, but mantains great interpretations. On the middle of this track the beat goes slower. Guitar slowly and randomly searches space, but soon accelerates agressively. Throughout the remaining minutes, he manages fast/slow concepts in challenging ways. Close to the end, almost all instruments dialogue in an apotheosis.

The first arrangements on 3rd track aren't so good. Nevertheless, they begin to find themselves before the middle of the song. And very briefly, from now on, develop complex combinations of tempos and musical concepts.

The guitar is fantastic and penetrating on 'Trap Door'. Bass and drums make a very solid basis for its solos. In addition, amazing tones are executed by the synths, some of them similar to a trumpet. Fran sings with intensity and passion many bass tones, with surprising alternation with high tones. High leve lis mantained, because the conclusion of this piece is really fabulous.

The group tries to develop something similar on 5th track. With two diferences. They're not so fast, and flute is more presente. This is one of the album tracks with the worst recording. And the composition seems to be not so inspired.

On Incognito you'll here consistent and very technical rythmic sections. With a nice melody on its company. There's a melancholic transition until the song moves again to a powerful rythym.

A wonderful piano introduces last track, very acoustic, a rare kind of execution on the album. Then a strange and quite na´ve guitar riff cuts off that good mood. Fortunately it doesn't last long, and gives space to n explosive rythym. The music goes on with these ups and downs (even a little confusing), but wisely ending with that same piano vibe. Final note: 4.2 (Probably I'd give a higher note if the recording were more refined)

arymenezes | 4/5 |


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