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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.85 | 17 ratings

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4 stars ProgArchives has some really strange albums & bands in it's database. Albums that cannot be labeled in any way. This album is on this exclusive list.

Eclectic is probably the right word. Fusion too is suitable, although fusion = a mix of two styles. Demi Masa is not. Demi Masa is a mix of a lot of styles. From eclectic music to world music to avant-garde to jazz to fusion to raga prog. This album has everything.

Most of all, this album has been made by a group of musicians from Indonesia who has fused their heritage with western type jazz. The type of jazz from New York and New Orleans. Add the local Indonesian flavour and the result is Demi Masa.

The result is a multi faced album with local type percussions and Chick Corea like improvisations on piano. The album also sometimes feels like Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Indonesia. In short; this album is both jazz with local flavour and fusion with local flavour.

The quality is good to great throughout, although not everything is captivating great. Simak Dialog is undoubted great musicians with a great vision and very much needed in the scene. Their take on jazz and fusion is very refreshing and renewing in this scene. Not everything here is great, but it is still an album well worth checking out. Under considerable doubts, it is a four star album for me and one album I will spend some decades on.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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