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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.26 | 47 ratings

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2 stars I can't help but feel that this album is a step down from Solution's very capable debut, what with the first track - Second Line - starting out as an Elton John-esque piano ballad! It soon takes a different direction though - as the album title suggests, most of the songs are based around the idea of beginning with one approach and them zooming off on a tangent - but even the more progressive parts of this album seem a bit tame. The jazz fusion is tepid and unconvincing, the Soft Machine references are mechanical and lack verve, and in general the album never quite manages to fully come alive. Most of the musical ideas on here had already become old hat in the progressive scene by the time it came out, and on the whole the band seem to be playing it safe rather than challenging themselves. A disappointment.
Warthur | 2/5 |


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