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PIECES OF THE SUN

Tony Levin

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.63 | 18 ratings

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zaxx
3 stars A mix between the technical "World Diary" and the emotional "Waters of Eden". Songs are heavier with a more present electric guitar. A good album, but "Waters of Eden" is better.

The opener "Apollo" starts with bass/electric guitar before an acoustic break with The California Guitar Trio and a softer ending with synth. "Geronimo" is a classic technical piece with Tony's bass in front. "Aquafin" is a beautiful mostly acoustic track with a soft emotional electric guitar to finish. "Dog One" is a Peter Gabriel track (unreleased?) - the weak track on the album (no melody and repetitive vocals). "Tequila" is a good remix from Chuck Rio's classic song (good saxophone here). "Pieces Of The Sun" is a good rocker - somewhere between 90s King Crimson and the ProjeKcts era. "Phobos" is a heavier track - with synth/electric guitar - in the vein of Satriani/Vai. "Ooze" is a bass/cello track with the use of the Taos drums, which give a strange oriental feeling. "Blue Nude Reclining" is probably the most emotional song on the album, with the saxophone in front, in the vein of the songs on "Waters of Eden". "The Fifth Man" is again heavier and more technical. "Ever The Sun Will Rise" starts very simply with a synth then Tony joins with the Stick followed by Jesse with electric guitar to build an epic catchy melody - then again before the end the rhythm slows down. "Silhouette" is a great ending track - beautiful piece very reminiscent of the title track on "Waters of Eden".

Rating: 70/100

zaxx | 3/5 |

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