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FOUR LETTER MONDAY AFTERNOON

Out Of Focus

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.95 | 85 ratings

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cedo
2 stars Totally abandoning tries to make accessible songs (to most of listeners), guys from Out of Focus, on their third, double and last official album, recorded in 12 days, after making "one small step forward" on second album, made "two big steps backward" on this one, making it a complete improvisational. Only two short songs from CD1, "When I'm Sleeping" (a bonus one) and "Where Have You Been", are "normal", very fine ones. While "Black Cards" sounds like being from previous album, the long "L. S. B." (with its shocking beginning) and "Tsajama" are finally something that we can call jazz-rock, even free jazz-rock, introducing many session musicians, trumpet as significant instrument, and vocal improvisations. And CD2 with 48 minutes jam session? CD2 is something that's 30 years ahead of its time, but not speaking in terms of quality or visionary, but in terms of 90's and 00's habit of expanding single records from 70's with second CD with some forgotten material found on some dusty shelf. After this record, keyboardist left and formed another fine progressive band, SubjectESQ (later Sahara). Out of Focus has recorded more material, but it saw light of day many years later.

While I recommended their first and second album to each and every one progressive music listener, this one is only for Out of Focus, free jazz-rock and improvisational music collectors.

cedo | 2/5 |

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