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Spaced Out


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.92 | 45 ratings

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3 stars Q: What gives Fusion a bad name? A: An album like this.

No, don't get me wrong, the genre is not against my religion - rather the opposite! Indeed, I am prone to salivate over complex works that demand due attention. That's provided those works "groove". This album is not one of them.

The band is listed under Jazz-Rock/Fusion and under that genre it fails to impress. I hear more of a hybrid between some Metal approaches on Avant-garde foundations coupled with emotionless "jazzy" fills. .

Listening to "Evolution" leaves me in two minds and rather frustrated. The musicianship is just brilliant, the technical skills of each artist are excellent. It's the compositions that leave a lot to be desired. Fragmented and rather nervous rhythms fail to provide a suitable vehicle, but sufficient enough to irritate. Generally directionless compositions studded with bursts of rather sharp solos in places create needless confusion and frustration (in me) soon sets in.

Considering that we are dealing with experienced and highly skilled musicians, I fail to understand the title "Evolution". Perhaps it wasn't meant in musical terms?

Would I listen to this album again? Highly unlikely.

BORA | 3/5 |


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