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Tribal Tech

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3.99 | 50 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mech X (4:52)
2. Got Faith 'n Phat (7:10)
3. Time Lapse (7:38)
4. Anthem (5:28)
5. Palm Moon Plaza (7:35)
6. Gravity (3:40)
7. Working Blue (7:01)
8. Ask Me a Question (5:24)
9. Let's Get Swung (5:07)
10. Corn Butter (4:25)

Total Time 58:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Scott Henderson / guitar
- Gary Willis / bass
- Scott Kinsey / keyboards
- Kirk Covington / drums

Releases information

Released April 3, 2012 by King Japan.

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TRIBAL TECH X ratings distribution

(50 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)


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Review by darkshade
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Tribal Tech return after an 11 year hiatus with "X". Not the most original album name, but whatever. I'm not Tribal Tech expert, I only have a few of their albums from the late 80s/early90s, and only heard a couple of tunes from their later albums, but I can tell you without a doubt---this is their most original album in a while. This album is hard, experimental in places, and funky in others.

The only thing you know you can expect is virtuoso playing from these guys, of course. After that, X sees the band playing around with song structures. Apparently, in 2010 they recorded most of the rough tracks for this album, lots of improvisation and so on. Then they spent the year and half before this album came out adding overdubs and structuring the jams, making much of this music seem composed; and in a way it is.

What I also like about this album is the "usual fusion" sound is gone, you know, that late 80s/early 90s fusion sound, like Chick Corea Elektric Band, Dave Weckl Band, or Zawinul Syndicate (minus the world fusion aspect); THAT sound. It's gone here. And it's good, because otherwise it would date this record horribly. No, the band is trying new things on this album. A little electronic beats here and there, different keyboard sounds, etc. This record is more earthly. There are moments of intense electric post-bop, some more soulful, contemplative playing by Scott Henderson, and a variety of other different moods.

It's not the most progressive album, but it's a fun record, and one of the more original albums by the band. And it's nice to see Tribal Tech not stuck in the same sound, experimenting with different things.

A pretty good fusion album. If you like modern fusion, you'll probably enjoy this. If you're a Tribal Tech fan, you'll enjoy the different feel this album has.

Latest members reviews

5 stars 12 years after the last TRIBAL TECH studio album-the phenomenal and innovative ROCKET SCIENCE-our dearest fusion masters are back in business with this amazing new album called X!Well-12 years is an amazingly long period of silence-and this too long musical hiatus for TRIBAL TECH-has come to an ... (read more)

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