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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Just A Happy Time (3:47)
2. Kamala (2:51)
3. Reflections (7:40)
3.1 Wait A Minute- A Drum Solo
3.2 Katharsis
4. Daydreams (4:48)
5. Bata Mata Moone Taboo (4:47)
6. Mata Dalam, For The Inside Looking Man (4:53)
7. One Hope (5:09)
8. Sweet Nights (3:53)

Total Time 37:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Titus Köstler / guitar
- Peter Frodl / bass
- Uwe Holzwarth / drums
- Edgar Müller / electric piano, mini Moog synthesizer

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Short-lived German Jazz-Rock act with a light proggy flavor.Syncrisis were located somewhere in South Germany and led by drummer Uwe Holzwarth, guitarist Titus Köstler, bassist Peter Frodi and keyboardist Edgar Müller.Their first album ''Reflections in Musical Power'' was recorded at the so called Syncrisis-Studios (reputedly Holzwarth's basement) and released in 1981 as a private press.

The album is a very cool mix of fiery Prog/Fusion with tropical Jazz-Rock, always presented with a very positive and pleasant aura.The musicianship is all instrumental, including some superb guitar work by Köstler, somewhere between the styles of SANTANA and MARIO MILLO, filled with nice grooves and breezy solos.Edgar Müller, the man behind the keyboards, does a great job too.His electric piano lines have a strong CHICK COREA flavor, what are even more incredible are his breaking moog synths flights, which are really inspired.The rhythm section is quite strong as well and the album is characterized by the great number of interesting melodies, jazzy interplays and professional solos.

While not adding anything new to the endless list of Jazz/Fusion acts worldwide, Syncrisis' ''Reflections in Musical Power'' is an album full of nice surprises ans well-executed material, I think it definitely worths its money if a copy reaches your hands.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars SYNCRISIS were a Jazz/Fusion band out of Germany in the early 80's releasing two studio albums. This is the debut from 1981 called "Reflections In Musical Power" oh boy. I have to say that their second and final album called "Sunny Crisis" is so much better than this one. It's very much a solid 4 star record while this one is just too inconsistent. A four piece with the keyboardist offering up some tasty sounds with the electric piano, the moog is hit and miss though. Love the use of clavinet on that second record.

SANTANA actually came to mind on a couple of tracks and I should have mentioned the guest adding congas and timbales. But it's more the guitar that brings that legendary band to mind on "Kamala" a high energy piece and the closer "Sweet Nights" and that extra percussion does add to the SANTANA vibe on this one. Not a fan of "Daydreams" which sounds like a ballad or "Reflections" and that opening 3 minute drum solo. You like Reggae? Me neither but it's on "Bata Mata Moone Taboo" which is a pretty good tune.

Without question do I highly recommend "Sunny Crisis" but this the debut lacks in comparison. 3 stars.

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