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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aperman's Jungle Dance (3:46)
2. Groovin' To Mr. L. (6:07)
3. Olé Mc (4:18)
4. Don't Cry, Shout! (4:05)
5. A Taste Of Happiness (4:13)
6. Nostromo (3:18)
7. Darbangha (5:19)
8. Reflections In Your Eyes (4:18)
9. Droppin'-Out-Intermezzo (1:24)
10. Red Baron (4:27)
11. Out Of Mind (2:26)

Total Time 43:41

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

Inside Records (Germany) - IR 4020

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SYNCRISIS Sunny Crisis ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Obscure progressive/jazz rock band from Germany with 2 albums under their belt with second one from 1982 named Sunny crisis being the most intresting one. Led by excellent guitarist Titus Kostler who has some amazing moments here, I really don't know why this musician is so unknown, really he has some fantastic guitar solos and arrangements , just to be checked Darbangha for example, superb piece that shows how great this band was and with all that totally unknown to larger public. Jazz rock melted very efficient with progressive moves, nice keybords and drums, overall a pretty decent even great release. Furious guitar parts but very intresting combined with keyboards and superb bass lines make from this album a little treasure in this field. Never realeased on CD so far, and is a damn shame because maybe that way they had a far more exposure. Very good album that needs to be discovered or re discovered by many listners as possible. The album doesn't have weak moments only highlights, the side B being the most intresting one with plenty of excellent passages that will please both progressive rock and jazz rock fans alike. 4 stars for sure, great under rated release. Intresting cover art aswell. Recommended.
Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars SYNCRISIS were a Jazz Fusion band out of Germany who released two studio albums in the early eighties. This is the second one from 1982 and a big improvement on their debut that for me is a 3 star album. A four piece still with the guitarist and keyboardist leading the way. The keyboardist adds mini moog, church organ, electric piano, grand piano and clavinet. No horns which suits me fine and the drummer is very good. I wish the bass was more upfront. Oh and like on the debut we get a guest adding timbales and congas. That SANTANA vibe from the debut does not exist here.

Top three would include the opener for sure as we get clavinet to start that will shake you to the core. So nasty and upfront sounding, love it! Piano will take over as the clavinet continues but it's not nearly as upfront. Guitar then lights it up as the piano steps back. The second track isn't a top three but man if your into solos like me you'll like that one a lot. "Don't Cry! Shout!" is such a feel good track with a memorable melody that comes and goes. And the final top three would be "Darbangha" which opens with cymbals clashing over and over as deep sounds join in then drums replace the cymbals as the guitar lights it up. So good! Love that guitar style. Synths then lead as they cry out and check out the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. Oh my!

Yes they upped the ante here and I would recommend this one to anyone into Jazz Fusion.

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