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2.89 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cos (1:50)
2. Underdog's blues (7:00)
3. Head soup (13:34)
4. Afro Zone (8:07)
5. Dada (12:13)

Total Time: 42:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Norivumi Uchida / bass
- Mikio Fukushima / Alto & Soprano saxophone, guitar
- Morihide Sawada / drums, percussion

- Yui Ando / guitar
- Miyako Kanazawa / piano, keyboard, voice
- Yoshiharu Izutu / guitar
- Kenta Hamano / trombone

Releases information

CD Poseidon #PRF-006 / CD Musea #FGBG 4524.AR-Fra

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MORSOF Heap ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
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Review by kev rowland
2 stars Underneath the name on the album cover are the words Morning Machine And Soft Musume, so it is no surprise that this album is very, very much influenced by Soft Machine. They are a trio comprising Mikio FUKUSHIMA (Guitars), Norifumi UCHIDA (Bass) and Morihide SAWADA (Drums), but with lots of guests to keep the brass wailing and swirling. I like Soft Machine and tried really hard to get on with this one, but found that in many places although the guys at the front are trying to drive the music along, those at the back are so laid back that they are almost asleep, taking the audience with them. This is an album definitely only those into improvisational jazz. That they can all play is never in doubt. Whether anyone wants to listen to it is another matter altogether.?

Originally appeared in Feedback #78, April 2004

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4 stars The whole album is very, very good, but only the last song, DADA, is truly essential. Even though the term doesn't really exist, as such, I'd call this music "free fusion". That is, free jazz + fusion. Yes, very Soft Machine inspired, but if Fukushima were to deny any influence from John Surman ... (read more)

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