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SPARTA

Kenso

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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3.94 | 29 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Good days, bad days
2. Bifuka
3. The stone of the golden hair village
4. Miskatonie
5. P M
6. Gesshya senkoh
7. The shadow over Innsmouth
8. Neuro-psychoma

Total Time: 41:59

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Line-up / Musicians

- Kimiyoshi Matsumoto / bass (1-2-4-5-7-8)
- Masayuki Muraishi / drums (3 to 8)
- Kinichi Oguchi / keyboards
- Shunji Sægusa / bass (3-6)
- Toshihiko Sahashi / keyboards
- Yoshihisa Shimizu / guitar
- Haruhiko Yamamoto / drums (1-2)

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KENSO Sparta ratings distribution


3.94
(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
36%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by hdfisch
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3 stars I listened from this Japanese band so far only this album and Kenso III, which is the better one of the two. According to their webpage their second one and Yume no Oka are supposed to be their strongest ones. I still have to try to get those ones. Still they're offering here some great symphonic Jazz fusion with twin keyboards and it's a very enjoyable listen.

The album opens with Good days, bad days, initially a rather mellow and dreamy piece which is shifting after 2 1/2 minutes to a more up-tempo theme. Not really a bad one with many tempo shifts. Bifuka has a very short acoustic intro with guitar and flute sound, then the track is floating along quite nicely with many theme changes. In The stone of the golden hair village the sound changes quite significantly and one can hear clearly that there is a different line-up playing now. The drums are sounding more aggressive and less dampened. Shunji Sægusa is presenting quite a good bass play in replacement for Matsumoto. In fact this is really not a bad one, but as well not very exciting, nice one for letting it run in the background.

GOOD album, but not an essential one (3 stars)!

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5 stars This album like it's predecessor and Kenso II are for me the three best albums of the eighties! Sparta takes the symphonic structures further than ever before. Still the fusion-rhythms are there and powerful fusion-prog songs do exist on this album. The Stone Of Golden Hair Villa and Miskatonic f ... (read more)

Report this review (#475293) | Posted by BrainStillLife | Monday, July 04, 2011 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps because it was the first work of Kenso I ever heard, it became my favorite Kenso album (I have most of them) and one of my all-time-favorite listens since 1994. True, it has a distinctively 80's fusion production, but that is something I h ... (read more)

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