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3.88 | 24 ratings | 5 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Saturn 5 (7:24)
2. Astro Chimp (3:21)
3. Song Holy Hall (4:59)
4. Rocket Science (9:14)
5. Sojlevska (4:04)
6. Mini Me (6:17)
7. Space Camel (5:28)
8. Moonshine (5:18)
9. Cap'n Kirk (3:01)
10. The Econoline (10:00)

Total Time 59:06

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

CD Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings, Inc. 2-92549

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TRIBAL TECH Rocket Science ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by snobb
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4 stars Quite often nowadays metal fusion means instrumental rock with some jazz-rock elements (often - not too many). There is a different case with Tribal Tech. Their last to time album is jazz-fusion under the skin.

This album is fully improvisational jam played by very technical musicians. Even if pure-electric and very energetic, you can easily feel their jazz-roots. Guitar solos are based in Holdsworth tradition, rich bass is often very funky. All music sound technically very strong, any listener will be attracted excellent interplays.

The main this album's problem is composition. Being a great musicians in sense of improv technique and musicianship, the band recorded unfocused jam, which hardly can attract regular listener for repeating listening. Electric fusion fans could be more interested however.

Still really strong album, around 3,5.

Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars A really strong album from this four piece band led by guitarist Scott Henderson. Released in 2000 we get close to an hour of instrumental Jazz Fusion music. I usually find stuff that annoys me on these records but not here to my surprise. I really like the keyboardist how he can cook up atmosphere including the spacey synths on "Cap'n Kirk" not so surprisingly and also "Sojlevska". But he also plays keyboards in a variety of ways. Scott is all about layering sounds and creating different textures but he also solos thankfully. Great upfront bass and the drummer might be my favourite musician on here. Top three would include the title track along with "Mini Me" a song where the keyboards and guitar sound like they are battling each other as the drums and bass impress. And the closer "The Econoline" clocking in at 10 minutes leaves us on a high. Scott solos here old school plus we get some sections of just intricate and punchy sounds all meshed together. Easily 4 stars an enjoyable listen.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Okay, it's time for me to "coin a phrase", to pull a genre rabbit outta ma hat, and try to pin this T Tech release down, (tho' it be a'rigglin' madly), and be done with this weirdling of jazz-ish fusionid birthings. Hunh? Henderson et al have gone off da deep end on dis one folks. It is so full ... (read more)

Report this review (#2582217) | Posted by JazzFusionGuy | Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Great album for Tribal tech.When i listen to TR for the first time with Dr.Hee i underline their ability to create complex changing of time .I must admit that they do well in this album too.Scott Henderson has changed his guitar style with an Allan Holdsworth attitude,than you mix electro jazz ... (read more)

Report this review (#93214) | Posted by fred84 | Tuesday, October 3, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Some great moments here on this recording. Kinsey really coming into his own with the band. Willis, a genius as usual. Henderson has some shining moments as well. Probably the swan song for this great band. Definitely worth owning this CD, ... (read more)

Report this review (#62498) | Posted by | Friday, December 30, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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