Header

MONGOL

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Japan


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mongol picture
Mongol biography
The Japanese quartet (keyboards, guitars, bass, drums) offers a loud and intense style of jazz-rock fusion. MONGOL created only one album and it is a masterpiece of the genre. Here they try an energetic, symphonic-ornamented fusion style rather similar to KENSO and AIN SOPH.

"Doppler 444" has been released in 1997 and it is today not easy to find it. This band is almost unknown and this should not be. The compositions by the keyboardist are finally powered by a dynamic and very energetic rhythms section. The fretless bass insures a jazzy tone while the drumming has more of a rock flavour. Solid performances, a rich production and a rock context that allows a jazzy touch (ex: U.K.) as well as a more heavier one (ex: DREAM THEATER).

MONGOL MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

MONGOL forum topics / tours, shows & news


MONGOL forum topics Create a topic now
MONGOL tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "mongol"
Post an entries now

MONGOL Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to MONGOL

Buy MONGOL Music


Historias Sao CancoesHistorias Sao Cancoes
Import
Tratore Music Brasil 2007
Audio CD$6.97
$2.98 (used)
Doppler 444Doppler 444
Musea 1997
Audio CD$15.79
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
VECHNAYA MERZLOTA - MONGOL SHUUDAN NEW CD US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 3m
VIRGIN STEEL WAIT FOR THE NIGHT ORIG EP 1983 MONGOL HORDE REC US $20.00 Buy It Now 20h 36m
Mongol Shuudan - Alive / Russian CD / US $7.90 Buy It Now 23h 7m
MONGOL-DOPPLER 444 COMPLERE VERSION-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD BONUS TRACK Hi25 US $47.50 Buy It Now 1 day
group ASKER MAKHMUDOV-AZERBAIJAN -BACCARA-Russian EP FLEXI PROMO BAYAN MONGOL US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ILGAM SHAKIROV TATARIAN SONGS Tatarstan central Asian LP RARE BAYAN MONGOL US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VIRGIN STEELE-WAIT FOR THE NIGHT 1983 MONGOL HORDE REC. EP MONGOL 4 VG++ RARE!! US $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mongol - Doppler 444 CD Prog OBI US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Takashi Kamikaze Killers vinyl LP Mongol Horde US $15.99 Buy It Now 3 days
VIRGIN STEELE Wait for the Night EP LP 1983 MONGOL HORDE RECS w/ POSTER RARE US $25.00 Buy It Now 4 days
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK/ - MONGOL [ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK] - NEW CD US $20.20 Buy It Now 4 days
Thomas Kantelinin MONGOL Picturehouse CD 12 Cues US $14.99 [0 bids]
4 days
ROSWELL RUDD / MONGOLIAN BURYAT BAND - BLUE MONGOL NEW CD US $22.98 Buy It Now 4 days
Roswell & The Mongolian Buryat Band Rudd - Blue Mongol CD US $16.90 Buy It Now 4 days
Ost - Mongol NEW CD US $19.50 Buy It Now 4 days
ALIEN - SELF TITLED - MINT MONGOL HORDE RECORD 1983 US $40.00 Buy It Now 5 days
CD 3'' MONGOL800 YOROKOBI NO UTA JAPAN '03 US $14.80 Buy It Now 5 days
MONGOL800 Message JAPAN CD 2001 14trk HICC-1201 US $17.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Unicorn Tribute Japan 2 CD - NEW MONGOL800 TRICERATOPS US $16.95 Buy It Now 5 days
ROSWELL RUDD - BLUE MONGOL - NEW CD US $12.87 Buy It Now 6 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN Skater'yu .. CD - Russian Folk PUNK US $11.90 Buy It Now 6 days
VIRGIN STEELE - Wait for the Night 1983 w/ POSTER Mongol Horde METAL US $19.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Mongol Shuudan - Splosh' i ryadom (Russian Rock) (CD) US $5.99 Buy It Now 7 days
J-POP CD, 2 CDs/MONGOL 800 US $12.00 Buy It Now 7 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN - The Best - Russian FOLK HARD ROCK - Listen - Post Punk US $9.90 Buy It Now 7 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN - LIVE - Russian FOLK Hard ROCK - Listen US $12.90 Buy It Now 7 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN - Istina - Russian FOLK Punk ROCK US $12.90 Buy It Now 7 days
Mongol - Ost (NEW CD) US $24.73 Buy It Now 8 days
SOYOL ERDENE RARE UNDETECTABLE! MONGOLIAN BAYAN MONGOL FIRYUZA PROG PSYCH US $280.00 Buy It Now 8 days
VIRGIN STEELE - WAIT FOR THE NIGHT (1983, LP, MONGOL 4) NM Original Vinyl US $21.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Blue Mongol - Roswell & The Mongolian Buryat Band Rudd (2005, CD New) US $10.24 Buy It Now 9 days
MONGOL800 Message JAPAN CD OBI HICC-1201 rare US $14.99 Buy It Now 9 days
LP - USA PRESS - ALIEN (COSMIC FANTASY) - 1983 - MONGOL HORDE 2 US $15.00 Buy It Now 9 days
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK/ - MONGOL [ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK] - NEW CD US $4.21 Buy It Now 10 days
ALIEN cosmic fantasy LP RARE mongol horde USA '83 metal original vinyl hair glam US $79.00 Buy It Now 11 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN Abrikosy - RUSSIAN Folk PUNK US $12.90 Buy It Now 12 days
ALIEN COSMIC FANTASY LP 1ST PRESSING RARE HTF OOP MONGOL HOME RECORDS US $25.00 Buy It Now 15 days
SPLOSH I RYADOM - MONGOL SHUUDAN US $8.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Mongol US $21.22 Buy It Now 17 days
TAKASH - KAMIKAZE KILLERS- MONGOL HORDE RECORDS 1 US $22.00 Buy It Now 17 days
MONGOL- DOPPLER 444 +3 bonus tracks (SHM-CD) MINI LP US $36.99 Buy It Now 18 days
TAKASHI KAMIKAZE KILLERS VINYL ALBUM 12" RECORD ! 1983 MONGOL -1 US $14.95 Buy It Now 19 days
MONGOL800 - Message - Japan CD - J-POP - 14Tracks US $19.95 Buy It Now 19 days
DYAGEL I MONGOLY Mesto Pod Solncem (MONGOL SHUUDAN) CD US $12.90 Buy It Now 19 days
MONGOL800 - Go On As You Are JAPAN CD OBI 2000 OKINAWA PUNK ROCK US $9.99 Buy It Now 19 days
Mongol US $25.28 Buy It Now 20 days
Ajnai Khuur - Mongol Batoukin JAPAN CD SIGNED RARE Ts. Enkhmanlai HARANGA US $69.99 Buy It Now 20 days
MONGOL800 - MOMO - Japan CD - NEW - J-POP - 10Tracks US $16.14 Buy It Now 21 days
ROSWELL RUDD & the MONGOLIAN BURYAT BAND Blue Mongol US $24.99 Buy It Now 21 days
MONGOL Promo Only SCORE CD Tuomas Kantelinen KAHN US $25.00 Buy It Now 22 days
THOR UNCHAINED ORIG US MONGOL HORDE LP NM '83 mongol 3 heavy metal hard rare!! US $49.00 Buy It Now 23 days
Djagel i Mongol Shuudan - Ne Legendy Russkogo Shansona US $4.99 Buy It Now 24 days
LP, 4 tracks - USA PRESS - TAKASHI (KAMIKAZE KILLERS) - 1983 - MONGOL HORDE 1 US $20.00 Buy It Now 24 days
MONGOL800 - MESSAGE [MONGOL800] - NEW CD US $22.13 Buy It Now 25 days
MONGOL800 - MESSAGE JAPAN CD OBI 2001 OKINAWA PUNK ROCK US $19.43 Buy It Now 25 days
Rudd,Roswell & The Mongolian Buryat Band - Blue Mongol [CD New] US $14.95 Buy It Now 26 days
TENG GE ER Chinese pop HDCD 24-bit Mongol God Talk US $30.00 Buy It Now 26 days
Blue Mongol Roswell Rudd CD US $12.86 Buy It Now 26 days
VIRGIN STEELE ~ "WAIT for the NIGHT" ~ HEAVY METAL LP on MONGOL ~ VERY RARE  US $18.77 Buy It Now 26 days
Mongol-Doppler 444 prog fusion Japanese SHM-CD Mini lp US $35.99 Buy It Now 29 days
MONGOL SHUUDAN Vechnaya Merzlota - Acoustic (CD,2005) US $11.99 Buy It Now 29 days
Rudd,Roswell / Mongolian Buryat Band Blue Mongol CD NEW US $15.94 Buy It Now 29 days
Mongol OST Music By Tuomas Kantelinen CD Music Album Brand New US $25.15 Buy It Now 30 days

More places to buy MONGOL music online Buy MONGOL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MONGOL DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MONGOL shows & tickets


MONGOL has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

MONGOL discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

MONGOL top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.54 | 23 ratings
Doppler 444
1997

MONGOL Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MONGOL Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

MONGOL Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MONGOL Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.00 | 2 ratings
Nemureru Michi
1987

MONGOL Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Another one-and-done prog band, Mongol played a heavy and high energy style of instrumental fusion that also drifted over into genres such as symphonic prog, Zeuhl and even a touch of the Canterbury sound. For their highly regarded sole release from 1997, `Doppler 444', their sound was characterized with endless movement through frequent rhythm changes within a chaotic musical environment. There's not a lot of jazz moments for a fusion album, instead the band liked to incorporate blitzkreig keyboard solos and extended electric guitar runs with a driving, powerful momentum, performed with that trademark precise Japanese technicality. Once in a while the music sounds like a bit of a clinical showcase, but other times the delirious enthusiasm and over-the-top mania the band presents will really make you smile!

There's definitely clear influences from bands past and modern for the time worked into Mongol's frantic take on proggy fusion. The busy `Garadama' features bombastic Emerson, Lake and Palmer-styled attacking keyboard pomp blended with epic melodic lengthy guitar soloing and the romantic synths of Pendragon. The serrated edge of `Driller' could easily have been on King Crimson's `Thrack', and occasional passages scattered throughout the album recall the instrumental virtuosity of Dream Theater. The brief `Homewards' could be an outtake from an Ozric Tentacles album with it's oriental rhythms over emotional guitar soloing. Andy Latimar and Camel are also clear influences in the slower parts of the album, and, to my ears, some sections of `Merazoma' and little moments scattered around remind me of video games I played in my youth from the same era, perhaps something off the Genesis or SNES?

My favourite track is the 18 minute `Greatful Paradise', an unholy cross-breeding of King Crimson and Weidorje, an intimidating brooding sledge-hammer of Zeuhl that just never lets up. It's no surprise to read in the CD booklet that bass player Naoto Amazaki regards Bernard Paganotti as an inspiration. Just listen to the dark dirty groove of his pulsating thick fretless bass, building up an imposing hypnotic fury and forcing you to surrender! After a short eerie ambient section, the band goes mental and tears through a maddening rapid-fire delirious run of loopy synths and twisting guitar mangling.

The most recent reissue, billed as the `complete version' (I'm not sure what exactly was edited in the original CD release?) comes with three bonus live recordings. After a guitar heavy first half, the upbeat and cheerful Canterbury-styled `Lammy' suggests the band were overdosing on Egg's `The Polite Force' and National Health at the time, along with the two U.K albums. An expertly tight and heavy reading of `Merazoma' is even more overloaded with E.L.P bombast, and `Greatful Dead' is a live version of a segment of the Zeuhl closer retitled, a shame that it doesn't quite have the same level of brutality as the studio recording.

As much as I really enjoy this album, I do find it all a little overwhelming and totally exhausting! There are times when it drives me up the wall and really wish the band would calm down a little more, as it's essentially all about energy and movement, very little in the way of emotion or making the listener think! That's not necessarily a negative thing, so if you want something resembling the musical equivalent of a quick adrenalin-shot straight to the heart playing by supremely skilled and professional musicians, look into `Doppler 444'!

Four stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Nemureru Michi by MONGOL album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1987
2.00 | 2 ratings

BUY
Nemureru Michi
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

2 stars Relatively unknown Janapanese Prog-Fusion band.Infos are scarce around Mongol,the band was active still from the 80's and led by keyboardist Takeshi Yasumoto.In 1987 they released a very rare cassette on Road Records entitled ''Nemureru Michi''.All members are listed as Doppel-Ganger on the back cover,but the compositions are all credited to Takeshi Yasumoto,except the first and last track,which were covers of tracks from Emmanuel Booz's ''Dans quel état j'erre''.

Side A opens with ''Opening'',which is entirely built on synths/electronics and drum programming,very fram from Booz's original version,but ''Out Of Bounds'' shows a completely different style,again heavy electronics are mixed with fusion-esque guitars and electric piano with a light Canterbury edge,like a mix between UK and ALLAN HOLDSWORTH.''.Biomechanoid'' continues in a same path,unbearable drum machines surrounded by excellent guitar work and strong synth work.The short ''Cold Turkey'' is as close to UK as it gets,deep synths and endless guitar soloing with groovy drum programming.''Planet Kemool'' is trully dissonant,based on complex synths,freak-out drum machines with a couple of electric piano/guitar soloing moments thrown in.

Side B consists of three longer tracks and starts off with ''Damian'',the track is built around plastic synths and a constant rhythm and it cant be saved from mediocrity.The eponymous ''Nemureru Michi'' is again very dissonant with cheap but very complex synths and ultra-heavy bass lines and has almost a metallic edge,but tends to be very boring along the way.''Armoire et Persil'' is again an Emmanuel Booz's cover track and actually the original version contains heavy synth work as well.Mongol cover the track in an all instrumental version,which is actually quite interesting and unique with deep and decent synth work all the way.

This band had certainly talent,most of their ideas are actually great,but the horrible drum programming,the insufficient mix and some video-games sounding synths would spoil the good effort.Recommended for die-hard fans of UK,ALLAN HOLDSWORTH and Canterbury Fusion,who cant get enough of this taste and dont mind the aforementioned strong disadvantages...2.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Nemureru Michi by MONGOL album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1987
2.00 | 2 ratings

BUY
Nemureru Michi
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars Extremely rare Mongol's work was released at the year of recording ( differently, their only studio album was recorded, mixed and released during ten years after they were really active band),Even studio album is rare work, but those who heard it know, that Mongol there demonstrates very technical, well balanced symphonic /jazz-rock fusion. Really, very attractive work.

Nemureru Michi is released when the band still was active, so even because of that it is interesting one. All musicians are credited as "Doppel-Gangers", but in fact it is the same team as on debut album: Hirofumi Mitoma (Guitars), Takeshi Yasumoto (Keyboards), Naoto Amazaki (Bass), Kiyoshi Imai (Perc).

Band's music is heavy based on electronic keyboards and guitar sounds, but I was really surprised how different it is from their "Doppler 4444" album. If on "Doppler 4444 " the band sounds as some kind of UK, mixing technical instrumental progressive symphonic rock with heavy fusion into very competent and technical well balanced mix, on "Nemureru Michi " you can listen extremely radical form of this mix!

Sound quality is at demo-tape level, sound mixing is terrible, but all these make their music even more radical. In fact, almost all compositions there are sharp sounds attacks on your nerves! Keyboards sound is killing, fast and nervous, guitar is a bit on the second plan, but many solos are of the same manner, as keyboards. Music is more electronic, noisy, symphonic element almost doesn't exist there. More fast, than heavy. Almost shocking.

Two songs on the album are coming from different musician. In fact, musical style there is more experimental electronics, than any form of fusion.

Album is no way pleasant, but experimental and in some sense interesting. For listeners with strong nerves.

Maximum 2,5 for experimental music.

P.S. Guitarist Hirofumi Mitoma same year released very strong jazz-rock fusion album with another Japanese band NOA (in very Holdsworth's key).

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars The only studio album of Japanese short lived band. Very high level of technical excellence, combining some symphonic prog elements with jazz rock and heavy fusion arrangements. Fully instrumental work, it is heavily influenced by UK's (band) music.

Guitarist Hirofumi Mitoma is very Holdsworth-like musician (he participated on another Japanese band NOA during late 80-s, where he played pure guitar jazz-rock fusion, heavily influenced by Allan Holdsworth), so you can expect Holdsworthian guitar sound there. Total sound is based on keyboards passages, but all musicians has their time.

The main problem with this music is composition. Being very competent technically, all songs have not too much structure or melody, so sound as one long composition. Musicianship is very dynamic, almost aggressive, so I don't think this album could be boring. But too often the music sounds as techniques demonstration.

Another problem is originality. Excellent musicians has quite faceless style. Great UK imitators? In all, still enough pleasant album to be listened ( especially for aggressive heavy fusion fans as well as for those with interest to UK - like music). Not too original, but very competent and energetic album.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Mongol is one of the forgotten jewels of Japan in the '90's. This band manage to release one single album in 1997 named Doppler 444 and then disappered into oblivion, partial, because some of us remember this band and give the credit they desearve. Release on CD by Belle Antique , today is a very hard to find item, but not impossible aswell, but if you can get this treasure in your hands, don't hesitate to listen because this japanese kick major ass on every piece. In the liner notes is said that the tracks were recorded and engineered between 1988 and 1996, by one of the members, Driller, the guitar player. This is one of the most intristing jazz fusion album ever coming from Japan, with blistering moments, with some symphonic touches here and there, because of the keyboards orientation arrangements, but the man behind this whole attraction to me is the drumer - Stamper, who did aswell the art work of the album. To play how this guy playes here, is beyond me, excellent musician, with some absolute stunning drum chops, maybe one of the best you ever here in this field. Of course, the whole band is top notch, each one with truly amazing moments on each instrumen, but they sound like a real unit here, no weak moments, some fantastic interplays between keys and guitar, what else a great album. They combine jazz with fusion elements, some more metalic elements are added here and there, some even zheulish atmosphere but all done with profesionalism. From what I see here, this album is underrated and too low rated, and only 4 reviews from 9 totaly since today, this is strange for me. Not very well known band, but to those who search for good music, progressive music specially , is almost impossible not to trace out this amazing band. If you find it don't hesitate to have it because is great jazz fusion album and very unnoticed.4-4.5 stars, one of the premier league albums from the '90's in jazz fusion field. Recommend for sure.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by younnn

5 stars It's a great great album, if you are fans of Canterbury scene, zheul, Rio and Metal, this album it's for you, much friends are unanimous and very happy to listen Mongol Doppler 444... It's a real dicovery for every Progfans and if you like specially Caravan "In the land of grey and Pink" you are very interested by this exceptional album... Doppler 444 it's a great melodic surprise, no period of inactivity, the last songs it's a long rise and the end is apocalyptic.... Awe-inspiring !!!!!!!!! Mongol it's one album but what a group !!!! I think, it's a major album in Prog music....I don't want to develop often this album because it is magisterial...... 5 Stars really, listen and buy this......

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by hdfisch
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is a very much technically orientated Jazz-Metal-Fusion album and actually quite impressing on the first listen, at least for the point of musicians' performance. But in fact I'd like to agree to Maani's comments, that in a way the compositions are quite direction- and aimless. It's not the type of music you can enjoy to listen to for almost 50 minutes because it has too little structure and variability. But still it's not a bad album and for sure quite unique in respect of its weirdness, moreover it's the only output by this band and difficult to find. If you are a great fan of technical metal you should probably do the effort and try to get it. Anyway worth a listen or two!!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by maani
Special Collaborator Founding Moderator

2 stars With a HUGE, shameless nod to U.K., Mongol offers a hectic, sometimes enjoyable, but utlimately flawed album full of heavy jazz-rock ideas. I am not one who is impressed by technicality for technicality's sake: it is not enough to be able to PLAY this stuff; one has to be able to WRITE it - with originality and direction - as well. In this regard, Mongol largely fails, though with some notable exceptions. The first two tracks are largely "mindless" prog-jazz-rock-fusion; it apparently never occurred to the band that they have to state a theme FIRST, and THEN riff around it; instead, they simply play and play and play and play, with no stated theme and little sense of direction. Sure, the musicianship is excellent. But, as stated, that's not enough. With "Driller" and "Merazoma," the band "discovers" the value of an initially stated theme. These two are the best tracks on the album because they "make sense" - i.e., they have an inner logic and a clear sense of direction. Given this, I had high hopes for the final, extended composition. Oh well. "Greatful Paradise" is a let-down for the opposite reason: the band simply doesn't do ENOUGH with all that time. They state a theme (a pretty good one, with a neat straight-ahead Bonham-type beat under some heavy jazz-rock playing) - and then play it over and over for almost 10 minutes. They then state another theme (also fairly interesting). However, not only do they play THAT one for 5-6 minutes, but the two themes have no connection to each other: the band doesn't even pretend to segue from one to the other. The third and final theme is similarly unconnected, and only lasts for a minute or two. / As noted, this is not a BAD album, especially in its genre - the musicianship is superb, and many of the ideas are good - and is certainly worth a listen or two and, if you really like U.K.-type prog (even if it is highly derivative), worthy of having in your collection.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Doppler 444 by MONGOL album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.54 | 23 ratings

BUY
Doppler 444
Mongol Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by myas0

5 stars If I could, I'd put 10 stars to this album!!! What a brilliant mixture of the best prog-rock genres in their mightiest manifestation!!! It's hard to classify THIS music style. What style is that? I see there some elements of jazz-fusion, canterbury, sympho-art, hard, techno-metal and God knows which other inflexions. But the sound itself is SO UNIQUE. Seems this music comes from the other universe. It's so pity this album is very rare and hard to find. It requires many thoughtful and thorough listenings, until you don't feel how this stream flows through your brains and simply hypnotizes you!!! GET THIS ALBUM - YOU'LL REDISCOVER THE PROG MUSIC FOR YOURSELF :-)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Bj-1 for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.52 seconds