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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 12 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 really

Gamalon's last studio testament to jazz fusion/rock lovers was Hled to the light from 1996. This was their forth album and is a more then decent one in this field. I know this band for some years, I reviewed previous two albums Aerial view and High contrast and I was amazed of the excellent quality of the music offered byt his overlooked band. I personaly think that Aerial view is their best album and one of the better releases in this filed in last decades. Held to the light is a fairly decent release, in some parts the album doesn't have that energic arrangements of previous albums but still worth to be discovered. Bruce Brucato is one hell of a great guitarist, he really knew to make some spelendid acrobatics on guitar, aswell some intricate passages are present here that at least to me, is one of the most unknown jazz fusion guitarist ever, is so so underated musician. Overall, all pieces has same level, no one particulary is in front. Nice complicated druming, solid bass work, maybe if there was some more energy in some compostions, is to much laid back in comapartion with absolutly awesome Aerial view. 3.5 stars to me. Very unnoticed band, definetly one of the best exponets of jazz fusion/rock scene.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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