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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.57 | 28 ratings

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5 stars If you like instrumental symphonic prog (particularly Genesis' "Los Endos") and progressive fusion as performed by Bruford (especially ONE OF A KIND), National Health or Brand X, and if you wish there were much MORE of it, then Kenso's the right band for you!

Kenso are a Japanese band who like to build upon the above-mentioned styles, but only in order to do their Very Own Thing. I'll gladly go even further and point out they're one of the most convincing prog bands to emerge since the 1980s. In my view, their (instrumental) albums are far more interesting than anything Spock's Beard or The Flower Kings have ever done. The only reason for their relative obscurity must be that they are leading fairly reclusive lives in faraway Japan. If I'm not mistaken, their leader (and main composer), Yoshihisa Shimizu, is a dentist.

Hmm... Wonder what heavenly music he pipes into his waiting room?

fuxi | 5/5 |


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