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AERIAL VIEW

Gamalon

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.73 | 18 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Despite of lacking the symphonic touch of some US Progressive albums like Happy the Man or Glass Hammer- the present album is often characterized by leading powerful guitars,being in some circumstances more personal (regarding of their inspiration) and very interesting too, in comparison to a lot of new US fusion bands !!

Of course this is not a masterpiece!!In fact I think that within such "landscape" of fusion and generally experimental pop rock music, there are for instance bands like Uzeb and also the Dave Mathew's band (even though these latter much pop rock- oriented) which can be easier more appreciated by common people not involved with this sort of light "RIO" music. Well the Dave Mathew's band is not a progressive or an experimental ensemble, but their attitude is really "progressive" in the true meaning of this word,today at least; therefore I think of bands like Nine Inch nails, being as much versatile (often modern and fresh) as a small bunch of other fusion bands nowadays !!

Coming back to the present album, I don't believe that Gamalon were inspired by any music model or stereotype, but for sure They have been learning from the best progressive/fusion bands for some years in the eighties/nineties, without being labelled into a precise category: such bands, performing also some excursions into the experimental fusion (listen to the band "The Sonnambulist" or to A Triggering myth ") or making a completely different job within an art rock genre (for example the "Dixie Dreggs"), were delightful for the music fans of art rock. At the end I have made all these examples in order to make understand better their style and I think that their versatility consists of stunning harmonic solutions well performed, without any bombastic solo or virtuosity..but I don't want to affect your opinion anyway,so try to check it out!!

Recommended to the fans of Canterbury fusion or "RIO" music in a lighter vein...make your own choice!!

lor68 | 4/5 |

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