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Mark Wingfield


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.58 | 5 ratings

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4 stars Mark Wingfield is considered Allan Holdsworth's heir. He shows a huge number of collaborations and various albums, produced by Moon June Records, a house strongly jazz fusion oriented which produced, among the others, part of Holdsworth's discography.

Wingfield's musical compositions are a bit avant garde and were studied in Contemporary Music Department of Goldsmith College in London.

When you listen to this work, you immediately notice that Wingfield's style is far different from Holdsworth's one. Wingfield has an acid timbre and uses a lot of high strident notes, which were never used by Holdsworth, who was more warm and melodic. But in the phrases we can find some analogies, mostly in the more intimate songs as "Loking Back at The Amber Lit House", even if there are less powerchords than in Hodlsworth compositions.

Wingfield is assisted by proficient musicians as Asaf Sirkis on Drums, Dominique Vantomme on synth and Yaron Stavi on bass, but in this work he leaves only a little space to his musicians, who create a comfortable carpet of sound where he can express his music.

The entire album is pervaded by a mood of anxiety, fear, uneasiness and melancholic onirical sceneries. Rarely there's a ray of light, and if... it's almost that unfamiliar one which forces you to the awakening.

The album is generally very impressive, but not quite easy to approach. Reccomended to lovers who like to deepen in not usual sounds and harmonizations, however highly fascinating!

progpromoter | 4/5 |


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