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MOROCCAN ROLL

Brand X

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.06 | 254 ratings

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Bj-1
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4 stars After an excellent debut album Brand X kept improving on their compositions, resulting in this little jewel. The addition of Morris Pert on percussions expanded the bands sound into a more exotic sounding direction simultaneously with an ever growing Mahavishnu Orchestra influence, the result sounding very different from anything else. The opening track features a solid sitar riff with vocals sung in sanskrit by Phil Collins, creating a very dreamy trance like atmosphere that will take you to the temples of India in no time. The follow-up 'Why Should I lend You Mine' is a very laidback fusion jam that teases and toys with the listener all the way through. It recalls the title track of the debut only more eclectic. Good and effective stuff! The rest of the album is closer to the debut album only with a more orchestred sound complete with further eastern influences and much more atmosphere this time around. "Orbits" and "Collapsar" are the only throwaways here but the rest of the album is excellent. Amazing playing as well.

A no-brainer if you already are into this band. Might even work as a good starter as well. 4.5/5

Bj-1 | 4/5 |

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