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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.54 | 35 ratings

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4 stars Mongol is one of the forgotten jewels of Japan in the '90's. This band manage to release one single album in 1997 named Doppler 444 and then disappered into oblivion, partial, because some of us remember this band and give the credit they desearve. Release on CD by Belle Antique , today is a very hard to find item, but not impossible aswell, but if you can get this treasure in your hands, don't hesitate to listen because this japanese kick major ass on every piece. In the liner notes is said that the tracks were recorded and engineered between 1988 and 1996, by one of the members, Driller, the guitar player. This is one of the most intristing jazz fusion album ever coming from Japan, with blistering moments, with some symphonic touches here and there, because of the keyboards orientation arrangements, but the man behind this whole attraction to me is the drumer - Stamper, who did aswell the art work of the album. To play how this guy playes here, is beyond me, excellent musician, with some absolute stunning drum chops, maybe one of the best you ever here in this field. Of course, the whole band is top notch, each one with truly amazing moments on each instrumen, but they sound like a real unit here, no weak moments, some fantastic interplays between keys and guitar, what else a great album. They combine jazz with fusion elements, some more metalic elements are added here and there, some even zheulish atmosphere but all done with profesionalism. From what I see here, this album is underrated and too low rated, and only 4 reviews from 9 totaly since today, this is strange for me. Not very well known band, but to those who search for good music, progressive music specially , is almost impossible not to trace out this amazing band. If you find it don't hesitate to have it because is great jazz fusion album and very unnoticed.4-4.5 stars, one of the premier league albums from the '90's in jazz fusion field. Recommend for sure.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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