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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 11 ratings

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4 stars Project name and the album title both hit the nail right on the head. Released on the acclaimed Kscope label here we have fifteen relatively short and compact samples, or namely fragments, if you will. The band TRIFECTA is consisting of the experienced musicians Adam Holzman (keys), Nick Beggs (bass, vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums). This means here we basically have a groovy jazz fusion super group at work. Regarding the procedure, those fragments took shape while being on tour with the Steven Wilson band, when the trio decided to jam together after several soundchecks. Finally they had a handful of tracks ready to work on, then went to their seperate home studios in order to refine the material. Considering the track titles, and music-wise in the same way, you will detect some references to other wellknown rock bands deriving from the progressive music realm.

The three are offering a lively and playful atmosphere by all means. Pavlov's Dog Killed Schrodinger's Cat features proper vocals, and some drum programming by Russell Holzman. The Enigma Of Mr. Fripp masterfully resembles the special King Crimson appeal. Sometimes Beggs' funky bass rules, exemplarily to notice on Proto Molecule and the following Auntie. I also would like to highlight the sentimental beauty of Dry Martini, or Voyage Of Discovery, somehow reminding me of the Tony Williams Lifetime. This collection definitely showcases a diversified multi-layered approach. Worth it to purchase. Absolutely enjoyable, even when you're taking into account that electric guitars are having a rather minimal role here. Hopefully this album won't be the last sign of life.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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