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TIME CRUNCH

Niacin

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.65 | 47 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Even the most lazy or shy Hobbit will start to move his body when he is confronted with the music on this fifth album from the Niacin: what a mindblowing blend of rock and jazz! This experienced trio (before Niacin the members played with Georg Clinton, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Andy Summers) makes progrock that is based upon the powerful and distinctive sound of the Hammond organ (the B3): swirling and flashing as a captivating meeting of Keith Emerson and Brian Auger. The rhythm-section is super- propulsive: a fat bass guitar in combination with dynamic and powerful drum work. A big surprise: two excellent renditions from the covers "Blue wind" (Jeff Beck) and "Red" (King Crimson), these two songs almost justify a purchase of this CD! The only mellow track is "Glow" (soft piano), the rest is splendid, very bombastic keyboard driven progrock featuring lots of organ along clavinet, synthesizers and piano. A MUST FOR THE HAMMOND FREAKS!!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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