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Sean Trane
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3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!

Last album from one of the most impressive group coming from the Iberic Peninsula, also maybe the least accessible but the most lauded one by progheads. Just three tracks (the Cd actually breaks down the last experimental track into two parts) and one of them a side- long epic. As it goes for the other two albums, they are incredibly tight here too, their unchanged line-up being one of the main reasons.

This album is more classically oriented and certainly more ELP-ish than the previous GG- esque Crocodile album. The Ebusus (an antique name for the Ibiza island) track is a very rocky ride and quite demanding on the listener at times but also holds many delicious moments certainly one of them being the funky bass-lead up-tempo with slight rap-like vocals around the 7min mark, however quickly dispelled by an ELP call and response between synths and other KBs and constant but sometimes needless changes. The second track , the 11min title track (also an antique name for their city Manresa) is sometimes interesting but I find it simply too much unstable for its own good and simply too derivative of classical music.

The last tracks differs strongly from the rest of Fusioon and rightly so, since it is the only track written by guitarist Brunet, but this does not mean that it is loaded with histrionics, far from it: it is completely analogue synthesized - among which Mellotrons and Moogs - is maybe the most interesting of the album and certainly the most adventuresome, sounding like a wild and unstable Krautrock, although like some colleague reviewers said elsewhere, it does stick out like a sore-thumb compared to the rest of the album, but their whole discography as well..

To me, this last album is certainly Fusioon's more extreme statement of the three albums, but maybe a little too extreme!!! At least to me.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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