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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Trurl is a jazz fusion/progressive one man band formed by Glass Hammer keybordist and multi instrumentalist Fred Schendel. One album released so far in 2011 named Do not see me rabbit. This quite strange and intresting name was taken from a character of Stanislaw Lem's humorous short story collection - The Cyberiad. The music offered is quite complex and with many changes in tempo, jazz fusion with progressive elements thrown in, a well balanced and intresting release all the way. Schendel handle all instruments here, and is very good in what is doing quite virtuosic on many parts, I mean the drums and bass are really excellent besides his main instrument keyboards, never though if I didn't know that is one man band. The sound is fat and crisp clear, what elese a total winner to me. There are some ELP inspired keybords and Gentle Giant disonant complicated arrangements and in combination with the jazz fusion parts gives to the listner a very memorable album where each instrument really shines. Lenghty pieces some of them with enough room for virtuosity, the album is instrumental entirely with some sporadicaly short chants here and there. As I said the album is diverse, catchy and I guess will pleases both fans of jazz fusion as those more towards progressive rock, both palletes are covered in good manner and with elegant moments. Nice art work aswell. The album available at his bandcamp page at very low price. From me 4 stars for sure, quite diffrent from he does in his main band Glass Hammer, but as good if not even better then many moments with his mother band.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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