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David Sancious


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 33 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars David Sancious was part of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for their first three albums before going out on his own. After his solo project ended he became a session musician for popular pop stars. So yes he has done very well for himself. Man I hate to even bring up the Springsteen connection because i've never been a fan, quite the contrary actually, ever since "Born To Run" was all over the radio in the seventies. And that dude from "Rolling Stone" who said he saw the future of Rock when he saw Springsteen way back when, I hope you've finally gotten your laser eye surgery because you were dead wrong. The music from Sancious is sort of a Jazz / Fusion style mixed with Symphonic-Prog I guess you could say. I have to admit as much as the playing on this album impresses me, especially the bass and drum work, I just can't get into the music.

I probably like the first track the most. "Piktor's Metamorphosis" contrasts the laid back, chill out mood with the more aggressive keys, bass and drums sections. "Sky Church Hymn #9" opens with drums as this bluesy guitar comes in. Not fan of this. It turns more uptempo though with some ripping guitar (okay i'm impressed) before ending the way it began.

"The Play And Displays Of The Heart" opens with piano and acoustic guitar with the tempo switching back and forth. It's okay. "Transformation (The Speed Of Love)" is the closing side long suite. It kicks in after a minute. Organ 5 minutes in then we get a calm before it kicks back in. Love the bass and drum work. A calm with bells 9 1/2 minutes in and later after 12 minutes before kicking back in 15 1/2 minutes in. Good song but i'm not overy impressed.

I'm in the minority here with my thoughts on this record so a grain of salt is recommended. I think it's good, most think it's great.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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