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Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.76 | 36 ratings

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2 stars There's no doubting the fact that Kraan could play, of that there's no question. So why is this so uninteresting?

The problem with Kraan is that they seemed to set themselves a first class conundrum and were never able to find a way out.

I do like their Marillion sounding guitars - but there no emotion in this recording at all, It's nice enough with plenty of colour and liveliness. It's just that it sounds so sterile and uninvolving. I guess that's the curse of prog bands of the late '70s where so many genres appeared out of the blue. Kraan tried to please everyone with this album - but pleased no-one. Me included.

This certainly won't be anyone's favourite album of all time - but in saying this, if you can switch off your mind, make it blank, and listen - it definitely has its moments. Two tracks in particular spring to mind: 'Your'e Right' which is a bit 'Detroit Spinners '78' but with Dave Gilmour's guitar from the 'Wall'. The second is 'Buy Buy' which is remarkably catchy and fresh with nice female vocals. Although it does sound very poppy and strangely ahead of its time - sounding very 1986.

Oh well. A pretty enough album with some nice laid back guitar, but it can't detract from the fact that there's a serious lack of intent involved.

Let's not beat about the bush here. You shouldn't play this in front of you're girlfriend. It's far too embarrassing for that. She'd laugh at you in the face. Therefore it's a paltry two stars. (although it's a sneaky three stars when playing it with my darts pals)

Dobermensch | 2/5 |


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