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Trey Gunn - The Trey Gunn Band - The Joy of Molybdenum CD (album) cover


Trey Gunn


Eclectic Prog

3.90 | 37 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars An instrumental delight highly recommended to Crimson fans as well as any seeking some a unique, experimental listening experience which fits well into the background for various tasks but could easily demand active listening for its sonic experimentation and well-played grooves.

Fans of modern KC will feel right at home here with Gunn's use of bass and effects, sometimes coming across (along with guitar collaborator Geballe) very Frippian. Gunn displays his compositional smarts throughout, never dominating the field with his dexterous touch-bass. The result is a fine mix of dreamy/nightmarish atmospheres with occasional outbursts of frantic, electric sounds. Percussionist Muller adds the finishing touches to this album though, incorporating numerous ethnic drums, shakers, noise makers, etc. which gives 'Molybdenum' a very mystic feel.

All in all, one of the more intriguing instrumental albums in my collection, with heaps of terrific grooves and sounds.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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