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FM - Direct To Disc [Aka: Head Room] CD (album) cover

DIRECT TO DISC [AKA: HEAD ROOM]

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3.68 | 83 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars Crossing the border into improvisation

FM followed-up their excellent debut album Black Noise with this experimental live-in-the-studio effort. It was unique of its kind as the band apparently recorded it "direct to disc". How much of it that was rehearsed beforehand and how much is improvisation is hard to say exactly, but the results are mixed at best. The musical styles are towards Jazz-Rock/Fusion and electronic sounds. There are hardly any vocals and what little there are sound very weak in comparison with other FM albums.

Progressive Rock fans are bound to be interested in an album with two 15 minute plus tracks, but even though Headroom has its moments the overall impression is that it is too thin with ideas and lacking in direction. I find it mostly listenable, occasionally enjoyable, but not particularly memorable in the end.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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