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AFTER THE EXHIBITION

The Wrong Object

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 86 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Well this is my first taste of THE WRONG OBJECT a Belgian band who play an adventerous style of Jazz/ Fusion. Apparently their live shows often include Zappa covers as they are big fans. I was surprised to see Benoit Moerlen(GONG, GONGZILLA) guesting on no less than 6 tracks on marimba and vibes. Also it was cool to hear UNIVERS ZERO's latest keyboardist Antoine Guenet on here.

"Detox Gruel" is an uptempo horn driven track and I love the dissonant horns a minute in as the song settles back. Check out the guitar 2 1/2 minutes in. Back to the original soundscape before 4 minutes. What a song! "Spanish Fly" opens with piano then this catchy horn melody with vibes comes and goes. Not a fan of that as I much prefer the interlude with horns. Some angular guitar after 3 minutes and growly sounds. Back to the horn melody from earlier. "Yantra" features a variety of horns and sounds. Alto sax after 2 minutes and I really enjoy the sound before 3 1/2 minutes with the bass and keyboards. Another change before 5 minutes as we get some crazy stuff happening. The guitar, bass and vibes are all so good.

"Frank Nuts" has such a great sound to it a minute in with the organ, horns and rhythm section. Heavy stuff. Next up is one of the highlights of this album, a three part suite beginning with "Jungle Cow Part I". Percussion sounds and a jungle-like atmosphere which becomes fairly chaotic with a lot of crazy sounds. Not music really as this is very experimental. Some interesting guitar late as it blends into "Jungle Cow Part II". After 1 1/2 minutes we get horns, piano, bass and more. The guitar starts to solo and this sounds amazing. "Jungle Cow Part III" is catchy and powerful to start until we get some relief before 1 1/2 minutes as it settles right down with picked guitar, soothing horns and more. Beautiful stuff. Dissonant horns change that(haha) after 4 minutes.

"Glass Cubes" is different from the rest as we get guest female vocals and piano leading the way. A melodic track that picks up after 6 minutes as we get dual vocals. Lots of horns and active drumming as the intensity increases. Great track! "Wrong But Not False" is a jazzy tune with the clarinet leading then the piano followed by the guitar, sax then back to the original soundscape. "Flashlight Into The Black Hole" is a horn driven tune which has a great driving sound to it after 1 1/2 minutes with sax playing over top. "Stammtisch" reminds me a lot of Zappa with the vibes and horns. Check out the guitar before 4 minutes followed by some horn-led insanity.

A solid 4 stars for this one.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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