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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.26 | 29 ratings

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2 stars Solution - Fully Interlocking (1977)

The sound of Solution after Cordon Bleu can be described as mellow fusion with an Alan Parson's Project sound. Sometimes the band get's in an adventerious mood however, and these moments can be of interest to the listener of progressive music. The best moments of Solution remind me a bit of the Polish super-group, S.B.B.

The band has a drummer, a bass-player, keyboards and a sax. All are talented and sound professional. The sax was recorded very clean and poppy, I would have loved to hear a more bebob-kind of sound.

On Fully Interlocking Solution has basically the same formula as on Cordon Bleu, but somehow I can't get attached to this album. The adventerious moments on Cordon Blue were fantastic and some of the melodic song-writing truly swept me away, but on this follow-op album the music has lost it's impact on me. Perhaps it's a bit to cheesy and romantic, with way to clean vocals on way to 'relaxing' music. Some of the atmospheric intro's get me excited, but the band promises more then it delivers. Still, some compositions have their atmospheric moments and I must say the band seems to be in control. Perhaps a bit to much.

Conclusion. If you liked Cordon Bleu very much and you want more of this style of music this album is recommended. It's a good album for fans of clean-arranged modern fusion. The recording stands out as being utterly brilliant, warm and precise. But this doesn't safe this effort from being a back-ground music affair. Claims by other reviewers on this album being progressive are not valid IMHO, but the albums does sound symphonic. Two stars, but not because of lack of quality, but because of lack of a brave vision and catchy song- writing/composition.

friso | 2/5 |


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