Sunday 16 April 2017

Jet Lag - Delusione Ottica (2001)

The one and only album from this Italian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of flute, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and Italian male vocals.

I presume Jet Lag is named after a PFM album. Which means PFM like music..... OK ?............ No.

Jet Lag has taken a lot from the 1970s Italian symphonic prog scene and added a lot of fusion and heavy prog. A band like Osanna springs to mind. There is not much PFM influences here, if any at all.

The music is hard and intense throughout. But the flute is really playing a big part here and is adding a lot of colours. The band has a modernised Italian progressive rock sound.

The music on this fifty minutes long album is also very playful with tonnes of very interesting details. There is a lot of wacky rhythms here and a lot of mad stuff. That reminds me a lot about the likes of Area.

The end result is a energetic, lively album with a lot of good music. It is a debut album which should have lead to more albums from this band. That has not happened, I am afraid.

Check out this good album.

3 points

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