Saturday 12 August 2017
Baraka - Baraka VII (2007)
The fifth album from this Japanese band.
Baraka is a trio with guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
I have known about this band for a long time and have always wanted to check out their albums. Unfortunate, I have only got their last four albums. The first review of them is this album/you will find reviews of the other albums somewhere else in this blog.
Listed as a heavy prog band in ProgArchives, I was expecting some hard hitting and noisy heavy prog bordering to jazz. Well.....
.... The music here is not noisy or hard hitting at all. Neither is it heavy prog....
We are again in the fusion land. Fusion with some jazz and some heavy prog too. The music is at times heavy and lively. But parts of this album is also very pedestrian and very much like a TV/movie soundtrack.
The trio does a good job. Nevertheless, this is not the most interesting, not even remotely so, fusion album I have heard. The quality is pretty good but not really good. Hence my restrained sprinkling of points over this album.