Friday 27 April 2018
Speed Limit - Speed Limit (1975)
The debut album from this French band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of woodwinds, electric piano, drums, guitars, percussion and bass.
Speed Limit released two albums before they were disbanded. Both albums reviewed in this blog.
This band was another Magma side-project. Yocho Seffer was again involved as he was in another free jazz band I have reviewed. That band was Perception. See my reviews of their album somewhere else in this blog.
Speed Limit is indeed a free improvisation jazz band on this album. They changed on the second album, though...
There is a lot of woodwinds and a pulsating bass on this album. There is also a lot of electric piano on this album. There is some pretty strong zeuhl influences on this album.
Being an improvisation, this half an hour long album is built around long solos, underpinned by the drums and the bass.
The band throws up some decent jazz here. But nothing more than that. I am not particular impressed by this album.