Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Brand X - Moroccan Roll (1977)


The second album from this British band.

The band is a quintet on this album with a lineup of drums, bass, synths, guitars, percussion, sitar, piano, organ, clavinet, marimba, autoharp and vocals.

This British band is back again after a very successful debut album. This time with both Percy Jones and Phil Collins as their most well known musicians.

We are again being treated to some very hardcore jazz-rock. Not so much fusion as jazz-rock.

The reason is that the compositions here are hard and hard thumping. This is not easy listening music in any form or shape.

The highly talented five musicians in Brand X is giving their talents and ideas free reign, though. The music is really kicking wildly in many directions... and it is very much in the jazz direction.

The music is wildly lively and has a lot of the best elements of jazz. It is also pretty melodic and feels like life itself.

It is also an album I have set aside for the next decades of myself as I think I will like it more then than now.

I am not entirely won over by this album as it has too much solos for the sake of solos. It is still a very good album and one for the rest of my life.

3.5 points

 

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