MATS/MORGAN BAND - Radio Da Da/The Teenage Tapes

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Cuneiform | Autor: MaB

The two Swedes Mats Öberg and Morgan Ågren may have been positively remembered by some readers of the concert recording "Zappa's Universe" (1993) and were praised for their instrumental skills not only by Zappa herself, but also by ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford. This double CD includes the 1992 album "Radio Da Da" with two bonus tracks, the demo collection "The Teenage Tapes" with recordings from 1986 to 2008 and the complete material was remixed, mastered and overdubbed by Morgan Ågren. In addition, for each of the 54 pieces (total duration: almost 150 minutes) there is information on the instruments and the recording source (usually four to eight-track devices). Somewhat irritating is that there are three different tracklists for "Radio Da Da": in the booklet, on the inlay card and on the PC playlist. The one on the inlay card is correct. Despite this little sloppiness, this double-decker offers a worthwhile introduction to the exciting musical cosmos of the Mats/Morgan Band.

Top track: Här Kommer Bodd

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