MORAINE - Metamorphic Rock

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 4/10 | Label: Moonjune | Autor: WK

Instrumental power rock from Seattle. With electric guitar, violin, baritone sax, eight-string bass and drums the quintet Moraine goes on the offensive. The opener "Irreducible Complexity" promises dense, inspired jazz rock with many reminiscences of the seventies. Unfortunately, the group does not hold its own for long. Often she powders herself into error, cannot decide between powerful straightforwardness and pensive poetry. It gets particularly flat when she maneuvers herself into world musical realms. From the rich pool of their instrumental timbres, the five bring out too few contrasts. It must be said, however, that the CD is a live recording. The audience doesn't necessarily seem euphoric, but the music may work in a concert situation. However, this is only transmitted insufficiently via CD, the spark does not jump over. The constantly repeating Ostinati and Unisoni begin to annoy at some point. Too bad, because the potential to fire off a colourful jazz rock spectacle is there.

Top Track: Irreducible Complexity

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