domingo, 1 de mayo de 2016

Group 87 - Group 87 (1980)





Cuando el álbum debut homónimo del Grupo 87 fue lanzado en 1980, prácticamente nadie sabía cómo clasificar su musica. No es exactamente jazz, no exactamente rock, no es exactamente New Age o la New Wave, este talentoso trío (con la ayuda de el ex-baterista de Zappa Terry Bozzio) ha forjado una dinámica fusión de todo lo anterior. la producción del álbum oculta su artesanía artística y arreglos inteligentes, los cuales están esculpidas con el brillo glacial de los teclados, guitarras ricas texturas metálicas, bajo vigoroso pero pulsante y percusión explosiva.

When Group 87's eponymous debut album was released in 1980, virtually no one knew how to categorize it. Not exactly jazz, not exactly rock, not exactly new age or new wave, this talented trio (with help from ex-Zappa drummer Terry Bozzio) forged a dynamic fusion of all the above. The album's fastidious production belies its artful craftmanship and the clever arrangements, all of which are sculpted out of the icy sheen of richly textured keyboards, metallic-edged guitars, sinewy but pulsating bass and exploding percussion. Mark Isham's flawless synthesizer programming and minimal but tasteful brass charts form the bedrock upon which Peter Manu's fiery guitar leads and Patrick O'hearn's liquid bass lines spiral and soar like graceful birds in flight. It's as if one were to marry the passionate emotional intensity of jazz with the cold mechanical precision of electronic music; alternately, imagine the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Tangerine Dream fused into an organic whole. There's hardly a wasted track here, but among the numerous highlights are "Future of the City," "Magnificent Clockworks" and "Moving Sidewalks." Imagine it as one possible future of jazz that was never realized.
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Bass – Patrick O'Hearn
Bass, Keyboards – Mark Isham
Drums – Terry Bozzio
Guitar, Keyboards, Violin – Peter Maunu
Piano – Peter Wolf (3)


Future Of The City     5:01
Magnificent Clockworks     4:30
Frontiers 1856     3:16
Sublime Feline     6:25
The Bedouin     3:21
While The City Sleeps     2:25
Moving Sidewalks     4:24
Hall Of Glass     2:34
One Night Away From Day     5:55


 

2 comentarios:

  1. Grupo 87 fue lanzado en 1980, prácticamente nadie sabía cómo clasificar su musica. No es exactamente jazz, no exactamente rock, no es exactamente New Age o la New Wave.
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  2. Awesome, thank you Anonimo very much appreciated!

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