Saturday, October 3, 2015

Solution - 1977 - Fully Interlocking

Fully Interlocking

01. Give me some more (5:18)
02. Carrousel (7:05)
03. Sonic sea (7:10)
04. Free inside (6:12)
05. French melodie (4:30)
06. Empty faces (6:25)

- Tom Barlage / flute, saxes, percussion, keyboards
- Willem Ennes / keyboards, backing vocals
- Hans Waterman / drums
- Guus Willemse / bass guitar, lead vocals

- Ray Cooper / conga's, percussion
- Stuard Epp / backing vocals

The Dutch fusion band here took a more accessible way to produce easier tracks, still having some lead vocals. The saxes, keyboards, bass and drums are well balanced, and it sounds melodic, joyful, fresh and good. The ensemble is rather catchy, pleasant to listen. I would say it is definitely romantic: the saxophones are greatly responsible of that. The keyboards are varied and often floating, while there are different kinds of pianos. The best track is definitely "Carousel", a beautiful sentimental masterpiece, totally jazzy and progressive, full of Fender Rhodes: you absolutely have to enjoy the intense quintessential bit, where intense sax solo, heavily floating keyboards, punchy bass and expert drums suddenly take the maximum room available, creating an unbelievable extreme dynamic romantic passage. WOW!

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