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Ozone Quartet: Nocturne

John W. Patterson BY

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Ozone Quartet: Nocturne
Jack in, tune up, and get yourself lost in smokin' fusion ecstasy. Here's jazz rock violin comin' at you in electrified, preorgasmic shudders, Chapman Stick in exotic overdrive mode, kickin' drums sounding like '70's era, Billy Cobham and guitars in that Ray Gomez fusiony-rock, blues whirl and punch. This is tight but loose, serious yet fun, noir-inspired grooves that no one else but the Ozone Quartet can deliver. This approaches world fusion with funky backbeat yet Middle Eastern flair, and at times you may want to dance. The soul of the mad dervish dancer weaves among the swaying shadows of hypnotic percussion. This is a music of enchantment, a tapestry of colors and hues of sound woven intricately by fingers charged with the need to break the boundaried curse of the mundane — reaching for the hidden chords, the occultic strains of notes, drifting up from long lost kingdoms of forgotten peoples.

This is an unusual mix of complex rhythms, fiddle flourishes, Stick magic, and guitar pleasures. If you like rock in your fusion, they satisfy. If you prefer more jazzy violin leaning in that soulful Urbaniak, mellow Goodman, or Tesseract mode — it is here. If you need a bit of that world percussive, tribal thing with a bit of funked groove too, you'll find it. But most of all if you need something a bit different in your fusion that both soothes and excites, Ozone Quartet can cover a wide range of territory. A certain passion to deliver their best comes through. Listen for all the things you like about fusion and I guarantee you won't come away unimpressed nor unmoved by this second release from the OQ gang. Strongly recommended.

Personnel

Wayne Leechford on Chapman Stick Francis Dyer on drums, tabla, chimes, vibes, bells, and a wide assortment of eclectic percussion Hollis Brown on electric violin Kenny Thompson on electric and acoustic guitars

Track listing:1. The Watcher 2. Mutoid Man 3. Flood 4. Backbone of Night 5. Mazeppa 6. Diamond Eye 7. The Real Thing 8. The Getaway 9. Moss 10. Circus After Hours 11. Dusk Creatures 12. Broquen

Album information

Title: Nocturne | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Flat Five Records

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