Infinity Machine Original recording remastered
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Jim Bonevich in Kalamazoo, MI
My favorite track is "Ostinato" - and yes it has that - with a middle section where the ostinato just teeters on the annoying before surging back to a great refrain of the main theme.
This was my second Passport acquisition after "Cross-Collateral" - which also featured the original musicians, and probably remains my favorite of their albums. Passport's later albums with a number of other musicians didn't hold the same interest for me. My only regret is that I don't think I ever had the opportunity to see Passport and/or Doldinger live.
The rest of the album is marginal, but is still better than any fusion being done today.
On occasion the album struggles to keep up with the momentum of "Ju Ju Man",a ten minute funk extravaganza that has a great melodic clavinet hook but a very swinging chorus and some adventures solos on sax and keyboards in and around the middle,not to mention Wolfgang's dancing bassline. I myself would've just assumed it be a sidelong thing. But it gives you exactly the minimum this sort of funk is best offering so no trouble here. "Morning Sun" builds from a calming ballad into an early disco-jazz number with a glossy 4/4 dance beat. "Blue Aura" and "Contemplation" really bring out Klaus's inner John Coltrane,where his compositions and playing seem to be chanting on some type of spiritual level. The title song and the probing groove of "Ostinato" both find the band blending their own sound into a progressive,trancy electronica/dance arrangement.Read more ›
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