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"An unusual instrumentation delivers a group sound in which the usual hierarchies of lead and rhythm are neatly overturned. The two guitarists exchange places and roles, while the horns alternate ostinato accompaniment with strikingly effective solo excursions.
Llombart's musical world seems to stretch from the bop-into-cool of the title track to the fringes of rock, though it's drummer Joe Smith who claims the credit on the set's only noisy shredder, the fine Current Electric. For the most part, the mood is quite sombre and thoughtful. The familiar Miles Davis line sounds almost mournful in this arrangement and even Gershwin's Liza has an elegiac twist. There's more boppy stuff on Motivotion, which is credited to the leader but could easily pass as something from the Blue Note archive, but it's the more atmospheric material which stands out and the broken-figuration of Bajada is just exquisite. Another of Jordi Pujol's great finds."
Brian Morton -Jazz Journal (August, 2015)
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