Saturday, 14 November 2015
Krokofant - Krokofant (2014)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
Krokofant is a trio with a lineup of saxophone, guitars and drums. A real powertrio.
Powertrio because this music is very powerful. We are somewhere in fusion land. Add some avant-garde and lots of eclectic prog in this fusion soup. Names like King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Kraan springs to mind here. I have also noted that one of the songs here, I believe it is Superman, starts with huge chunk from the Soft Machine classic Facelift.
The music is very intense with a very intense saxophone blowing the earwax out of my ears. The saxophone is at times totally dissonant. The guitars is pretty harsh too and the drums supports all this mayhem. This album is mayhem indeed.
There is method in this mayhem and the music is at times very good. It is not all out jazz and fusion. It is not all out eclectic prog either. Those who loves a blend of those genres would really like this album. I rate it as a good album indeed.