Free time is quickly becoming a luxury as I start the second semester of the academic year, so I’ve unfortunately not had much time to listen to music. When I have been listening, though, I’ve been listening to a lot of fusion - I got Heavy Weather and The Inner Mounting Flame for Christmas. Also, the master of my college here at Yale just tonight hosted a somewhat cheesy funk/fusion band called Mokijam, whose otherwise uninspired music was spiced up by a guy who played the fretless bass loudly, aggressively, and with some amount of talent. I love the fretless bass, so I stayed through the set and enjoyed myself.
Also on a sort-of fusion track, Magma’s 1001 Degrees Centigrades has been enthralling me. I’m going to have to backtrack and pick up said band’s debut album, as it’s said to be along the same lines. Otherwise, I haven’t been listening to much, though Samla Mammas Manna’s Maltid has also made an overwhelmingly positive impression on me, and in my next order from NSA or Syn-Phonic or wherever, there will definitely be at least one Samla album.
That’s it for now… hopefully once I get back into the swing of things I’ll have more chances to listen to music and write reviews. Also hopefully my reviewers will get off their collective Christmas asses and submit stuff. :)