Project Lo — Dabblings in Darkness
(LoLo 004-2, 1995, CD)
by Alain Lachapelle, Published 1995-11-01
An acoustic guitar, a soprano saxophone on a backdrop where a fretless bass harmonizes and slides smoothly over percussion while synthesizer chords wash away is an appropriate description for this inspired fusion album. Just when the heartfelt melody seems to be settling for a while a treat comes by, be it the excellent fretless bass playing by Percy Jones, the engaged acoustic guitar lines of Bon Lozaga, the warm soprano sax played by Chris Farr, or the percussive work of Bobby Thomas Jr. Composers Jim Loretangeli (keyboards) and Lozaga succeeded in creating a music that has a definite freshness rooted in its heart. The frank simplicity of the melodies and the straightforward approach fills each track but also makes room for a playfulness shared by the musicians that is contagiously carried to the listener. A nice offering on the mellow fusionesque side of things, that also features Pierre Moerlen playing toms on one track and violin player Caryn Lin on another. Recommended.
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