Razl: Glow Pig
Rotonova (Martian Sheep Records MS-01)
Damian Erskine (bass), Pepe Acebal (drums), Arturo Herrera (triangle, shakers).
Composed by Razl.
Recorded: Madrid, Spain
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
OK, I loved the title. I admit it, so can we move on? The (very) happy coincidence here is that guitarist Razl has brought in Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally on guitar. This is a great guitar collaboration, one not muddled by excessive 6-string hyperbole. Instead Razl and Keneally drive through the composition, adding spice via inspiring solos, breathtaking unison runs, and start-&-stop surprises. This is Fusion with a capital F, proving that there's no shame in revisiting the past when the results are this good.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski