Quantum — Quantum
(Record Runner RR 0020-2, 1980/1992, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1993-10-01
This outstanding Brazilian instrumental five-piece recorded only this one album in the early 80s, and then disappeared. Their sound combines the best elements of the European progressive sound with symphonic and fusion, to produce a stunning instrumental album of enchanting sophistication and complexity. The compositions are energetic and melodic, and the playing is extremely tight — I am often reminded of the French band Terpandre, although Quantum has a much smoother and fluid sound, with more evident jazz underpinnings. The CD reissue adds a bonus track that was destined for a second album that never got off the ground. Sound wise, this reissue is very clean, with far more clarity and depth than the LP had, with the exception of some minor waffling at the lead-in to the first track. A very worthwhile album that was (unfortunately) largely overlooked the first time around.
Related artist(s): Quantum / Quantum II
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