The German jazz and fusion scene often seems unfairly eclipsed by its concurrent krautrock and psychedelic scene. Association Earwax, who became Association P.C. on the band's final three albums, were a fine outfit and the original home of guitarist Toto Blanke, creating a fusion similar to several jazz threads - the early CGI albums of George Benson, the heavy fuzz organ-led jazz rock of Soft Machine, and the crazed, on-the-edge-of-free-jazz experiments of ECM artists like Wolfgang Dauner. While this six-track debut doesn't have quite the impressive moments albums like Erna Morena do, it still has plenty of fine material, ranging from mellow Benson-like guitar and rhodes jazz pieces to full throttle noisefests. A good one for sure, the entire Association P.C. (the P.C. standing for drummer Pierre Courbois) catalog needs reissues.
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