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Kochan, Jacek & Musiconspiracy / Occupational Hazard
Album:Occupational Hazard Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kochan, Jacek & Musiconspiracy Added:03/2020
Label:Roots to Boot 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-16 
Reviewed: 2020—03-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Drummer Kochan has assembled an electric eclectic jazz fusion group with prog rock elements. They hail from Winnepeg. The music is dark and brooding. Vocalist Shepherd adds an ominous element.
If You Like: Robert Fripp, Terje Rypdal, Mark Wingfield, Soft Machine, Alan Holdsworth, Susanne Abbuehl
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ / Fear No More (7:45) – piano starts> slow tempo song builds to uptempo jam, then mellows, then swings into rocking uptempo with soaring guitar> fade
*2/ Evident Monk (5:23) – bass starts> uptempo hesitating song with power chords> mellow sax solo> guitar solo> midtempo song> fade
*3/ Not To Be Trusted (7:07) – vocal starts> midtempo song with brooding deep undertone slowly builds into uptempo jam> crescendo end
4/ Occupational Hazard (2:51) – vocal shout starts> rocking uptempo song with shouted vocals> quick stop
5/ Misunderstood Intentions (4:47) – guitar starts> slow tempo song> organ solo to fade>
6/ Soliloquy (5:16) – organ starts> uptempo song> quick stop
7/ Half Baked (4:40) – piano starts> uptempo jam> crescendo & quick stop
*8/ Better Yet (5:38) – guitar starts> slow tempo song swells into rocking uptempo jam> sax solo> uptempo song with chorus> soaring guitar to quick stop
9/ Mocker’s Lounge (5:30) – bass solo starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings into uptempo jam> quick stop> pause> male vocal acapella chorus to end
10/ Mocker’s Lounge – reprise (2:38) – synth starts> rocking uptempo jam> quick fade.

Track Listing
1.Fear No More 
2.Evident Monk 
7.Half Baked
3.Not to Be Trusted 
8.Better Yet
4.Occupational Hazard 
9.Mocker's Lounge
5.Misunderstood Intentions 
10.Mocker's Lounge - Reprise