A shadow covers this city again You wonder is this the end When was the time that the city slept It's a change and the whole entire city wept When were the days that weren't so fucking dark A history that we all seem to forget Dark days they come so fast I can only hope that they don't last 'Cause every second is getting worse I can't believe that I'm not cursed The dead city is calling out Gotta wonder why we're in doubt When was the crime at its very least Another vision of a perfect society When was the corruption of these police A minor myth that came down in history. It is only a pitty that the video is in 4:3 format, but we can be very happy that it is so much more than nothing at all. To me, this is a rather uneven album, and I've heard some of their later stuff, which sounds too close to lite jazz-rock to my liking. Tracks blur from blasting gang vocals and brain shredding trem picking riffs to building chord progressions to grooving Motorhead beats and moments of dreadlocked, crust infused glory fit to have the surliest Doom fan punching the air and stamping their feet. The release of the eleventh album After the Storm in 2010 started a new era for the band in the Ethno Metal genre.
That is just a big celebration to watch. The Netherlands always had very great bands, that didn't get the attention they deserved, instead the lowlands always focussed on schlager and carnaval music. But by and large this disc appears to have the jazz rock crowd as its key audience, and in particular the section of it that doesn't mind an occasional flirt with mainstream oriented music. Apart from the awful cover the band drowned even deeper in uninspired soul-funk. To me, the debut is by far the best thing they have ever done. Sped up, the song is over in half the time of the gloomy original. One half of the musicians wanted to play songs the other half wanted to improvise in a jazz fashion.
My hopes were high after my first listen to this one that's for sure. But then the instrumental part of this piece is next, and it almost sounded like it was spliced from a different band's recording, because it's more in the familiar jazz-rock territory. Organ just after a minute. Till our own greed consumes us all. And the production is superb! In the meantime Disco had arrived and Solution changed to a fullblown funk-soul outfit, and recorded 'Its Only Just Begun' 1980 , their most succesful record, still with solid songwriting, but no traces of Prog left. Well, the cover art says it all: clean, bright, uncomplicated but with a glimpse of fantasy.
The band played a crossover of jazzrock and soul. The later releases were less and less metallic; featured versions of 1980s disco hits and the band had no apparent direction for the following few years. But know that I have, I know I will play this record a lot. Their musical scope broadened over the years, incorporating medieval and horror influences on their 1994 -based concept album Atrocity's Blut, styled after the successful film. Of course, Solution lacked the humor element of Supersister, for some that's what they like of Supersister, other that's what puts them off about them. Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Review 1088703 I really love their debut album, but what on earth were they doing here? At its more complex parts ''Divergence'' is absolutely on par with Solution's debut. Solution was already retired when they decided to do a one-time reunion concert in 2006.
When hearing this debut, I hear elements of Supersister, and while Alquin had yet to release an album, I can see exactly where those guys were coming from. So many band gone without a trace. The bass and drums really impress. Highly recommended for people who like the crossover of jazzfusion and progrock. Nice keyboard sound as well.
The human race is laid to waste. The album also features the vocals of Alexander's wife, formerly in. Solution looked at Chicago and thought; we can do that. Funky bass and a beat as the sax kicks in and synths after 2 minutes. So long as there's no vocals, I could do without them.
After 2000, nothing had been heard from Atrocity and seemed to have disbanded. Relaxing organ then sax before it kicks in around a minute including bass and drums. Jazz Rock of ''Concentration'', another example of Solution's endless talent and questionable composing ability at the time. More powerful sax but again it's brief. At the same time the musical climate had changed from experimental to a more polished fusion and Solution tried to jump on the train. But glad we have the records to spin.
You gotta give to them; this is a very well crafted album. The band signed to the small Catfish label and was joined by Peter van der Sande on bass. The influence on this record, a brillant example of early jazzrock, ranged from Frank Zappa and Soft Machine to John Coltrane and contained an adaption of a classical composition by French composer Jaques Ibert. But there's also hints of crust that will make your floors shake, Doom that will crash down like lighting and boom like thunder under your feet, and a whole bunch more of different genres that mend together to create what they've become today. Where Supersister has more humour and aims towards Canterbury, Solution is much more serious. The band played a crossover of jazzrock and soul.
Their third record 'Cordon Bleu' 1975 was produced by Gus Dudgeon fom Elton John fame. Dream, Supertramp Posted Monday, November 16, 2015 Review 1487643 In 1972 Solution moved from the Catfish label to Harvest and introduced new bassist Guus Willemse in the place of Peter van der Sande, the same Guus Willemse who played bass on Light's sole album ''The story of Moses''. Progrock seems to be a little lifeless sometimes, but folkrock and jazzrockfusion always has more soul and groove to it. How I dreamed of a beautiful demise, no sympathy for these peoples cries. Archived from on 28 October 2014.
Way ahead of its time. But Focus actually recorded it first, although Tom Barlage is credited to it, and I'm certain Solution did perform this piece before the album Divergence ever came out probably around the time of their debut. Due to the military duty of Barlage and Ennes the band had to stop. Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 Review 1940946 Prog needs more soul. Great songs to sing along, without being to poppy. Later stuff started venturing too often in lite jazz. Everything is super tight from the songwriting to Matt's ridiculously clean drum sound and performances.