Everything is heavily treated, but you can still tell what type of keyboards Hancock is playing. He uses lots of early analogue synthesisers, oscillating things all the time to create some really twisted sounds, total psychedelia. It's positive, but very moody - a roller-coaster ride between incredible funk and some real dark sounds. It's a very warm recording, and it makes me incredibly happy, but for some people it's too free. You have to admire him for his foresight - this was 1974, and he was only 22 or 23, straight out of Miles Davis's band.'
'Sextant' (CBS 65582) (vinyl) is available in Germany only
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