Funky, jazzy, keyboard-drenched minimalist progressive rock is how I'd describe this incredible album of instrumental work where every track is excellent. Niacin is Billy Sheehan on bass and rhythm guitar, John Novello doing the keyboard work, and Dennis Chambers on drums. This music has a hip-hop groove to it mixed with the richness of a Hammond B3 which makes for an unique sound. All the tracks are good, but the first track, Swing Swang Swung gives a great feel for what the rest of the album is about. Also the funky instrumental version of Van Halen's Mean Streets is simply haunting. This is music that you can relax to as well as listen to for the underlying complexity. A rare combination.

Music ram-blings || Ram Samudrala ||