Hotel X performs a rather noisy set of originals on this CD. The problem one has with this group is not the style (simple bass and drum patterns backing two rockish guitarists and an alto) but the musicianship. Altoist Tim Harding is way out of tune, and some of the other musicians are often a bit suspect. The passion is certainly present on a set of performances that range from free funk to sound explorations, but tuning up beforehand and trying for occasional coherency would have improved the music 100%.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow