Ronn Forella Moves!

Ronn Forella Moves!
This record sounds completely functional, but still delicious. Ronn Forella didn't make this, his colleague, Thom Janusz, did. It's hard to determine the personality of this album's creator because this is a release made for a purpose, even more so than a film's soundtrack. Forella was a dance instructor and that's what this record is all about. Stylistically, there's a love of prog rock (the oh-so-sad descending progression of "Sculptures"), jazz and funk, while the LP's most memorable content is its drum breaks. "Crystals," in particular, is long sought after – the steadiness of its drums and minimalism of its arrangement would have made perfect hip-hop bait in days gone by. A few effects, like the flanged groove of "Mithra Plane 2," are so clinically funky that the track sounds like a re-edit. Nothing gets too frenetic until the very end. "Wild and Wonderful" starts off as a proto-KC and the Sunshine Band riff before channelling the Doobie Brothers and then executing the most complex changes on the whole record. You can practically hear Forella busting out his A game moves in this grand finale. (Ubiquity)