Circuit II

With Arthur Baker producing, this biracial Detroit trio plays a different combination of rock and funk, dodging contemporary stereotypes to forge a blend quite their own. The balance shifts from song to song: electronically syncopated beats share the grooves with rock-inflected guitar. Overlaid tape effects (edits by the Latin Rascals) color some of the tracks a hip-hop hue. A solidly played, intriguing record.

[Ira Robbins]