One of the more redeeming qualities possessed by Modereko is their ability to provide strong rhythms which are often backed by instrumental spontaneity; unfortunately, jazz is not always the main course on their musical menu. What can be said about 'Solar Igniter' is that the CD is filled with fusion-based inferences of rock, R&B, semi-collective grooves, Middle Eastern flavors coupled with varied amounts of electronic sampling for effect. In addition, the release has indistinguishable offerings of vocals that do little to highlight the album's pretentious identity as a jazz recording. Although the CD falls short of its desired intent, the musicianship at various times is amazingly creative. All of the major instrumental ingredients are firm enough to produce a solid platform of sound-activated excellence. What is most evident is the cohesive nature the band exhibits as a group.
The best way to describe 'Solar Igniter' would be as a fusion release with strong rock-oriented influences. In that arena, the overall crafting of the recording is superb and is filled with transitional color coordinated impressions. Through 14 firmly embedded tracks of improvised dynamics, Modereko has recorded an interesting excursion into sound, one that is filled with a variety of flavorful ingredients. In retrospect, jazz may have been the initial intent; however, under an umbrella of fused-instrumental variety, this release shines with an amazing level of curiosity attached.