In the first moment unusual, then surprising and eventually overwhelming is the sound of the new solo album 'Traffic Jam' of drummer and percussionist Marcel Van Cleef. Different percussion Instruments like hang, udu, cajon and tambora are combined with drums and vocals symbiotically into a whole. This combination gives his music an exceptional and inimitable sound. The result is a symphony of sounds, rhythms and vocal. Van Cleefs expressive playing creates an atmosphere of sensual poetic power. Intoxicating grooves on drums set free explosive percussion solos, all hovered by his velvet voice The various compositions and complex percussion arrangements sound refreshingly light and melodic. Elegantly and relaxed, Marcel Van Cleef seduces the audience at the highest technical level. 'Traffic Jam' is a brilliant solo project, a fascinating show. Just great!