Ever wonder what happened to Roye Albrighton after he split from NEKTAR ? The answer is SNOWBALL. First of two albums from this German "supergroup" of sorts. SNOWBALL was formed by two PASSPORT members - Curt Cress and Kristian Schulze. They enlisted stellar bassist Dave King and brought Roye Albrighton onboard to handle vocals and guitar. The results, not surprisingly, sounds a lot like Passport with Roye Albrighton out in front! There is a distinct jazz rock with a touch of funk thing going on - just like Passport did at the time. Great soloing from Schulze and Cress...is Cress...one of the best drummers in the world. On the instrumental tracks its interesting to hear Albrighton so easily integrate his rock approach into the band's decidely fusion leanings. Highly recommended.