01. Delirium - 3:15
02. Contrast - 5:11
03. Vuurstaal (Part II) - 3:10
04. Chinese in Europe (Part I) - 3:19
05. Circle - 6:31
06. The Sage of the Running Nose - 18:54
07. Contrast (Bonus Single) - 3:41
08. Circle (Bonus Single) - 2:50
09. There's Always a Reason (Bonus Demo) - 5:19
10. Ohne Worte (Bonus Demo) - 5:14
A nice and unfairly underrated album by this Dutch band. Not to be confused with 90s German metal band, the Dutch Bonfire are an all-instrumental jazzy quartet. They play a very dynamic blend of jazzy prog, completely instrumental, with strong fusion elements and echoes from other Dutch prog bands, like Focus, for the flute presence, or Finch for the rhytmical energy. It is complex, varied and melodic and it sounds fresh. More than keyboards, bass and drum player stands out here, but the guitarist Eugene Den Hoed is probably the real attraction of the band.
Their sole album, "Bonfire Goes Bananas" is an album that never bore you, because every track develops an intricate theme full of contrasts and changing times. In this sense, "Contrast" is the typical Bonfire track, with its large variety of moods, like the long suite "The sage of the running nose", offering some exciting piano/guitar interplay.