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Brother Ape


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.37 | 21 ratings

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2 stars Brother Ape is said to be a jazz rock/fusion band. I wonder why when I can't hear anything of it on this record. A Facebook comrade suggested this band for me and I grabbed it happily with my common curiousity.

A prog band from my own country Sweden, Brother Ape which has done six records since 2005, amongst which the first one is highest ranked, was then my prog rock record for today. "Force Majeure"'s cover is black and shows an individ in a mystical shape. The record musicians are Stefan Damicolas(guitars, lead vocals and keyboards), Gunnar Maxen(bass, keyboards and vocals) and Max Bergman(drums and percussion).

This wasn't a record in my taste. I don't think it's prog and I don't think it's jazz. The sound was all too popular for me. What I liked on the record was that I find qualities in Stefan's voice which is bright and professional and some songs was quite nice such as the title track "Force Majeure" or "Life" which had a nice melody. The other songs didn't caught me at all. I heard some form of profession but it sounded wrong.

The music is very honeyed and pop approached. I guess the other Brother Ape record are more progressive, but after hearing this I'm not so interested in acquiring the others. The best tracks are already mentioned and I would keep off the others. I rate this record 2,35 which becomes two stars.

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |


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