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HEADSHEAR

Headshear

 

Eclectic Prog

3.40 | 10 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars This USA four piece formation hailed from San Fransisco, once the cradle of legendary rock music, from Santana and Jefferson Airplane to Grateful Dead and The Doors. Headshear started to perform in 2001 but it took five years before the band released its eponymous debut album, an instrumental one. Listening to their music I notice strong elements of King Crimson, but not the seventies prog, no Mellotrons or saxophones, this sounds like King Crimson since The Eighties. The focus is on the guitar featuring two original members and two guest musicians on guitar, and Headshear succeeds to keep my attention, with captivating guitar work and interesting compositions.

A Fripperian 'gentle chainsaw guitar sound' in the ominous and compelling Chunky Navy Part.

Swinging with a powerful bas and a hypnotizing blend of guitar runs in Phivunk.

Dreamy in Complex Nothing.

Atmospheric in the long Viscous.

And fiery and raw guitar runs and a propulsive, tight rhythm in Chunky Navy Part II.

To me this one-shot-band sounds as interesting to discover for the post-Seventies King Crimson fans and the aficionados of Robert Fripp his distinctive guitar work.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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