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Blodwyn Pig


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3 stars The second excellent album by Blodwyn Pig; had it come 1-2 years earlier, it could have been more successful. Compositionally and with instrumental chops, the chaps are in the top league of blues-rock. Ambitions beyond blues- rock are still apparent as featured on the masterpiece "San Francisco Sketches". Excellent dynamic drumming and guitar- saxophone tandem will immediately catch listener's attention. Busy bass guitar offers very good elasticity to the sound, listen to the instrumental "The Squirelling must go on" or "Variations on Nainos" where bass guitar can also play the lead melody. Flute is a welcome addition to a couple of songs and might be a Jethro Tull reference. Abrahams is a brilliant blues-rock guitar player but has no hesitation to dabble in jazz world with jazzy chords. "See my way" is a great example of a tight bass/drum collaboration, one that others could envy.

The most sophistication comes with with a strong and ambitious tandem of "The Squirelling must go on" and "San Francisco Sketches", the latter cone composed of multiple sections. A quiet flute-led folk part followed by jazz-prog part, then comes a short hippie-vocal inspired moment that turns into a jazz saxophone soloing. Incredible piece of music.

On another hand, having "Toys" as a intimate guitar-vocal piece and fitting Abrahams vocal. "Send your son to die" has vocals that remind me of Cream.

I am in the opposition but find this album at least as good as the debut Blodwyn Pig album.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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