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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 2 ratings

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4 stars Jalayan is one of those bands I ran across from a local radio station, in this case KRVM out of Eugene, Oregon on 91.9FM on a prog-rock program called Soundscapes aired every Sunday night. You can even listen online. I'm glad they included a playlist online and it stated it was "Sacred Mountains" from Jalayan.

Anyways, Jalayan is a four piece Italian space rock group that plays instrumental music that's not unlike Ozric Tentacles, Mantric Muse, Hidria Spacefolk, and Quantum Fantay. Very much that familiar approach of guitar, synths, bass, and drums. I don't know how to quite review this as all the songs pretty much follow a similar template. T/he guitar playing can bring to mind Ed Wynne and the synths like any given Ozric member (like Joie Hinton, Seaweed, even Ed himself). Apparently these guys are professionals (I'm guessing not just as musicians but sound engineers) so these guys are not amateurs, nor are they a bunch of slouches. The only complaint is they may not exactly bring anything new to the space rock table, but it's quality music still the same and I can still highly recommend this,.

Progfan97402 | 4/5 |


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