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Iron Kim Style


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.16 | 11 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Testing question: When you want to capture essence of North Korea, what's the best way ? Probably to do Jazz album and if it will be done by Americans, it's only good. Sigh, this is really crazy, but not less interesting.

This is dark album, very pessimistic and somehow nostalgic. I've heard only two Davis Miles albums in my life, but I have to say that this reminds me them. Trumpet is howling like stray dog, roaming through rainy and dirty streets, seemingly endlessly. Last two tracks are pain in the ears, which is probably part of this N. Korea concept.

What can I say ? Two respected collabs already rated this album not so well and because I'm not expert, more like advocate of common people, not so touched by jazz, however, not as skilled as them. At first, I found this record too depressing, too common, but the more I was listening it, the more I was liking it. I always give album where I sense something good another try. Just out of curiosity what will happen.

And I like it, it's not dull or boring, it has soul (not Soul, like our language calls Seoul), so I'll rate higher. But not too high.

4(-) for the atmosphere.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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