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Prog Folk

3.69 | 8 ratings

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5 stars The first time I heard this album I immediately fell in love. Although prog folk is my favorite genre, most of the time prog folk bands do not quite do it for me. Hearing Jox's Joxifications was like the first time I heard Comus's First Utterance, Jan Dukes de Grey's Mice and Rats in the Loft, ISB's 5000 Spirits of the Onion, or Tea & Symphony's Asylum for the Musically Insane. Hold up, this album came out in 1981?!?! NO WAY! Anyway on to the music.

The music on Joxifications is very pleasant folk music with driving bass lines, wonderful french vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, and wonderful acid tinged synths. This is acid folk done right. The music flows like a river without meandering. All of the songs on this album are completely memorable and catchy, and you will find yourself singing these songs in your shower, car, and workplace. In fact, my girlfriend and I probably play this album at least once to twice a week in the car.

If you listen really carefully you can tell that Jox is very influenced by prog acts from the 70s. The production does not at all sound like it was made in the 80s, and the songwriting is very atypical from the era as well. You can even hear a bassline from Yes's Heart of the Sunrise on one of the tracks during a breakdown in the song. I can not recommend this album enough if you enjoy relaxing, flowing, catchy, sometimes rocking sometimes virtuistic prog folk music. If you like Guns and Butter, Gentle Giant, Curved Air, or french psych-folk in general, listen to this one immediately!! I give it 10/10 easy!

gentlegiantglass | 5/5 |


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