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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.79 | 6 ratings

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4 stars King Crimson meets Primus: As a title of my review for this album tells, it is definitely a mixture of two different type of music. One is progressive rock and the other is jazz. To me it also reminds me of Swedish prog band Anglagard. But not that dark or heavy. However the music contained in the cd doesn't allow me to categorize exactly. It is nearer to Prog than to Jazz. So called the death of prog, it's not easy to find bands who dare to play the type of music recently and it's sad. That's why fininding music like this band brings us meaningful message especially to those who eager to find good music somewherelse. Musically speaking, you can experience prog-art rock, jazz, avant-garde and pop rock all at the same time in the cd. But if your point of view were different, you would call it brand new jazz. Keith Gurland's sax reminds of Andy Mackay of Roxy Music. Clint Bahr's bass similiar to Les Claypool of Primus. All 14 tracks are well recorded. If there is a complaint, the music is so hybrid and it's not easy to figure out what their true face is. I mean it's not easy to target certain music listeners. On the other hand, it can appeal to jazz mania who also enjoy rock. Their playing is great as well as the recording. Only needs some hooks in the melody. Personally I suggest that if they had played more heavier, darker or lighter, their music would be more welcomed by music fans. Obviously the style of music which is played by them now has limit to draw popularity from the casual listeners. But the 5th track "No Diamond Cries" shows they are also potential to be into pop rock chart. Just give it a shot and you won't be disappointed!
progtopia | 4/5 |


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