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JACKSON

Korekyojin

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.91 | 11 ratings

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Delrossy
5 stars I held off on writing a review for this album until fully understanding what I had immersed myself in, and fully appreciating the instrumentation being displayed.

Now that I have given this work of art a real chance, I can say without question that it is an absolute masterpiece. Tatsuya being the composer of the compositions it is quite clear that he is heavily influenced by yes (hence the absolutely astonishing yes medley), and also tatsuya has an amazing ear for timing, and for absolutely brutal rock. This can be heard in the syncopation and counterpoint technique that is constantly on display between mitsuru, and natsuki.

It takes a moment to hear the syncopation, but once your ear catches it, the music takes on a whole new meaning.

Let me be perfectly clear though, this music is top notch brutality, and will challenge even the most refined of ears. But it pays off in the end, and you will be amazed that music of this calibur even exists.

The chemistry between this power trio is undeniable, and the musicianship of each individual member is staggering. None of the instruments overpower the other, and what is created is serious magic. It's just icing on the cake that yes is one of my favorite bands, but even someone new to the progressive scene, as long as they are open to new experiences, can certainly appreciate this.

I usually listen to this album from start to finish, so I wont even begin to break down this review into single songs because I could easily rant for pages on end, I am THAT passionate about this piece of musical bliss. I have listened to their other work, but I do believe the jackson cd is the best example of what Korekyojin is about, and stands out to me as their magnum opus.

I almost never write reviews, but this album has compelled me to get off my lazy butt and throw my input into the hat. I can't even think of another album that contends with the quality that is littered throughout this album. Every single song is enjoyable, and its sad that this japanese power trio isn't as recognized in the states, because they most definitely deserve it.

5/5, and if I could give it 6, I would.

Delrossy | 5/5 |

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