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IRON KIM STYLE

Iron Kim Style

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.17 | 8 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Iron Kim Style is a weird project with a weird subject.

Northern Korea is both a weird entity and a tragic hellhole which could had been on the dark side of the moon. That's where the music on this album, Iron Kim Style, can be found. Iron Kim Style is another Dennis Rea project and most of it is probably a product of his weird sense of humour. Both the subject and the music. The music is very much introvert jazz. It can be compared to what Miles Davis did with the many layers of trumpet and woodwinds. But Dennis Rea's guitar is also very much present. The music is also pretty close to the Canterbury Scene and Soft Machine too at their most jazzy period (six and seven). This is not easy listening music and very complex most of the time.

Quality wise, the music is very good. But I am getting the feeling that the musicians here is just settling in and is using this album to explore the avenues open to them. There is more Iron Kim Style albums brewing somewhere, thankfully. This album is just a glimpse into their world and like a rose not in full bloom. A very good and at times; fascinating album. But I would not describe it as a great album. But it is still worth exploring for Soft Machine and Miles Davis fans.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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