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3.40 | 3 ratings

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3 stars Hmmm........... Pungo is perhaps the Japanese word for "a hell of a big racket/noise"........

......... which very much describe this album.

Pungo only released two live albums. Their blend of free jazz and folk music is very eclectic, to say at least. Pretty basic folk music songs is being chopped up and put together again. Most of them has got an added flavour of free jazz. If you can't stand rampant woodwinds blowing the brains of the audience, don't purchase this album. There is plenty of that on this album. There is also plenty of odd time signatures performed by piano and vocals. The bass is also all over the place and the drummer also lives his own life. Most of the album is though avant-garde jazz throughout with dissonance taking the main stage.

This may sounds like an advert for a well known washing up liquid brand whose name shall not be mentioned in ProgArchives.

There is no denying this is a pretty charming album with some obvious good qualities. Pungo has created something refreshing here, far of the beaten track. The sound is not that great, but the material is. I have not heard this radical type of folk rock & free jazz before so Pungo scores high in the originality stakes in my books. This is not everyone's cup of tea, but I like this brew. It blows the cobwebs away.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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