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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.43 | 7 ratings

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3 stars Looking at the previous reviews and at the classification in the psychedelic/space rock section I was expecting something different, but what I have found is very good. There are heavy moments alternated to that kind of quietness that leaves you "careful". The first thing that jumps to my mind is Liquid from the dutch 35007, but also Ozric Tentacles, King Crimson, Kayo Dot and Xing Sa.

This means that the music in this album is very original. I'm not sure about the space rock label, they could stay in Crossover, RIO, Post-Rock or JR/F

The album contains seven instrumental songs (or batter six as one is present in studio and live versions) mainly based on guitar, but on which the guitar is never too invasive. The track #5 (Song) is the perfect example. There's a lot of clean jazzy guitar but the band works really as an ensemble. If it was for this track only I would invite the band to Montreaux, that's also the title of the following track.

A good album, a bit challenging maybe, but full of jazz and experimentations and most of all ensemble's improvisation, that's the thing that makes the jazz different from any other genre.. It's very promising and surely above the three stars that I'm about to give it.

Looking forward for their next album, I strongly suggest this one to all the non-easy listeners.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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