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Boud Deun

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Cesar Inca
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4 stars Boud Deun debuted with this awesome record, which was to become just the first of a series of stunning offerings. Nowadays they remain one of the most sorely missed jazz rock acts of the 90s. From they one their style was very much based on a mix of 71-73 era Mahavishnu Orchestra's mystical impetus, Red-era KC's neurotic energy, and Dixie Dreggs' playful magic; once this mixture is realized, add some of underground rock muscular power, and what you get is a musical strategy full of fire and skill. The proficiency and enthusiasm of every individual member allows them to interplay with awesome precision, creating enough room for inspired improvisation. The constant duels and dialogues between the guitar and the violin are amazing and captivating, and the solid rhythm section shows us a bassist capable of coming occasionally to the fore in order to provide some fiery bass lines, while the drummer incarnates Bruford's finesse and Cobham's excellence in his single persona. 'Sleeping Again', 'The Drift', and the band's namesake closing track are some of mi favs in this album. 'Continued' and 'Swimming for Help' are also worth mentioning for the great amounts of storming energy instilled in them. All in all, the material is impressive, keeping a perfect sense of coherence in their musical statement. Every record by Boud Deun is a definite must for jazz collectors, and generally speaking, for all lovers of adventurous and well-crafted music. So why not give it the perfect rating? I'm saving it for their spleadorous final effort 'The Stolen Bicycle'.
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3 stars BOUD DEUN were a jJazz-Prog outfit that achieved so much in little time.Formed at the start of 1994 in Warrenton,North Virginia, the four members had their first gig at the summer of the same year.Driving forces were guitarist composer Shawn Pesinger and bassist/composer Matt Eiland. Violinist Greg Hiser and drummer Rocky Cancelose completed the line-up.In 1995 BOUD DEUN release their debut ''Fiction and several days'' on their own E.H.P. Label... sweet keyboards or melodic stuff to be found in here.''Fiction and several days'' is a powerful,energetic and creative album,which steps both in Jazz-Fusion and Progressive Rock grounds.The style of the band is trully complex:rapid guitar solos trade with complicated jazzy bass lines and violin grooves lead their sound to the bass/guitar interplays.The beautiful energetic rhythms are reminiscent of THE DIXIE DREGS with a little of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA thrown in,while the guitar work of Pesinger is very complex,often recalling ROBERT FRIPP to mind, and their powerful approach to rock remind me of the Polish band ANKH.You'll find yourself a bit difficult to follow their musicianship from the very first listen.''Fiction and several days'' is on the top in terms of complexity,thus it won't be every prog fan's taste.Those who search for some melody,try somewhere else.BOUD DEUN head to listeners with some lust for intricate and complicated music.A quite strong debut.

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