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GALÁPAGOS EP

Jung People

Post Rock/Math rock


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colorofmoney91
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3 stars I normally don't like any music of the post-rock sort and usually distance myself from the genre, but a free EP is always worth the time for listening.

This turned out to be pretty good! This mostly is post-rock with a more aggressive feel. The quick and steady beat of the first track was nice for a change, which is something that I've noticed usually absent in post-rock (usually opting for slow drudgy beats), and the second track features some interesting guitar lines among some uniquely distorted guitars that remind me of Pelican, but with more effects. The title track features more of the swift percussion that was present in the first track, and it's still refreshing. Some fun and melodic guitar work soon takes over that makes me think more of math rock than post rock, which is something that I prefer strongly.

Overall, for post-rock, this is much more aggressive and definitely more interesting. I didn't expect much, but I'm definitely glad I took the time to check out this promising band. It's a free EP, so give it a listen and you might like what you hear.

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Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Review Permalink
Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Galápagos' - Jung People (6/10)

With Jung People having since expanded this EP into a full-length debut, 'Galápagos' seems a little obsolete in hindsight. 'Too Late To Die Young' was a very good post-rock record, and most definitely put this band on the radar for me. This EP was released a few months before the record, and seeing as all of the tracks would later be reprised on the debut, this is more of a sampler now than anything else. In any case, 'Galápagos' is a quite good release from this band, and would be a nice sign of good things to come.

Jung People's sound is quite aggressive for post-rock, and a great thing about the band is that they produce their music 'live off the floor', meaning that what you're hearing is a real performance, rather than something meticulously triggered and refined. Three of the songs from the debut are here. 'Jaws' was one of the more memorable tracks, and has a melodic riff that helps balance out the near-punkish sound they make here. 'This Is Indian Land' is a longer piece, but just as heavy, although the noisy vibe of it can be a bit much. The final track and title piece of the EP begins with an annoying loop of dialogue about sharks, then closes off the record with a comparatively mellow feeling. 'Jaws' is the only song here that is really excellent, but the others have enough substance to them to be worth a listen.

'Galápagos' is a short but representative slice of what Jung People are all about; organic and heavy song-based post-rock. I would tend to recommend the full-length any day over this, but for someone who does not have the patience to blindly go into a full-length, this EP might come in handy.

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