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4.16 | 67 ratings | 6 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. ¡Quela Puente! (2:42)
2. The Plastic Landscaper (3:07)
3. The Power of Swankle(tm) (4:11)
4. I'd Be Your Weakness (5:05)
5. Daytime Escape / Veijo the Rattlesnake (8:37)
6. Rapist's Tango (3:37)
7. Erg (0:39)
8. Your Turn to Run (5:24)
9. (1.) Innocence (2.) Voices of the Shadows (3.) The Relief (10:07)

Total Time 43:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Goldworth / lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
- Angelina Galactique / vocals, flute, keyboards, melodica
- Mickey Maniac / vocals, electric guitar, melodica
- Tommy Glorioso / bass
- Kingo / drums & percussion

- JP Jääskeläinen / vibraphone
- Joonas Sainio / host (vocals)
- Jenni-Sofia Peippo / violin
- Marjukka Manner / violin
- Julia Autio / viola
- Anna Jaatinen / cello
- Laura Kangastalo / clarinet
- Veera Jämsä / oboe
- Pekka Seppänen / soprano saxophone

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JEAVESTONE Spices, Species and Poetry Petrol ratings distribution

(67 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(49%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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Review by Menswear
5 stars Have your ankles being swankled?

When a band is a blend of being entertaining, powerful and humoristic at the same time, you tell your friends quickly. I got excited at this band because I'm looking for a Gentle Giant-Sugar- Twin-kinda-band. I did find something a bit more complicated than this...

Jeavestone is a band that goes full throttle in what they do. There is no filling and there's very few idea repetition, but you won't get bored. They are skilled musicians (although kinda young) and they have a fondness for bands like Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant but mainly Beardfish or Frank Zappa. The songs are short, packed with punch, features lots and lots of hooks, despite the heavy amount of jazz-folk and a good dose of auto-derision. There is a lot of humor, even in the way they are playing, especially in the fake infomercial about a device that removes and polishes ankles. I laughed very hard, and again, people were staring at me for the wrong reasons.

So fans of Beardfish, please drop whatever you are doing and get this album. A gem.

Review by Matti
4 stars The follower to Jeavestone's promising debut is a clear improvement. Also the cover art is better, but the drawn texts are hard to read. The additional booklet is a humorous 7-page cartoon "The Seek of a Lost Musician" by Heidi Vierimaa. Judged on the opening tracks, the group's energetic, US reminding prog rock shows no hint of slowing down or losing the humorous spirit. 'Liquera Puente!' wastes no time in adding colourful details into the boogie- flavoured rock'n'roll. 'The Plastic Landscaper' sounds like FRANK ZAPPA's amusing vocal prog, while the Shop TV satire 'The Power of Swankle' is extremely Zappa-esque; a merry jazz-rock tune accompanied by cheesy advertising speeches.

'I'd Be Your Weakness' starts calmly with acoustic guitar.The slow-paced vocal harmonies are in the style of e.g. CROSBY, STILLS & NASH. This beautiful track brings the needed balance, and also the first half of the next, two-part track avoids the overdose of energy and offers relaxing, richly arranged prog with plenty of flute. 'Rapist's Tango' returns to the hectic and satirical style familiar from earlier tracks. On the long run I find it tiresome. Another breath of fresh air is offered by a tiny, pretty instrumental 'Erg'. 'Your Turn to Run' keeps shifting between delicate jazzy textures and edgier, slightly aggressive sections à la KANSAS.

As a crowning epitaph the album closes with a 10-minute composition with lots of dreamy softness. Indeed this album fulfills the hopes for more mature stylistic spectre that I got from the restless debut. Warmly recommended!

Latest members reviews

5 stars A great mixture of humorous rock and symphonic prog. Great vocals, great instrumentation and good songwriting. The production is crystal clear and sounds really analog: the result is a retro-sounding album. The humor in the songs is never too much or overdone. The music is sometimes heavy (guita ... (read more)

Report this review (#1889084) | Posted by Kingsnake | Monday, February 26, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I entirely agree with P A community which gives the best quotation to the second album from the Finish band JEAVESTONE "SPICES, SPECIES AND POETRY PETROL" between his 4 albums. The disk is a really eclectic-prog album and I take the risk of say, which is possibly one of more eclectic albums that ... (read more)

Report this review (#1572668) | Posted by maryes | Monday, May 30, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars What a giant leap by Jeavestone! Whereas Mind The Soup is a promising, yet somewhat inconsistent compilation of songs from the group's early career, Spices, Species and Poetry Petrol is a similar jump onto another, higher level, that Gentle Giant made when they after their eponymous debut relea ... (read more)

Report this review (#170217) | Posted by OT Räihälä | Thursday, May 8, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars What a wonderful CD i have on my hands and soon in my player. The cardboard covers are great. Quite psycedelic themes and there is a hilarious little comic book too (it's about the adventures of the line-up. In the first issue the pages are on wrong order because someone in the label messed it ... (read more)

Report this review (#170160) | Posted by Tsamowahr | Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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