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4.00 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Karma (7:20)
2. If I Could (1:57)
3. Hina Surawa (5:56)
4. You Are (4:59)

Total Time 20:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Stefan Damicolas / Guitar,Vocals
- Gunnar Maxén / Bass
- Max Bergman / Drums

Releases information

-self-released digital October 20, 2016

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Review by Finnforest
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4 stars Quality simian sounds

The is my first toe-dip in the land of Swedish band Brother Ape. I'm on my way to becoming an Apeist which is their pet name of endearment for their fans. This band's early work must have been much, much different because this is not a jazz-fusion group by any stretch. "First Class" is the latest installment of short releases by the group, an intentional move on their part as opposed to waiting and releasing a full length. I don't personally get that as a fan but I suppose in the streaming age it makes sense to keep visible.

Musically this is a delightful romp, highly energetic, bright, and melodic. No poop throwing from these great Apes. The band describes this one as having a "more progressive aura" than past work and I was hooked on the first play. Vivid, appealing melody from the guitars and keys mash with clever and inventive drumming, quite busy, like Gavin Harrison. Uplifting, power-pop feel at times, with "prog" presentation and wholly quaffable on the accessibility scale. Easy going, smooth vocals. I think fans of music from Phideaux to Elbow to Big Big Train would love this band. The electronic feel and soaring guitar of "Hina Surawa" could even recall latter day Mike Oldfield.

A nice EP and I hope the band goes back to the full length thing down the road. I'd like to hear more from these macaques.

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