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-sometimes like jazz guys too sissy to play metal properly, sometimes like metal guys too aggressive to play jazz properly

Indeed, KIDS EAT CRAYONS (KEC for short) could be described as a mixture of jazz and metal, but such a presumption won't pin the band's style(s) down. While a 'jazz metal' tag exists (and spreads) for more than fifteen years now, KEC are black sheeps in both worlds - but they could easily be embraced by musical fans from any sphere. Moreover, their eclecticism is delving deep into avan-garde, pop, rock, classical, reggae and so on - and not because of sake of being complex complex or unique. Their overall sound palette is cohesive, honest and energetic, in essence a true rock and roll: it's not surprising they had 'a punk energy' if we take into account their favourite type of metal is thrash metal.

Complementing the music are lyrics inspired by the twentieth century absurdist tradition. Kids Eat Crayons brings these disparate elements together to make an entirely new sound that is strangely accessible.

The roots of such a melange is in their intention to 'fuse their shared passions for acoustic jazz and thrash metal'* - and there are seven of them to contribute to the task: Jean-Philippe Major on vocals, Scott Kingsley on bass, Craig Sauvé on guitar, D. W. Lee on drums, David Ryshpan on piano and Steve Reid and Ben Henriques on saxophones (alto sax and tenor sax repectively).

This Montreal-based band had released their debut in September of 2007, on indenpendent label, with Colin Power on alto sax as a guest musician. The CD contains no inner sleeve.

Moris Mateljan, 2008. (italicized quotations taken from bands official website and myspace page)

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