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GRAND GENERAL

Grand General

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.87 | 34 ratings

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Wolfhound
4 stars I clicked on this under the new release section on the homepage and the sub-genre for this album said Jazz Rock/Fusion which is not really a genre I listen to that much. Looked around for a version to listen to and there was nothing on Bandcamp, but it was on the Amazon MP3 store so I checked out the short previews of the songs. Well I was pretty surprised by what I heard in those brief seconds of listening because it didn't sound like other Jazz Rock/Fusion that I had heard. Now there is a definite jazz rock flavor to the songs, but it is mixed in with other elements like post rock/math rock, melodic jam rock, psychedelic/space rock and even some perhaps neo or symphonic prog-ish elements. I hear parts of the music that sound like they could fall under eclectic prog or art rock/experimental rock. Plenty of quirkiness sprinkled throughout the music which adds an playful sort of sense to it all. There are a few spots where the music tends to wander off into that acid jazz noodling, but it is rare and never gets too out of hand for my tastes. Quite an interesting listening experience and this was actually pretty easy for me to get into despite not being a big fan of the particular sub- genre. Oddly enough my favorite songs were the medium length songs The Fall of Troy, Tachyon and Ritual, as I am a fan of long songs, but all the songs are enjoyable to listen to.

All around great debut album. I think this is the first thing I have bought that was labeled with the word jazz hehe.

Wolfhound | 4/5 |

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