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4.16 | 67 ratings

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OT Räihälä
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 released Acquiring The Taste. There is another similarity with ATT: the title track is a shortish scherzando instrumental, and co-incidentally Jeavestone's new album also contains a short instrumental called Erg, that brings Giant's tune to mind.

On this album, Jeavestone brings back all the nice and good things from their past influences and mix them with modern-sounding rock music with a lot of small, interesting details, nice tone colours of acoustic instruments, playful melodies, powerful riffs, fine vocal works, even humour (The Power Of SwankleT) - and out of the hat jumps an album that any prog fan longing for the good old Seventies but rather hoping for a better 2000's will find as a most satisfying effort. There is more jazzy feel than on the debut, an expansive variety of instruments used with purpose and skills, and Jeavestone's first proper multi-movement epic - and yet they are rocking out, like on Plastic Landscaper or Your Turn To Run.

With Spices, Species and Poetry Petrol, Jeavestone raise the bar for themselves to such heights that if they can go further from this, I'll guarantee their next album five stars. In the meantime, you shouldn't waste your time: get this fantastic album into your hands now. (4.49/5)

OT Räihälä | 4/5 |


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