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Chester Gorilla


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.58 | 5 ratings

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4 stars Review #17: Chester Gorilla

An album with a nice sound, and a good vibe. Far from simple, and subtly indie. Pretty good :)

Chester Gorilla, debut work of the band with the same name, is an album with a mix of Jazz Fusion, folk and groove pretty cool.

I hope the band will release another album soon because this was really enjoyable. I listened to it for the second time when I went to the beach at sunset. Then I listened to a few songs while watching midnight in my backyard. And I must say, it's an album that can be enjoyed much more outdoors, and at any time.

To tell the truth, very diverse, fun, sentimental, with pretty clean sounds and instrumentation.

Puippara (17/20): A very friendly introduction to the album, with catchy flutes and keyboards.

Shesone (8/10): Something more "desert" ambient, with bongos, guitar standing out above the rest, and that western touch that fits quite well with the ambience of the other sounds. And I want to mention something, which is the short transitional guitar solo at minute 3:30 that reminded me a lot of "Octopus's Garden (Abbey Road)".

Peter the Elephant (4/5): We start the song with a space ambience, whales running aground, and the screams of an elephant transitioning to a guitar that would introduce the song. It is a calmer song, with saxophones in between adding one or another arrangement or arpeggio. Subtle rhythmic breaks with the soft saxophone picking up the end of some of the arrangements. "A Wildlife Song".

Aripuppollo Space (14/20): Something more dynamic. Starts with funk algorithms, progresses with a cut of quebrados and drums. And moves on to a more jazzy ambience with a focus on bass.

Guacamole (7/10): I don't know if I have much to say about this song. It's kind of simple but not that simple, and it's good. I was a little amused by the monkey sounds at the beginning. It might be the most "Jazz/Fusion" thing on the album.

The Heat (5/5): In my opinion, the best track on the album, and the only one with vocals. It has little cuts, interludes, breaks, harmonies, all together make for a great song to close the album.

8/10, 4 stars. A great album for the season, and surprising that it belongs in 2020.

Saimon | 4/5 |


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