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Pekka Pohjola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 172 ratings

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5 stars This album will leave you speechless. It's a trip of wonderful moods and melodies.

Strange Awakening: You find yourself in a melody which has the energy, sweetness, epicness, and a little bit of craziness. It's not sad, it'll never make you cry. It's Pekka Pohjola. It's incredible. The melody continues on a more symphonic way while you stop thinking you are listening to jazz. It's not jazz. But then a sax solo, you're in it again. Then the melody again, it has a great instrumentation where everytime you hear the same melody, it feels different and stronger. Then Pekka gives us a great bass solo. Thank you, I didn't think I deserved that.

Vapour Trails: You're in a rock song. But again, it's not a regular one. I'm not going to try to describe the artist's melodies, you just need to hear it. This is the first time I'm listening to one of his albums and it's incredible. Song progresses into new areas where you feel more comfortable. Electric guitar solo begins and works perfectly. Progression. Sax solo. It's the same rhythm behind. Actually the last part of the song reminds me of 80s for some reason. That's ugly, right?

Image Of A Passing Smile: Now you're in a truly softer mood. It's sad, it's mysterious. Then the song slowly turns more insane. You don't know what to do. But it suddenly slows down, it's the saddest moment. Then just after that moment the song starts again with a truly insane rhythm and melody. It progresses into another rhythm, incredible instrumentation. The same feeling I got is from the King Crimson album "Lizard", because the melody actually sounds like a circus("Cirkus") theme, but it's insane, it has some deep problems to work on for years. It's a high point in musicianship to reach feelings like this in your music..

Dancer In The Dark: Reggea? OK, I guess I'll get used to it. I cannot praise this album enough. It's only the third time I'm listening to it, so I hope it's a healthy review. The song progresses with cool brass section. Some rhythm changes, some bass attacks.The song gets back to the beginning, OK we're going in again. With a gentle bass solo, the song fades out.

The Sighting: Another crazy song. I can't believe how I fell in love with his melodies. His chord progressions are the definition of prog rock. And it's symphonic like hell, and it has great solos, it always shifts the mood for a better one. You can embrace all that in this song, it's an incredible one as well.

Try To Remember: OK I will. I promise. The song starts with the gentlest bass melody. The string instruments show you the way, they whisper you the sad truth. But it's not even the third minute, the mood shifts into a more hopeful theme. Then excitement, the feeling of a Grand Finale! Brass section takes you away. The tempo only builds more. Rhythm change with a bass solo. Then the drums get more epic, more atmospheric, it's gonna explode! And it does! The brass section and the drums ends the epic journey with a short but incredible attack. Thank you Pekka Pohjola, thank you guys who put their heart into this album...

It's unbelievable that how many moods you can change in 31 minutes. Pekka Pohjola's incredible melodies and symphonic approach to progressive rock and the incredible instrumentation takes you to places you've probably never been before. Now I understand why some people think that this guy changed their music lives! Undoubtedly 5 stars. Recommended to human species, birds and butterflies. Frogs can listen to it too. But not cows. I don't like their staring. OK cows too.

talha | 5/5 |


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