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The Jelly Jam


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.96 | 43 ratings

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4 stars Ideal for Porcupine Tree and King X fans!

When you come to listen a supergroup like The Jelly Jam you have to stop thinking in big arrangements, complex instrumentation, epic thematics, or conceptual albums. This case is a bit different. It seems like every now and then John Myung (DREAM THEATER), Ty Tabor (KING X) and Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS) just like to get together and throw in some riffs and spend a good time making just beautiful music.

The idea is very simple but the chemistry between these talented musicians made a wonderful result. With this second album, the Jelly Jam simply reached the same amount of moody vibe than the first one, just more oriented to alternative heavy rock and less "jazzy".

It's not as popular as other side projects from DT members, but it wouldn't work deeply on that kind of fans. For me, they are the best alternative rock band in history. The music is great, with space for everyone. Some moody ambience elements, some heavy riffs and the melodies fit greatfully on Tabor vocals.

If you want to relax a bit, this is a band you can try. It's maybe the best band to introduce regular people to Prog Rock, but it's not that exciting when you expect the same complex and saturated prog. Well, if you like King X, you should try it. If you like Porcupine Tree kind of music, dig into it.

I'm excited to listen to their new album. So I give a solid 4 star review. Great for me and ideal for a little time to breath and taste music without trying too hard.

jampa17 | 4/5 |


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