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Jade Warrior


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.56 | 107 ratings

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3 stars I've to say beforehand that it took many years (and decades) until I found this band attractive at all. I used to own "Floating World" which I sold some years ago because I really never got into this type of music (meanwhile I'd rather buy it once again). Then I borrowed their previous transitional album "Last Autumn's Dream " and it couldn't convince me neither of this band to be an essential one. After that experience I'd forgot many years about them at all until I've read some reviews about their first two albums (not on this side here!) and I became curious how they sounded like. Okay I found some copies and gave them a listen or two (and honestly more are not necessary to be able to judge those ones). Certainly their style here was still extremely different from the stuff they did later on (which I prefer to this one meanwhile I've to say after listening to almost their full discography). What we get here can be described as a mix between jazz, rock and some psychedelic, I think quite typical and ordinary for early 70's. Really all the tracks on here are decent ones, apart from one that is "We Have Reason To Believe" which is just a stupid and boring boogie or whatsoever song. The long-track "Barazinbar" really saves an extra half star for this album since it's the only outstanding one. This one was certainly an improvement compared to their debut but I'd like to recommend giving "Way of the Sun" a trial to get into their later stuff, at least for me that was the one appealing to me right from the beginning. After that I'd go for "Waves", "Horizon" (terribly underrated here), "Kites" and "Floating World". They're all very good records with some music beyond the "mainstream Prog" of Yes, Genesis and so on. This one here is just good enough for 3 stars I would say!
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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