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Jam It!


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 19 ratings

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3 stars At first I've got interested in their combo's name "JAM IT!", and the next moment amazed at their jazz rock with obvious tendency toward heavy texture (actually I assumed they would be a Heavy Prog outfit).

Their ability of composition along with improvised phrases and skills to manage tunes might have got concentrated and squeezed into this album needless to say. Konstantin's heavy guitar riffs tend to go excessively forward, without any suspicion upon the basis of their strict, splendid, supra-neat rhythm section formed by the bassist (Dmitry) and the drummer (Alexey). And yes, Roman's keyboard movements are really gorgeous and romantic.

Dealing with simple (one by one) but pretty complicated melody lines drenched in multiple rhythmic appearances makes us shout the word "excellent" and feel their instrumental technique and their musical compounding sense both perfect indeed ... Just as if King Crimson's Larks Tongue would meet Next Order. On the other hand, their superiority upon building sound architect is quite different from musical innovation or progressiveness.

For so-called typical rock quartets with strong intention to do improvised music aggregation there is not so many choices but to play in the same vein of improvisational / experimental vanguards. It's beyond criticism. And let me say I have massive hope they will be able to create more of innovation and completely JAM IT! This "Following The Unknown" is no doubt my favourite stuff, and stumbling upon such a superb one is really my pleasure.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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