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Quantum Jump


Canterbury Scene

3.22 | 16 ratings

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One of those funny albums that you put on, when you need something to dance to while taking a shower. Some background music for spitting water at your cat - or just spending some time watching wallpaper and snapping your fingers out of tact. It takes a certain untidy and careless nature to get into this albumīs groove - especially, if you like me are mostly listening to wild and fierce progressive music that has a way of triumphing over your brain cells and thought patterns. This one has that same effect, but that is probably because it is so damn funky! It supersedes your natural thinking processes and simply compels you to dance.

If you want something with a little tiny bit of "prog" - as well as fulfilling the task of being party music, then Quantum Jump is the band for you. Yep, thereīs some Canterbury sneaked under the rug as well, but itīs in minuscule amounts - hiding behind the tree, waiting for a quick turn in the song, for then to materialize in some guitar wizardry or extraordinary keyboard work running pretty fast inside a time frame of 10 seconds.

Girls like this album too. Iīve met 4 at least, who did dance along with me - but maybe thatīs got something to do with my damn good looks...? Iīm not sure. Call it progressive porn music with some British humour slapped on - and then cover it in a fine coating of mild jazz beats and youīre nearly there. Except for the fact that it works! I really like this album, and just like my good friend John mentioned in his review of this album, I too hear those Steely Dan references. Itīs not nearly as refined and overproduced, but hey - with people like Morris Pert, Rupert Hine and John G. Perry - the musical skills are top dollar, and what might have sounded cheesy and bland - comes across as cheesy and overly funky. Again it sounds like Iīm putting this album down, but Iīm not - I assure you... Itīs just that this album almost has it coming, if you know what I mean. Itīs far too funky and get down with it - IAAAAOOOUUW Honey! - for its own sake. At least in these treacherous proggy waters, but had this been the John Travolta flavoured musical escapades appreciation archives - this album would have been drowning in praise from men in heels with hair dues on their chest.

To be fair, there is some fantastic guitar playing on this album, and itīs by far the most attractive thing itīs got going for it - and moreover, when this string based instrument really takes off - which incidentally is a bit too seldomly, the other guys involved seem to throw away their porn soundtrack aspirations -and go with the flow. The bass gets bubbly and takes it to another level - the drums start breaking away from the ordinary get down with it beat - and the keys start mimicking Dave Stewart instead of Rod Stewart, and yeah everything just sets off on an enticingly fast paced fusion break, that speaks to my natural dance abilities in a way, that has poor old Travolta looking for his foxtrot tricks doīs and donīts manual over in the corner . A brilliant little album, that might appeal to your missus - as well as old 70s porn-stars with a penchant for shaking that ass.

Guldbamsen | 3/5 |


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