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Naikaku

 

Heavy Prog

4.18 | 47 ratings

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Hirgwath
4 stars Naikaku knows what good art is. It appears easy, and is simply interesting for the audience. But to the artist, it is complicated and hard to produce. Naikaku nails it with this one. It is a head-banger album. It is a jazz album. Maybe even a straight-up rock album. But one thing is certain: the album has music that simultaneously sounds good and yet has high musical standards. This is what people mean when they say "artistic integrity." Not playing tricks on people to entertain them, like pop music, and not obscuring and complicating things to impress the critics, like modernist music.

Definitely a must-have for lovers of jazz-fusion, heavy prog, instrumental bass, or King Crimson. Jethro Tull fans will appreciate Naikaku's amazing flautist.

Hirgwath | 4/5 |

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