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Searching for Jupiter

30 Aug 2013

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  Song Title
The Moon (And the Air It Moves)
Dancing At the Dutchtreat
Mary Jane Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Searching for Jupiter
Hour of the Wolf
Through the Sun
Happy and the Fall
Jules and Jim’'s Last Voyage
At the End of Eternity

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  • Original Release Date: 30 Aug 2013
  • Label: ACT Music
  • Copyright: 2013 ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG
  • Total Length: 56:31
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  • ASIN: B00CD4IGC0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,450 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Searching for the next EST ? 27 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
Like many people, I still miss EST dreadfully - so does Magnus Ostrom evidently. Magnus of course, was the EST drummer, and whilst there are parts of this album that are reminiscent of EST at their finest - the way some tracks grow and build to a crashing and powerful crescendo being one - this is a progression from EST in many ways.
Progressive is a good word in fact. When I saw Magnus at Ronnie Scotts recently with a couple of friends, we all 3 agreed that the sound could best be described as 'progressive jazz'. Some reviewers have hinted at a Pink Floyd influence and certainly some of the guitar playing - on the latter stages of the title track in particular - are Dave Gilmour like. On other tracks the guitar is more akin to Snow Goose era Camel - smooth and mellow. Neither of those prog rock comparisons are meant to be pejorative - quite the opposite - this album bridges jazz and progressive rock admirably.
The drumming, as you would expect, is excellent throughout, but its the guitars, both electric lead and bass, that represent the real leap away from the EST formula. All of the playing is first rate and the compositions are varied, some powerful - Hour Of the Wolf being the prime example - and others, such as the ballad Mary Jane Doesn't Live Here Anymore, really moving. Overall, this is a fine album. Not the new EST maybe, something rather different, but a damn fine alternative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb recording. 13 April 2014
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This is a superbly atmospheric and beautifully recorded album that is at the slightly rockier end of jazz -rock without ever descending to the indulgent tendencies of that typifies the worst of the genre. To get an idea of how this album sounds imagine Pat Metheny minus the Brazilian/ World music frills and you'll have a fairly clear idea of the orientation of this set. The musicianship, level of composition and general creativity are all outstanding. Listen out for instance to guitarist Andreas Hourda whose leans beautiful tones and extensive armoury of tasty licks enthral through out this disc. Likewise go to the title track, 'Searching for Jupiter' and hear some very tricky and intense rhythms that really build as the tune progresses. Yes, where ever you roam on this album there is something to enjoy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good 25 Jan 2014
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I know it may be heretic to say, but I never liked EST. Obviously a deep tragedy to lose Esbjorn Svensson, but my view is that EST was too up itself; self indulgent. Now Magnus Ostrom has his own stuff and both CDs are very good, this is the better of the two. Title track edges it for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great second album 18 Oct 2013
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A haunting and beautiful album. Not EST but well worth having in it's own right. One of those CD's I keep coming back too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NOT EST. Buy now! 9 Oct 2013
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Just a great album. Beyond EST, Ostrum blends more rock rhythms with unexpected changes in tempo, rhythm and melody. Beautiful and complete.
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