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4.0 out of 5 stars Highbrow Northern Shenanigans, 10 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Gist Is (Audio CD)
Four blokes from Leeds doing arty stuff. It might be possible
to think this about Adult Jazz's debut album 'Gist Is' until one
digs down into it and find forgiveness for their willfully obscure
lyrical conceits and complex but tightly-structured arrangements.
Forgiveness, too, because when push comes to shove there's
something rather appealing about their hard-won musical vision.

Harry Burgess has an interesting voice; a tad wayward but
entirely at home within the walls of these nine impressive
compositions. It is at its sinuous best on tracks like opener
'Hum', where an introductory dirge evolves into something
more akin to a swampy but snappy Delta grind, shot through
with brassy synth decorations and quasi-Medieval vocal harmonies
and the rather lovely 'Pigeon Skulls' where his slightly effete
falsetto rings out beautifully in a limpid melody which I could
imagine Cassandra Wilson having fun with (think her 'Travelling
Miles' album, 1999). 'Spooks', at almost ten minutes long, somewhat
overstays its welcome and has a few too many ingredients thrown
into the pot to make a coherent stew but numbers like 'Be A Girl'
with its crisp staccato rhythm and the exotic tribal blues of 'Idiot
Mantra' more than make up for minor lapses in judgement and focus.

Comparisons with Wild Beasts are not unwarranted but Adult Jazz are well
on the way to finding a distinctive voice of their own in The Listening World.

Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 Nov 2014
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