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Move over King Crimson,
This review is from: Troyka (Audio CD)
For people like me who love jazz-rock but hate both the sound of the saxophone and excessive noodling, your floor must also be littered with jazz purchases you can't listen to. No such problem with this album. The closest thing to compare this music to would be the King Crimson Projekcts but having said that Troyka is much more musical. There is plenty of contemplative gentle stuff with wonderful little motifs on the rock-style guitar and vintage-sounding keyboard, with a backdrop of electronic weirdness. Then the pace will suddenly pick up and we have some power riffs thrown in but somehow they have maintained a sense of intimacy. So, it's definitely quirky in style with the choice of both sounds and tempi, and there is an oddly pleasing sensation as the music speeds up and slows down. I'll admit that there is a small amount of noodling - well they have to get it out of their systems I suppose but it doesn't detract for me. The over-all result is a well-honed 45 minutes of brilliance rather than an over-stretched hour. (Let's have more 40 minute albums!)
I bought this on the strength of a Guardian newspaper recommendation without listening first, and have to say it is excellent. Highly recommended to fans of King Crimson improvs and the more difficult bits of Radiohead. I can't fault it and have played it a lot in the last few months so it's a clear 5. Try to play it on some decent hi-fi.
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Initial post: 9 Aug 2015, 20:41:23 BST
Sir Elias Dee says:
THIS IS LISTED UNDER THE WRONG BAND!
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