Friday, January 31, 2014

Bly De Blyant "Hindsight Bias"

Country: Multinational
Sub GenreJazz-Rock, Ambient, Psychedelic
Release dateJanuary 31, 2014 (Norway), March 3, 2014 (World)
  1. Jiddu - 4:13 
  2. Westkreuz - 3:32 
  3. Laura - 3:36 
  4. Hindsight Bias - 5:44 
  5. Michael Jackson Pollock - 2:50
  6. DEFGHIJK - 3:59 
  7. Bunker Hill - 2:58 
  8. The Eighteen Irascibles - 6:47
Øyvind Skarbø - drums
Hilmar Jensson (TYFT, Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis) - guitars
Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Will Oldham, John Zorn) - bass, keyboards

This free-form, psych-jazz, prog-rock 3 piece have created a collection of songs that are fluid throughout, although I didn't feel that as an album everything obviously fitted together, but then how could it? Packed full of references from here and there, it is impossible to pigeon hole where this lot stand, but that is both the joy and the advantage of this sort of music.
The album seems to comfortably cover the spectrum from the easily digestible 'Laura' which combines together elements of French dance, funk with mellow organs and some Nile Rodgers style guitar, to the far reaches of experimentalism with 'DEFGHIJK' which sounds like someone picking up morse code from outer space, as someone else practices drums and a church organ.
 Read the full review by Adrian Huggins at pennyblackmusic.co.uk

Hindsight bias

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