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Jason Blake

Seemingly Quixotic

Review by Gary Hill

Jason Blake puts out consistently strong music. So, it really means something when I say that this four track EP might be my favorite thing from his solo catalog. It's blending of Latin fusion and Warr guitar prog instrumental music is just so effective. I like everything here. I just wish there was more music on this disc. Then again, you should always leave your audience clamoring for me. So, I think he's done a great job.

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Track by Track Review
Seemingly Quixotic
The intricate and passionate lines of acoustic guitar make me think of Al Di Meola to some degree. There is a Latin angle to this piece that is magnified as it continues. Electric instrumentation joins the mix and this gets more rocking and purely prog rock oriented.
Of Desert and Sea
Intricate, melodic and moving, this has so much prog magic built into it. It just works so well. There is an interesting rhythm track here that remains after the rest of the music goes away.
The Road Between
Spanish castanets are heard in the background of this. The track works through with intricate layers of melody lines over the top of that. It has plenty of style and charm.
Plastic Towns
More intriguing proggy music is on the menu here. While not the best thing on this disc, that is more about the strength of the rest of the music here than any inherent weakness in this number.
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