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TagYerit

Gazing Globe

Review by Gary Hill

This is arguably TagYerit’s best album. At least I like it better than the rest. Considering that I’ve enjoyed their quirky blend of pop and proggy music with all kinds of other leanings from album to album, that says a lot. This duo has outdone themselves with Gazing Globe. Those who have enjoyed their other discs will love this, but it would also make a great first introduction to the unique world that is TagYerit.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2012  Volume 4 at lulu.com/strangesound.

Track by Track Review
Deranged

 World music combines with jazz, country and folk in this number. It’s acoustic based, but quite energized. It’s suitably off-kilter and “deranged.”

Gazing Globe

I like this, strange as it is. There’s some jazzy sound moving around in the background as spoken vocals weave the lyrical tale. The cut has some varied section and there’s almost a train of thought feeling to the music and vocal arrangement. As it continues it becomes more rocking and really rises upward. This is pretty much purely progressive rock. It’s also one of the best songs I’ve ever heard from this duo.

Charm School

Another cut that’s strange, but so tasty, there’s a lot of jazz in the mix here. It changes tempo and directions quite frequently. I really love some of the musical movements on this. Multiple layers of vocals lend some great style, but so does the rather bluesy, jazz meets prog instrumental work.

Soul Tag

A bluesy psychedelic rock texture permeates this killer number. It really feels in a lot of ways like it could have come out of the 1960s. It’s another strong tune on a disc with no shortage of strong material. There are some unusual progressions at times along this route, but a lot of it really feels like a cross between Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane and other old school bands.

Tool

Some of the guitar soloing on this calls to mind The Grateful Dead, but this is all TagYerit. In fact, it’s the most typical track on the disc.

Aly's Song
World music is combined with jazz and psychedelia on this cool tune. It’s got that great TagYerit quirkiness, but is also quite accessible. Again, Jerry Garcia’s guitar playing in the Dead seems worth mentioning as a reference here.
 
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