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Yard of Blondes


Review by Gary Hill

I could almost see this landing under progressive rock. It’s great no matter what you call it. It rocks hard, but has a great groove. It’s both retro and modern. It’s also great. I’d love to hear more from these guys.

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Track by Track Review
This powers in with a killer meaty riff. It’s got a great alternative rock groove. In some ways this reminds me a little of King’s X for some reason.
Here’s a great jam that’s got a lot of progressive rock in the mix. It’s hard edged and melodic. It’s furiously paced and just plain cool. It drops down mid-track for a short slower jam that leans on space rock meets stoner rock.
Requiem for a Lover
There’s a great psychedelic rock edge to this piece. In a lot of ways it makes me think of a harder rocking version of Jellyfish. This is great stuff.
There’s a dreamy kind of psychedelic rock texture to this. Somehow it reminds me of floating down a river on a boat. That’s appropriate given the title. Later in the tune, though, it turns harder rocking for a really proggy kind of jam. That gives way to a return to the later section. However, a similar harder rocking movement comes back beyond that to end the set.
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