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Days in the Sun

Review by Gary Hill

This EP is a progressive rock set. That said, it’s not the kind of prog that was around in the 1970s. There is a lot of funk here. It is related to things like Primus and King’s X. It’s often quite accessible, yet there is a left-of-center edge to it.

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Track by Track Review
Days in the Sun

Fusion and modern prog merge on the melodic opening movement here. As it shifts to more crazed sounds it has elements of things like Primus and King’s X. The vocals bring a real soulful rocking element to the piece. The timing is strange, but somehow works. The chorus has a dreamy, trippy kind of quality to it.

Hearing the Silence
This is an incredible piece of music. It combines King’s X sounds with fusion and more of a soulful rock element. The instrumental section is pretty crazed. I love the funky bass.
Fall Awake
This is less of a prog tune and more of a funky fusion number. It’s cool stuff. It still has some less blatant bits of prog built into it, too.
Say
Although the soulful, funky fusion elements dominate this, there proggier things here, too.
Foot Traffic
This one brings the prog back in style. There are parts of this that make me think of Yes. Other things land closer to King Crimson. Yet, there are still fusion sounds and leanings toward King’s X and more here.
 
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