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Sluka

Hey Oh (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

This is the second single from Sluka that I've reviewed. I landed the first one under prog, and I'm going to do the same here. In fairness, this artist is being billed as both progressive and alternative rock. I'd say that the mellower parts of this, before the vocals, really have that prog focus. The more rocking parts have it less. Still, whatever you call this, it's an effective piece of music.

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Track by Track Review
Hey Oh
Acoustic instrumentation is on display as this piece works out of the gate. For some reason this early section makes me think of Yes to some degree. When the vocals go away that image is replaced by something more modern. Still, this has a real old-school prog element in some ways. This song manages to combine that proggy thing with a fun sort of modern pop texture. It's an unexpected combination, but it works.
 
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