Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Plastic Head | Autor: BSV
"City Of The Sun" is the debut of Seven Impale, apart from a 2013 EP. However, the young Norwegians spent so many ideas on "City Of The Sun" that it would be enough for a whole career. Officially, the 45-minute debut only consists of five tracks. But since a new passage begins every thirty seconds, there are ninety tracks. Unofficially, of course. The problem here is that the Norwegian music is highly lively, powerful, virtuoso and fast. One is literally crushed by all the sounds and energy. Guitars and saxophone duel permanently, without there being a winner. The keyboards don't get ragged either. It's progressive rock of the finest kind. That's jazz rock, too. And it's sometimes awesome. That's what makes this so exhausting. However, Seven Impale has to be kept in mind that they are able to do this confidently and maintain an overview. Finally, they sprinkle in casually relaxed passages. The other way around: Whoever is into such overkill will be served brilliantly here.
Top track: Eschaton Horo