Jaga Jazzist   Starfire
3.7
great
Release Date: 06/2015
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4.5 superbcfbassist | June 5th 15

At first glance this album is an enjoyable, if not overly dense at times, showcase of 'all things jaga'. Once the compositions are unpacked though and the intricate details begin to show their faces the wall of crazy sounds gives way to a perfectly painted mural. Minor drum fills act as preludes to the next beat change, melodies and chord progressions are mixed, matched and teased. What's amazing is throughout the ~50 minutes of runtime, the album never sticks to one idea for an overly long amount of time, but there is a sense of cohesion throughout all songs, both in structure and actual melody that is seldom found in fusion music. Even more rare is how subtle it all is, preventing that "i feel like i'm listening to the same song over and over again" feeling that comes with this territory so often. In summary: I'm blown away.

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4.0 excellentComatorium. | May 30th 15

Super weird, synth heavy, irresistibly catchy without having any hooks, and way better than anything they?ve released since
What We Must. Also stands head and shoulders most contemporary post rock being churned out these days.


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2.5 averagezaruyache | May 2nd 17

Jaga yeah Jazzist yeah jazzy yeah rockin ye but good eh naht much.

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3.5 greatcjbizzlebizzle | December 3rd 15

My first Jaga album and one that I admittedly went back and forth on before I came to an important realization. The sheer amount of detail by the musicians and the extraordinary depth in the instrumentation really begs the
listener to lend their best attention. Layers and layers of subtleties build into a bold final product somewhere between Jazz, prog and electronic (an extra dose of the synth). The strength lies in the loud, jarring arrangements
which build up extensively and make me think of flying through the brightest city lights in a spaceship. That being said the softer parts, such as the beginning of Shinkansen, provide relief to the brain. Those calming passages
are needed as there is plenty to digest in the stronger tracks Starfire, Big City Music and Prungen.

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3.0 goodLunaticSoul | July 17th 15

It's ok muzak. Nothing that rocked my world but it seems like it was made for travelling around on Tokyo's trains (where i am now) so it's ok I guess

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4.5 superbFedeKarp | November 24th 17
4.0 excellentElHombreChino | September 10th 17
4.0 excellentforestman21 | September 7th 17
3.5 greatalmonds | August 14th 17
4.0 excellentHaelaeif | March 30th 17
3.5 greatLeftyMcRighty | March 14th 17
4.5 superbMomemik | January 22nd 17
3.5 greatMr Fahrenheit | July 1st 16
4.0 excellentNotaflower | June 12th 16
4.0 excellentzakalwe | June 7th 16
3.5 greatalmond | May 22nd 16
5.0 classicourbloodyhands | May 22nd 16
4.0 excellentAids | May 6th 16
1.0 awfulloulou | March 13th 16
4.0 excellentProle | March 6th 16
4.0 excellentUnderflow | January 30th 16
4.0 excellentsometimes i shit and think and sometimes i just shit | January 21st 16
4.5 superbUpsidedown_and_Sideways | January 14th 16
4.0 excellentthis is the best album that i\\\'ve ever heard in my entire life. | January 7th 16
3.0 goodDANcore | December 27th 15
2.5 averageCaptain3 | December 16th 15
3.5 greatjtswope | December 10th 15
4.0 excellentbrits Out : ) | December 9th 15
3.0 goodAnimalsAsSummit | December 3rd 15
4.0 excellentNickelbackFTL | November 27th 15
4.0 excellentthorwaldeirik | November 7th 15
3.5 greatmrfixit | October 21st 15
3.0 goodambiance762 | October 2nd 15
4.0 excellentdaBomb88 | September 24th 15
3.5 greatjredmond | September 8th 15
4.0 excellentStereochrome1 | September 4th 15
4.5 superbRadicalEd | August 17th 15
4.5 superbLE0Night | August 12th 15
4.0 excellentkypusher | August 4th 15
4.0 excellentSoakedInTorment | July 28th 15
3.5 greatibringyoufire | July 23rd 15
3.0 goodMatski | July 22nd 15
3.0 goodeloimayano | July 1st 15
4.0 excellentmemedfg | July 1st 15
4.0 excellentmikemiller745 | June 22nd 15
4.0 excellentHalcyonMusic | June 18th 15
4.0 excellentelephantREVOLUTION | June 14th 15
3.5 greatYurq | June 12th 15
3.5 greatsportsboy | June 12th 15
3.5 greatNinjask | June 10th 15
4.0 excellentSiberiano | June 7th 15
3.5 greatprogsun | June 4th 15
3.0 goodDave S. M. | June 3rd 15
4.0 excellentEucatastrophe CONTRIBUTOR | May 30th 15

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