MWE3.com album review

MWE3.com album review

‘Among the the bands currently making the rounds with debut albums from the U.K. is Jouis. The band’s 2014 CD is called Dojo and it’s packed with a range of effective progressive rock elements. With each member also adding in vocals, the five part harmonies kind of evoke early America (the band, not the country) while the complex arrangements are infused with jazzy tendencies making them also sound a bit like Steely Dan at times. The CD packaging is great but there’s not much indication as to who plays what, but the musicianship is first rate as is the production by Phill Brown. The lyrics are printed on the back cover of the CD so you can read along as you marvel at the wealth of musical ideas in motion here. With Dojo, the band known as Jouis carries the spirit of 21st century progressive rock well into the future’

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MWE3.com album review

‘Among the the bands currently making the rounds with debut albums from the U.K. is Jouis. The band’s 2014 CD is called Dojo and it’s packed with a range of effective progressive rock elements. With each member also adding in vocals, the five part harmonies kind of evoke early America (the band, not the country) while the complex arrangements are infused with jazzy tendencies making them also sound a bit like Steely Dan at times. The CD packaging is great but there’s not much indication as to who plays what, but the musicianship is first rate as is the production by Phill Brown. The lyrics are printed on the back cover of the CD so you can read along as you marvel at the wealth of musical ideas in motion here. With Dojo, the band known as Jouis carries the spirit of 21st century progressive rock well into the future’

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