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Reija, Xavi / Sound Of The Earth, The
Album:Sound Of The Earth, The Collection:General
Artist:Reija, Xavi Added:09/2018
Label:Moonjune 

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Add Date:2018-10-08 Pull Date:2018-12-10 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-29 
Reviewed: 2018-09-29
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: There is a haunting darkness which carries through Xavi Reija’s new release. Echoing elements of free form post rock by fusion and electric jazz. The quartet of outstanding musicians stroll through multiple landscapes providing grooves and chaos along the way, led by the dynamic drum work of Reija.
If You Like: Bill Bruford, Carl Palmer, Robert Fripp, King Crimson (Larks Tongues line-up), Terje Rypdal, Henry Kaiser, Soft Machine
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Deep Ocean (6:42) – heavy chords start> slow heavy jam> slow fade> pause> full sonic assault> fade
*2/ The Sound Of The Earth (9:55) - sonic sliding guitar starts> beautiful slow space jam slowly builds in volume & intensity> long slow fade
**3/ From Darkness (7:34) – bass starts> midtempo rocking sonic jam> slow fade
4/ The Sound Of The Earth II (12:14) – drums start> heavy space jam with funk beat morphs into full uptempo sonic attack> fades slightly to midtempo> long slow fade
5/ Serenity (5:51) – guitar starts with long slow notes> slow jam builds in volume & intensity> slow fade
*6/ The Sound Of The Earth III (9:41) – bass starts> slow sonic jam with jazz vibe> fade
7/ Lovely Place (4:42) – guitar starts slow> slow jam quickly builds in volume & intensity with soaring guitar riffs peaking in a crescendo> fade
*8/ The Sound Of The Earth IV (16:36) – bass starts> slow sonic off-kilter jam> long slow build to extended crescendo> long slow fade
9/ Take a Walk (4:12) – guitar starts> midtempo jam with repetitive riff> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Deep Ocean 5.Serenity
2.The Sound Of The Earth 6.The Sound Of The Earth 3
3.From Darkness 7.Lovely Place
4.The Sound Of The Earth 2 8.The Sound Of The Earth 4
 9.Take A Walk