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Jan Dukes De Grey


Prog Folk

4.21 | 195 ratings

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3 stars Mice and rats in the loft issued in 1971 with an intresting art work is considered one of the most aplaused and unique albums of it's era, partialy agree, but not entirely. 3 pieces grace the album with a total running around 41 min. What we have here is a trip in a odd/dissonant acid folk with jazzy interplays and some prog elements added. While I do like the instrumental orchestration, has enough great moments to really like here, I'm not attached at all by the vocal abilities of Derek Noy, he sounds like a joke to my ears. Partialy considered similar with bands such as Comus or The Incredible String Band, Jan Dukes de Grey manage to pull a pleasent album , but to me is nothing groundbreaking here, only good towards great pieces, typicaly for that period bith in sound and in manner of composing. My vinyl is a re issue with a great white disc and a perfect sound. 3 rounded to 3.5 for some parts specially from the opening track Sun Symphonica, to me the best tune of the album.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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