Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Album Review: Junta by Phish

October 13, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

3/5 stars

Phish has set itself up as one of the future great jam bands that can push the plateau way into the wee hours of the morning. Every song delves into another genre of music then might break off for a section to enlighten the listener with yet another genre. There are times you will feel as if there is no concept to the album as a whole. Once the first listen is complete and you're well on your way into the sophomore spin, a concept will begin to rear its head.

There is no doubt that this band loves to jam with a groove that is sometimes fused with a distorted jazz sound. Every member ropes in their own feel while they connect as a group on a very high level. The final results give the listener the distinct sense that they have been through an episode of "Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Outer Limits" or "The Hitchhiker". If you turn the lights down low and close your eyes, you can find yourself drifting into the most incredible outlandish carnival where the piano becomes the driving force. Then the music will take an abrupt turn and feel light and friendly, leaving the body to wonder where the mind had just been.

The funk ambitious songs bring the mid 70's sound up from the often buried style of mixing that hides the true foundation of the song. Mike Gordon (bass) And Jon Fishman (drums) feed off each other, adding a quick unexpected sound to the song and within seconds the other is countering. There are times when they get completely away from the original tone of a song, but not to worry, they bring you back safe and sound. They are so good; please don't forget to tip when they drop you off.

I love lyrics, but this band need not have a chorus or a verse. However, they do indulge a little bit without disappointment. With the typical rhyme here and there, it is the delivery that has such originality that makes it unmistakable. They do not base themselves on twisted lyrics or pop/rock party band music but devote more of their time on musical growth. This first time full-length release from Phish is an explosion into their future endeavors.

Today's music is all about the quick hit or the power ballad that can bring in the fast buck. Phish is more content to develop their sound and build a solid fan base where fans will continue to flock for years to come.

RUSTYSCAGE.COM/MUSIC

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Album Review

,

Phish

,

Junta

When we are looking for an efficient way to keep your house cool during the hot summer months, one of the first things to consider is using a portable ac unit. Portable air conditioners are great for

By: Akshita l Shopping Product Reviews > Electronics l July 09, 2013 lViews: 651

The people who are not satisfied with their original hair can get any type and style of hairs. Yes it is true, everyone can get hair style of their own choice. If you want long, short hair, straight,

By: Jenette Kimberly l Shopping Product Reviews > Fashion Style l April 01, 2013 lViews: 608

The teddy bear has brought comfort and cheer to millions of children for more than a century. As amazing and timeless a toy that this is today it’s not so humble beginnings has been linked back to

By: TeddyBear l Shopping Product Reviews > Toys l December 11, 2012 lViews: 508

Women love trendy fashion. Be it for their clothing, jewellery or fashion accessories. Choosing any trendy clothing will depend on your figure shape the design of the clothes, the age of the wearer,

By: Zuneaoy l Shopping Product Reviews > Fashion Style l December 10, 2012 lViews: 258

Fashion jewelry serves a slightly different purpose than fine jewelry. Most people don’t wear their fine jewelry, outside of wedding rings of course, as part of everyday outfits. Instead, fashion

By: Zuneaoy l Shopping Product Reviews > Fashion Style l December 09, 2012 lViews: 259

Well you might be wondering about an online jewellery stores reputation when buying your jewellery online. This can be a concern, especially if the pieces you are buying are expensive. But make sure

By: Zuneaoy l Shopping Product Reviews > Collectible Jewelry l December 05, 2012 lViews: 267

A ukulele is a small four stringed guitar that is popularly associated with Hawaiian culture. It was made as an imitation of small guitar like instruments that were brought to them by Portuguese

By: Scott E Huttonl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl June 18, 2012 lViews: 153

The dependence on media has increased a lot over the years which led to the development of this sector enormously. The print media was majorly used in olden days in the form of newspapers, magazines,

By: Mark N Coolyl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl April 09, 2012 lViews: 156

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of Glenn Campbell through his BEACH BOYS days to his acting in films like "True Grit", his voice always intrigued me. When his country roots made their way into

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 187

This young kid from New Jersey is what Jim Morrison would call "a word man not a bird man." Each song is a story that becomes an avenue to the next track, each packed with its own thickly crafted

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 160

Bruce Springsteen's latest release hits the needle with its opening number being an amplitude of ear candy. Unlike his debut release, this is a musical genre-clashing experience. There are jazz

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 146

The brick smashes the ear drums with mach 5 turbulence that virtually cleanses the canal with optimal precision. "Avenida Revolucion" is the first track and it takes little time to realize that it is

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 133

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of Glenn Campbell through his BEACH BOYS days to his acting in films like "True Grit", his voice always intrigued me. When his country roots made their way into

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 187

This young kid from New Jersey is what Jim Morrison would call "a word man not a bird man." Each song is a story that becomes an avenue to the next track, each packed with its own thickly crafted

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 160

Bruce Springsteen's latest release hits the needle with its opening number being an amplitude of ear candy. Unlike his debut release, this is a musical genre-clashing experience. There are jazz

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 146

The brick smashes the ear drums with mach 5 turbulence that virtually cleanses the canal with optimal precision. "Avenida Revolucion" is the first track and it takes little time to realize that it is

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 133

Review of Bruce Springsteen's third studio album, Born to Run. (5/5 stars!)

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 128

The book that is the basis for the soundtrack is a testament to the lifestyle of a rock star. It chronicles what happens when those around you need you to stay unfocused and unaware of where most of

By: Rachael M Kohrnl Shopping Product Reviews > Music Reviewsl March 03, 2012 lViews: 152

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus