Jamnation - s/t
Uploaded to Aural Innovations: September 2005
This is a very unique CD and one that every stoner and psychedelic record collector should have. It fuses free form psychedelic jamming with excellent spoken words. The words and the bands have all been carefully selected to fit with Dan's excellent lyrics and perfect delivery. This is a CD you can hear 100 times and never get tired of it as the jams just scream out at you and the words are so cool. The CD starts off with the 70's band, JPT Scare Band, who let loose a long jamming track. Gas Giant is next with the Conga Jam, straight from the rehearsal room, featuring a killer groove, guitar soloing and cool fucking story. The classic track by Josefus is next and again Dan just nails it with the placement of the words on this cool classic. ILDHU, a Gas Giant side band, deliver a mean heavy groover with incredible psych guitar and Dan again perfectly places his story deep inside the music. JPT Scare follows up with Time to Cry, the shortest track on the CD at 8:56, and also the one with the rawest sound. The Japanese band, Eternal Elysium, close the CD with Green Song, a long 15 minute intense journey, made even better by Dan. What a masterpiece CD. I can't wait for the follow up. 10 out of 10!
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Reviewed by Scott Heller