Jolly - Forty six minutes, 12 seconds of Music
(Prog Rock Records PRR730)
From Aural Innovations October 2009 update
Jolly is a strange band for me as they try to make a bridge between pop music, heavy metal guitar riffs (only on a few tracks) and a more progressive rock
sensibility. The tracks are for the most part very accessible but not really totally predictable like most real radio oriented style stuff. I really like the way the drummer uses his space in the sound and they have tried to stick in some binaural tones that are suppose to be mostly inaudible but still to have a positive effect on your psychic state to give you a feeling of well being. Does it work? Well, the songs are about relations like nearly all bands write and sing about and also some abstract and thinking man’s lyrics in the later part of the record. Maybe a bit too mainstream for my tastes but really well done and a difficult mix of styles that really works for Jolly.
Visit the Prof Rock record label site at: http://www.progrockrecords.com
Check out the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/jollyband5
Reviewed by Scott Heller