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ARJUN - Gravity Album Review


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Skilled Instrumental Act Impress With Moving Experimental Rock



This instrumental trio from New York made up of, Eddie Arjan Peters (Guitar), Lamar Myers (Drums) and Andre Lyles (Bass) have their own unique sound comprised of elements of rock, jazz and experimentalism, which they effortlessly inject with emotive and intelligible sounds. They are back with their new album, 'Gravity', which sees them again work with the revered producer, Scotty Hard (Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Arto Lindsay) with the follow up to their highly successful release, 'Core'. Here they continue to expand and build upon their previous releases, all acting as one big musical exploration. This time round, they are aiming bigger, by enlisting the help of a few guests...



To open we have, 'Prince', which is chilled, methodical and engulfed with style, including great bouncy riffs and rhythms making it very pleasing on the ears. Sit back and relax to their super classy vibes and impressive guitar work.

'Flutter' acts as an alarming filler before the first guest appearance from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck) comes in the form of 'Run', which again exhibits interesting rhythms and beats, all oozing with talent and melody, with divine positive sounds that keep you hooked, especially with addition of the beautiful flute work from Jeff, giving it an extra depth and complimenting the rest of the instruments wonderfully.

'Ascent' follows and features the second guest, Cory Henry who plays the organ , which again offers something different and exciting and demonstrates their brilliant craftsmanship further, without losing the focus and definition of all the elements. This is a very mellow lulling song which is perfect to unwind too.

'Crossroad' makes a natural progression and maintains the album's seamless quality whilst 'Endless Again' is their most diverse and experimental offering, especially through the beats and transitions, sounding like an epic improvised jam session. 'Blas' has a slightly darker heavier tone and more chaotic feel, with them letting lose, but in an organised structured manner.

Leaving the longest until last, with the title song, 'Gravity', which progresses and builds up joyfully and acts almost as a musical conversation which is bursting with creativity and is cleverly constructed thought out, including the delightful strings from guest Molly Cherryholmes.

The excellent resonance throughout the entire album speaks just as loud as words, if not better, managing to portray pure emotion and feeling which you get swept up in, taking you on a wonderful ride. They are doing the instrumental front extremely proud and this new release takes them to new dizzying heights of musical creativity and flair, showing yet again what truly skillful musicians they are. 








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