Monday, September 14, 2015
Jagged Recollections Creates A Very Well Balanced Record
As you listen to the record, you start to get a feeling for the band’s pop sensibilities. There’s a lot to listen to here. The melodies are perfectly tuned, layered, and positioned for you to admire. If you’re a music fan, you can’t help but love the way the trumpet, piano, and guitars work so well on the tracks, alongside harder rocking elements. “Jagged Recollections” is by far one of the best works I’ve heard blend so much into a simple form. It seems simple, but when you listen, you’ll realize that there’s so much going on, but not without incorporating each item very well. Sometimes you get bands trying too hard to put in sounds, but that’s not what you get here. Each sound is deliberate, layered, and played to the perfect arrangement.
Stand out tracks include “Lines of Love”, “Slow Mo”, “Chinatown”, “I Cling To You”, and “UFO”. That’s not to say that the others aren’t as good, because that’s not the case. This is another example of a record that you need to listen to as a whole. You can’t just pick one track as a favorite. It demands attention, and it’s definitely well worth your time.
“Jagged Recollections” is a very well balanced, finely tuned record. It showcases the power of Jacko Poli and the unique blend of rock, pop and world music all into one package. You’re going to be hard pressed not to like this stellar release.
Catch up with Jacko Poli via bandcamp here. Keep your eyes and ears open, this record is poised to do quite well, if you ask me.