Better late than never. I WON'T LET YOU DOWN OOLAPH WHICH IS WHY I'LL MAKE A GIGANTIC REVIEW SONG BY SONG.
Disclaimer: I don't know anything about jazz, feel free to shit on me after you read (or most likely skim) through this review.
1. So I'm listening to it as I'm typing this, Wee See is currently playing.
Seems really enjoyable and happy so far, doesn't sound too "free" and 2deep4u, I guess it's something you could listen to both paying attention and as background music.
I'm especially enjoying the bass, seems like the bassist is just going down a road, playing a neverending riff of some sort, and it must be having a blast playing it. Sounds like the foundation, and a fantastic one at that, of the song.
Drums sound like regular jazz drums, I don't find them too fancy. I know jazz drummers are known for their skill, but ap- wait he's doing some minimalistic something else, it's a bit better than I thought.
2. Onto Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Laid back piano. Sounds comfy. The only thing that prevents me from enjoying this a bit more than We See is the fantastic bass on it.
Trumpets (?) occasionally coming in sound excellent with the piano.
Unfortunately I don't find the drums very remarkable again, even less so than in the previous song.
Sounds cool. Different from the fast and complex jazz of We See so far.
Enjoying the shift in drum beats.
Everything else sounds pretty... average I guess.
This is the song I liked the least so far.
Back to fun times. Great bass and air instrumentation (:/), that little drum solo in the last minute was fantastic.
Those piano stabs also work really well. You can tell they're having a good time.
5. Let's Call This
Weird as it may be, I guess it sounds slightly romantic. You know, like a jazz lovesong. Something that would fit a posh date.
That new trumpet (?) at 3:00 worked wonders, felt like a breath of fresh air.
Another really enjoyable piece of music.
6. Think of One, Take 2 and Take 1
I guess I expected these to look nearly identical but they sounded nothing alike. I liked Take 1 more than Take 2.
Take 2 felt too cluttered, while 1 felt like it used time better, you know, spaced out the song better, gave it a cleaner feel.
Pretty good too, but none mindblowing.
Overall score: 6.0/10
I probably would rate it higher over time, but this is my first impression. Challenging album for someone who doesn't know about jazz, so nice pick, Oolaph.