Review Request Club
Nice percussion at the start; there's a wide variety of instruments and they all contribute in their own way to a kind of lighter, more characteristic drum beat, and the kind you'd often find in jazz. And because there were so many different percussions involved, it meant the beat never felt repetitive. And for ONCE, there's an audio submission on NG that has a cymbal sound that doesn't smash through all the other instruments. Quite the opposite; it's really subtle and sparsely used, just adding that extra touch of colour as and when it's needed.
The sax is cool, although at some points in the solo sections it almost felt like random notes were being thrown in their own sake rather than that of the melody. Though mostly it created a pretty nice groove of a tune, and there were some nice harmonies and chord changes midway through between it and some of the other synths. The semi-scalic bass helps a lot in keeping the general feel of the chords a little less repetitive than it could have been, although by the end it was starting to drag regardless.
The drum sounds at 3:27 felt a little too artificial, and in general the 3rd minute felt too much like a recapitulation of the 2nd...however. That being said, all in all it was a nice listen. Yes, there was some fuzz, but nothing major and nothing of any serious detriment to the piece. You've got a nice melody, you've got a unique beat, you've got a cool sax. What more is there to ask of a jazz piece?
-Review Request Club