Label: Unicorn Digital - UNCR-5052 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Review by apps79 Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. This is very eclectic musicianship with evident Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic, Symphonic and Neo Prog leanings, supported by a gifted vocalist with an expressive singing approach, not always conveincing, but still pretty nice for a band making its first step into discography.
Jelly Fiche's flexibility can be heard in every track. Long and spacey guitar solos are mixed with some nice guitar-led psychedelic grooves both very GILMOUR-influenced as well as very strong jazzy sax solos, but the next moments the band presents a face closer to Theatrical Progressive Rock with vocal explosions, strong keyboard attacks, acoustic passages and a few nice melodies thrown in.
Sound Colours A - Peter Thomas - Sound Music Album 7 not expect by the band to divide the influences in track by track, all of the above inspirations and different emotional states arise from every arrangement. Anger, sensitivity, romance and joy, all have place in Jelly Fiche's music.
On the other hand something tells me that this group can come up with a really bright work in the future. For the time being fans of adventurous Progressive Rock are welcome to join this album.
Review by Tarcisio Moura Prog Reviewer. The production is top notch and all the songs are good. Source Infinie - Jellyfiche* - Tout Ce Que JAi Rêvé guitar parts, passionate vocals and vintage keyboards are included on the package. The variety of styles performed never leave you bored. Their songwriting is surprisingly good for a debut record. Ok, nothing groundbreaking or too far out here, but still they are building their own style already.
Final rating: something between 3. A band to watch for. Sometimes, it feels great to listen to an album like this. An album that sounds like a waterfall. An album with plenty of hormons. This album comes across as a blend of heavy prog and symphonic prog. The first two songs, that is. Those two songs, the title track and Les Arbres, is also the best two songs here.
The French lyrics automatic draws comparisons to another Quebec band; Harmonium. But I do not find this comparison relevant. I would draw comparison with Marillion though. The instrumentation here is guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, a saxophone and some really good French vocals. The songs are mid tempo to slow. Most of their stuff is really good here. But the material is pretty anonymous and despite of some superb melody lines interwined with some pretty good stuff, this album really fails to get a lift off into the higher spheres.
Allegro Assai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: Symphoni me; this is a good album, but nothing more.
It is still worthy checking out, though. Solid 4 stars; excellent addition to any prog lovers music collection. The album appears divided in two parts, as if they wished us to turn over the disc and play the flipside. The Various - ProgDay 2001 starts quite fine with the excellent title track all I've dreamed as typical 90's retro-prog with very neutrally-sung French lyrics, but these are belted out in a very neo-proggish manner.
Despite this "flaw", this first track holds high dramatics and some good interplay, namely between the guitar and the KB includes many vintage, even a discreet mellotron. The following Source Infinie - Jellyfiche* - Tout Ce Que JAi Rêvé Arbres trees is much in the same line and has us hoping the rest Ray Price - Collectors Choice the album is of the same acabit.
The Source Infinie - Jellyfiche* - Tout Ce Que JAi Rêvé part of the album starts out on the guitar-arpeggio introduction In Vitro turning into a wild electric guitar solo for the two-part Dans La Peau D'un Autre in someone else's skina track that comes close to stealing the spotlight to the title track, and where the vocals are less prominent in volume, not in quantity ; good stuff really, but no more.
After its merry-go-round intro of La Fontaine, the group attacks the epic Cage Des Vautours Vulture's cagebut it's nothing that What JF proposes in this first album is a modern prog that rests between the 70's giants and the 80's and 90's neo-prog and instead of being compared to Marillion sound-alike, you have to aim between Discipline and TFK or SB to pigeonhole the band's sound with a jazzier slant than usual.
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This band literally swims into a sea of artistic creativity. It's unique concept surpasses all the limits of the actual French-Canadian scene. Jelly Fiche will transports you into a whirlwind of surrealism, mystery, fantasy, psychic balance and unbalance.
Piper Through The Meadow Straying - Pat King - Ceol Na Feiseanna any commercial borders, this trio brings the audience into their futuristic vision of a past era through the theatrical expression of their performances.
The poetic lyrics, sometimes abstract or engaged are written by Syd or by third party writers. They reflect the band's vision about nature, respect for life, Tao, injustice and fantasy.
Guy Marchamps, an internationally famous French-Canadian poet signs a Bring It Home - One Lone Boy - EP#1 of the band's lyrics.
Studio Album, 3. The three Montrealers have invited a guest drummer and a flutist girlfriend and called upon some external help for part of the lyric, in order to complete this long album that comes with a textured paper booklet and very pleasant artwork all throughout. Their music is between a certain form or retro-prog and modern prog, and even has a dose of neo-prog, reminding me a bit of their countrymen Dagmar with a jazzier slant.
Outside the irritating neo-prog type vocals, JF's music has many pleasant. Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. Symbiose Unicorn Digital
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