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The internationally-acclaimed power trio returns with their highly-anticipated, second full-length release for Moonjune Records. Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love is a concept album deriving its inspiration as much from William Blake’s visionary aesthetics (the title is taken from the poet’s "Songs of Innocence and Experience") as from a diversity of 20th-century musical icons -- ranging from Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Stevie Wonder and Tortoise, to Igor Stravinsky and Olivier Messiaen.SpacerRather than a linear sequence describing one musical event, this record is a multilayered sonic adventure that has a lot going on. Alternately fiery and mellow, groovy and meditative, Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love is a marked departure from the free-rock and -jazz models of its predecessor (the much-praised Never Pet a Burning Dog) and is rooted in the trio’s most inspirational rock sources.SpacerOffering hard-edged, straight-ahead beats, jazzy ballads, and even a cover version of Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” which is bound to set your ears on fire, this album is filled with furious guitars riffs, progressive keyboard extravaganzas, and monstrous, thundering drums. Play it loud!
released November 20, 2012
ALEX MAGUIRE: keyboards
MICHEL DELVILLE: guitar, Roland GR09, samples
TONY BIANCO: drums, sequencer
Recorded on April 11 and December 5, 2011, at Studio Simonne, Brussels, Belgium.
Mixed & mastered by David Minjauw, on January 2012, at Studio Simonne, Brussels, Belgium.
Produced by douBt.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic
supported by 98 fans who also own “Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love”
Stumbled on this by chance ; glad I did .
Superb fusion jazz with elements of Miles Davis bitches brew/silent way/jack
Johnson period with interesting Indonesian overtones .check it out and
You won't be disappointed. Nick Bradey
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Fantastic opportunity to get an impression what MoonJune Records is about (fusion, prog rock, avantgarde from all around the world, with a special spotlight on Indonesia ...). Many great artists to be discovered (mostly) and rediscovered (sometimes)!
Also, watch out for their special offers due to their 15th birthday (this is why, in short time, many other MoonJune albums will appear here ;-} ). Carsten Pieper
supported by 96 fans who also own “Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love”
Another gem from Indonesia - er, well, from London, mostly ;-)
Indonesian keyboard master (here just on piano) is joined by some fellow countrymen and kind of MoonJune's usual suspects.
Stylistically a wide ride, from gamelan over Canterbury to klezmer-like things. Too quote MoonJune Records: It must be Jazz ;-) Carsten Pieper