Band: Jet Plane
Label: Ricco Records (2018)
Rating: A Unique Musical Approach. Good Stuff!
This is the fourth release for the Russian quintet who go by the name Jet Plane. At forty-four minutesFalls Feather is a vinyl-sized recording that features six mostly instrumental compositions that are all six-minutes long or more. Itís a very clever sound crafted here all with minimal keyboards, just piano, but filling in those spaces between the twin guitars are some rather different sounds from Glockenspiel, violin and even Shepherd Bagpipes. These compositions are so well structured and arranged I didnít even miss the keyboards. Each of these tunes comes across as long and flowing events, where riffs and musical motifs are repeated over and over again with slight variations only to subtly shift into different riff and motif all the while building in tension and drama before relaxing in a pockets of soft sparse, soloing. Itís the kind of music that is dreamy one moment and earth shaking the next. The bandís style draws you into a world of their own making. Little bits of spoken word clips or sound effects add to the cinematic or soundtrack nature of the music. Youíll hear bits of symphonic prog, a little psychedelia, some ambient and more all blending into one another, weaving beautiful melodies and themes into some very attractive music. This is a very mature release, both in terms of composition and assured performance. I found a lot to like in the music of Jet Plane. Itís deceptively simple and yet loaded with a certain kind of musical depth thatís hard to explain with actually listening to it. Itís not busy music but there is a lot going on. And it is SO listenable. I have to think thereís a lot here for Prog fans to sink their teeth into. Good Stuff!