Jug Bundish – “Quimeroide”

Np21iDuCosta Rica’s Jug Bundish have a passionate love of psychedelic rock. The band wouldn’t sound out of place in the early 70s. While I do like retro bands a lot, “Quimeroide” is a big of a mixed bag. There are songs that work and others that fall short. In addition, the production emulates the very thin sound of the early 70s. It’s funny that the album actually sounds like it already needs remastering.

The band have some in common with bands like Astra, EYE, Beardfish, and Diagonal but unlike those bands, the songs just aren’t as strong. Plus there are times when the vintage keys actually sound annoying, something that I didn’t think was possible. For as fun as the closing number “Fondue” is, I don’t think I would want to hear it again!

On the plus side, the better tracks are the longer ones. “Prima Violento” and “Will-o’-the-Wisp” are both long and quite tuneful. Although, the heavy distortion on the former really makes it hard to listen to the track. “Bundish Jam” is another noisy, sloppy number that was very hard to listen to. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of that through out “Quimeroide.”

Jug Bundish are a talented band musically. They fall short with writing and producing their songs. Vocally they aren’t perfect but they seem to know their limitations and work to make their voices fit the music that they write. So there’s promise here. Unfortunately, “Quimeroide” isn’t an album I’d sit down and listen to on a regular basis.

Rating: 5/10

Tracklist:
1. Mr. Brown
2. Sitio Lunar
3. Cremosidad
4. Bundish Jam
5. Prisma Violento
6. Gaudi
7. Flujo Lidio
8. Will-o’-The-Wisp
9. Fondue

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jugbundish

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I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!
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5 Responses to Jug Bundish – “Quimeroide”

  1. progbeawr831 says:

    If the Haight-Ashbury scene met Tears for Fears and formed a band this is the result. Trippy and psychedelic for sure but that scene has been played to death although they do has some witticisms to some of their tracks. Agreed the production could have been better considering that the advent of technology allows one to make decent recordings at home these days so paying for studio time should deliver something pretty damn spectacular as far as sound quality and overall delivery of the album. Fondue is carnival music on acid and should be used as audio torture to obtain secrets from spies, this is the new wave of of wretched science to get information!

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