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Magnus Ostrom: Dancing At The Dutchtreat


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Searching For Jupiter (Act, 2013) was Magnus Ostrom's second outing as a leader and, as evidenced by this track, saw his group really finding their stride. "Dancing At The Dutchtreat" joyously wields all the things that would become the Ostrom band's trademarks: the accessible (yet sometimes dizzying) metric proclivities, the rhythmically-bonded (yet natural-sounding) melodicism, the (ever so slightly) understated virtuosity, the familiar (yet post-) EST sonic ethos and the uncanny group-sync. In addition to guitarist Andreas Hourdakis spreading his wings on this one, the band starts to dig in so much at the end, the fade feels incredibly premature. Dancing indeed...

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