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Pe'z: 1.2.MAX

Read "1.2.MAX" reviewed by Ian Patterson

As the title of Pe'z's 1. 2. MAX reflects, the adrenalin kicks in quickly and doesn't let up. This five-piece band from Japan, which has been together for ten years, purveys a brand of high energy, groove-based anarcho-jazz which takes jazz- funk, ska and the irreverence of punk as its references. In terms of energy and originality, Pe'z is reminiscent of English band Acoustic Ladyland.

The opening bars of 19th century German composer Hermann Necke's “Csikos Post," however, ...


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