PE'Z

PE'Z


"Tsu Ku Shi N Bow"


The official site

PE'Z

http://www.worldapart.co.jp/pez/



The label site

Roadrunner Records

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.co.jp/ainfo/pez/


previous works

PE'Z


"Suzumushi"


check the album?
search:
Amazon.co.jpアソシエイト


Search Now:
In Association with Amazon.com

 

With a sustained and growing success in their homeland firmly achieved from 3 previous albums and concurrent touring, the wonderfully combustive outpourings of Japanese quintet PE'Z are now poised for their rampant overseas invasion through the boundless, infectious energy captured in their 4th release, 'Tsu Ku Shi N Bow.' Continuing from 2004's 'Suzumushi' and a blistering performance at last year's Fuji Rock Festival, Ohyama "B.M.W." Wataru (trumpet), Kadota "JAW" Kousuke (sax), Nirehara Masahiro (wood bass), Hiizumi "HZM" Masayuki (keyboard) and Kou (drums) have once again found their perfectly balanced equation between jazz, funk, rock and swing. The effervescent result is a 36-minute romp that'll duly enrapture the masses at this year's Fuji Rock.

The sheer dynamism found within 'Tsu Ku Shi N Bow' unfurls effortlessly from bookend to bookend. Although not wild as its title suggests, opener "Wild Gypsy" simply makes you want to hitch a ride with these five. Their wild side gets walking briskly in the horn-led, frantic organ peppered "Haru Ka Ya Te" that reaches untold heights within an octave dropping breakdown shared between organ and percussion, closing in its swirling, exclamatory glory. The furious pace continues unabated as the skipping snare and trumpet fluttering open up the banging keys of "Pop 'N Roll." Delivering a diverse call to let loose on the floor, Latin rumbling "No. 6" has Nirehara's bass threading about this foot shuffling inducer, encouraging your shoulders to dip back 'n forth as cocktails and friendly bantering assuredly accompany this happy dispensation. Shifting into the soothing cascading relief of "Pierrot" that strolls lightly with trumpet and sax frosting the interplay between a smoldering percussion and a playful piano, matters continue into the interstellar overdrive of "Auction #2" that allows HZM to tap into his Herbie Hancock persona. "Na! Na! Na!" punches freely over its swirling funk-filled jazz that's clearly on the edges of ska, bringing back memories of vintage Fishbone. Closing on the walking march of "Yu Ku E," PE'Z once again prove this 5-hand timepiece is built to last.

review by michael
Recent Pick Ups

Potion

Potion

"Band Of Outsiders"

reviewed by michael

FC FIVE

FC FIVE

"Come To The End"

reviewed by michael.

The Dresden Dolls

The Dresden Dolls

"Dresden Dolls"

reviewed by michael.

michael's reviews

button"Come To The End" / FC FIVE
button"Dresden Dolls" / The Dresden Dolls
button"This Is Love, This Is Murderous" / Bleeding Through
button"Underneath Are Phantoms" / The Tunnel Of Love
button"Enter The Enemy" / Everybody's Enemy


無断転載を禁じます。The copyright of the article belongs to and it may not be reproduced in any form whatsoever.counter
==>Back To The Top Page : JPN / ENG.