Jatayu - Restless
World, Jazz Funk,
Overall Impression: Every now and again, you come across a piece of music that isn't easily labeled, a song that can't be pigeonholed into any one genre or style, a tune that transcends the typical genre staples we have become so accustomed to as listeners, "Restless" is one such song, and what an experience it is! Jatayu has conjured up a positively mesmerizing musical journey into a world of quirky yet mature melodic outbursts, brilliantly off-kilter rhythms, and tantalizing soundscapes that whisk the listener up in a rich and densely woven blanket of experimental themes and sonic intrigue.
Strongest Point(s): Where to begin?! How about the utterly captivating way a broad range of diverse styles has been carefully melded together. Jazz, rock, alternative, world, prog, it's all here and more, Jatayu clearly has a wide and rich source of inspiration they cultivate from, all the while managing to do so in a manner that helps them fully establish their own unique style and musical personality. There is just so much on offer for listeners to get swept up in, it would take multiple, if not countless listens to pick up on all the subtle details that are interspersed throughout, making "Restless" a rewarding listening experience for those particular music lovers who like to have their ears challenged, me certainly being one of them. This is a track that is continually developing into newer, more exciting iterations of itself, giving the song an organic and free-flowing quality that cascades majestically from one fascinating idea to the next. With its superb performances, complex harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic themes, and penchant for flair, "Restless" is an experience that won't be forgotten.
Target Audience Appeal: "Restless" is a tune for music lovers who require a bit more thought and contemplation in their music experiences and I can certainly see fans of the more experimental side of jazz fusion and alternative sides having a particularly rewarding time with "Jatayu"
Artist target suggestions: Snarky Puppy, FORQ, Dirty Loops, Victor Wooten, Chick Corea, Animal Society, Lilly Legit, Aaron Parks, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Little Tybee, Monobody
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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.