Sceneazine April 15 - May 14, 2015 - Page 22

Sceneazine.com lost a job or didn’t get a job they had hoped to get. It’s a way of laughing off rejection, to laugh at themselves. Remanon “Justice Paige” “The Magus” For those of you who are into jazz, and are skeptical of having that in progressive rock, but are open to it, Remanon would be a great band to start off with. When they listen to them, they will be easily sold. They are the jazziest of the progressive rock bands I have ever heard. I hear it in “The Magus.” I heard John Densmore’s and Robby Krieger’s spirits in the cymbal-bass intro. It reminded me of “L A Woman.” The drums “sing” many genres, from jazz to metal. I heard it about three times in this one song. I’ve never known a song that has done that, let alone that many times. With that said, progressive rock has taken a new dimension for me, and this band has done their job. An amusing thought came to my mind as the song faded: What if that guitar solo was on a keyboard instead? This isn’t to say I didn’t appreciate it. The chords almost sounded like those of a keyboard. If that were the case, that would also be part of another great fusion song. But I did hear some of that, a la the Who, throughout “Justice Paige.” Unlike “The Magus,” the guitar has the center stage, with a more seventies aura to it. Or should I say more than one kind, because I heard more than one style? Just these two songs don’t do die-hard classic rockers, proggies, or fusion junkies justice (no pun intended). The Recasts “Over and Over Again” “Over and Over Again” is a two and a half-minute song. I’m not sure if what I heard was a demo or the final recording of the song. But I will say The Recasts certainly didn’t fail to deliver their powerful music. I Page 22 couldn’t decide which was most powerful ]H