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    Hooffoot: Swedish jazz/progressive on Kommune #2 label.

    Hooffoot is a relatively new band from Malmö, Sweden, sharing some members with the much revered Agusa, Øresund Space Collective, Mantric Muse, Bland Bladen, Carpet Knights and Sgt Sunshine. Their musical style is quite different though, as they are a six to eight piece playing an all instrumental hybrid of jazz and progressive with a slight psychedelic vibe. Their debut album (issued on gatefold cover vinyl by the excellent Kommune 2 label) offers two side-long tracks that will take you straight back to 1975! And it’s a definite must for someone who wants to hear real music.

    First side contains the mammoth Last Flight Of The Ratite. Not at all sterile and uber technical as some fusion from the golden era of the genre, it rather bridges late 70s period Soft Machine with electric period Miles and the progressive heaviness of UK acts like CMU and Norman Haines Band. Heavier melodies reminding of the large instrumental sections of Balletto Di Bronzo do creep in, somewhere in the middle of the track to switch back in a softer Soft Machine (era "Six") style. Great jamming fusion unafraid of risk yet much easy to get into, not to mention quite melodic and exciting for the most part. This music is old school in that it is all encompassing, with a subtle -not offensive- disregard for genre boundaries.

    Flip the record over now and you will hear the groovier live vibe of Take Five, Seven, Six, Eight, And Nine. It starts slow and spacey, in a playful "Caravanserai" mood to switch to a slower Camel vibe that slowly builds up and the groove finally kicks in and off we go in a Klaus Doldinger’s Passport way. There is a wider variety of tempos and stylistic diversity on this interplay of Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, fuzz bass, trumpet & saxophones and a rockier drumming. Tirelessly discovering possibilities in the space between smoother jazz and rock's more propulsive beats.

    Seriously, if you're someone who likes lots of jazzy jams combined with 70s retro prog and done so in a tasteful and melodic way with horns, keyboards and drums played in a distinctly creative and moody kind of way, I highly recommend Hooffoot. Most of you will be surprised at how good this record actually is. I really love it and it has been a worthy purchase for 2015. Definitively for my top 10 annual list.





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    facetious maximus Yves's Avatar
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    No digital download... too bad.. I like what I heard!
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    OH YEAH !!! That was seriously BADASS and yeah, it does sound like it came right out of '74-75. Must buy this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Reminds me of Release Music Orchestra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Reminds me of Release Music Orchestra
    Yes, you're right. Didn't make that connection but you're up to the feel!
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    Love it!
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Good stuff, but sadly no cd for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Mountain View Post
    Good stuff, but sadly no cd for sale.
    why?
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    They'd have my money right this very minute if they offered a lossless download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    why?
    I guess the band only wants to sell their music to people who own turntables. Maybe the cd will come out later. On their website they have a picture of a cd, but the four distributors they list only carry the LP. I would even settle for a lossless download. <<shrug>>

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    Kommune #2 is an only-vinyl label. Usually, most its catalog numbers are licensed to Transubstans for a CD release. I think that soon we'll see a CD issue of this great album.
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    What about cassette and 8 track tape?
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    It is great stuff.thanks spyros

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    Sounds very cool. Will follow the Transubstance releases. In general they put out great material.

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    Quite a tease to offer something tasty and only have it on vinyl. I hope it does find its way to a CD release, because the band/label is just shooting themselves in the "hoof" otherwise.
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    Its a european hipster trend. Several bands does this.

    Here in copenhagen, cafe's advertize vinyl music and coffe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Its a european hipster trend. Several bands does this.

    Here in copenhagen, cafe's advertize vinyl music and coffe.
    That's just to roll your joints on the album covers.
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    Digital download now guys!


    http://hooffoot.bandcamp.com/releases
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Digital download now guys!


    http://hooffoot.bandcamp.com/releases

    Purchased! Thanks for letting us know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Digital download now guys!


    http://hooffoot.bandcamp.com/releases
    Ordered! FLAC FTW! w00t!
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    Hi everybody.
    Thank you Spacefreak for the lovely review! Thank you everybody else for showing interest.
    There is a lot of soul, time, and a shit load of money invested into this our debut album. Also this is an 100% analog production. After putting all that effort into the sound it didn´t feel right to throw it all in the MP3 grind. However, of course we want people to be able to hear this! :-)
    We have contemplated your opinions in this thread and then decided to follow your advice. Now it is available for lossless download from Bandcamp.
    Hope the price is right? (I have no idea since I never download myself)
    Enjoy!
    Greetings from HOOFFOOT

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    Bought the FLAC from Bandcamp and highly, highly, highly recommend it. Fantastic stuff.
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    This sounds fantastic! I'll order it when I get home tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooffoot View Post
    Hi everybody.
    Thank you Spacefreak for the lovely review! Thank you everybody else for showing interest.
    There is a lot of soul, time, and a shit load of money invested into this our debut album. Also this is an 100% analog production. After putting all that effort into the sound it didn´t feel right to throw it all in the MP3 grind. However, of course we want people to be able to hear this! :-)
    We have contemplated your opinions in this thread and then decided to follow your advice. Now it is available for lossless download from Bandcamp.
    Hope the price is right? (I have no idea since I never download myself)

    Greetings from HOOFFOOT
    Thanks for beaming me back to 1971 Hoofy!
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooffoot View Post
    Thank you Spacefreak for the lovely review!
    You're welcome! When I got the LP I instantly knew I had to share such great stuff with some "eclectic" ears over here!
    Macht das ohr auf!

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