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Jordan, Derek: Humanist (EP)
Derek Jordan Humanist new music review

Jordan, Derek: Humanist (EP)

Alternative Rock
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Derek Jordan calls his genre-bending music of his latest EP, Humanist, psych alternative rock, with the 'psych' meaning psychological lyrics. I'm not sure where he's going with that whole thing (I think he has much to say about life and living), but his music shows the strength of creativity and individuality. Elements of blues, swing, and folk informed and influenced by alternative rock icons like Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, and Stone Temple Pilots are layered over a heavy rock foundation. This is the sense of the musical landscape of Humanist. (You can download the entire album on his site to get the pure taste.) Though his music is not exactly up my alley, Jordan's musical craftsmanship is quite impressive. Yet, what was more impressive to me was Jordan's vocal abilities. He has strong and commanding voice that resonates with friendly accessibility (except when it's nearly drowned by distortion on Worry About Your Own). Overall, Derek Jordan's latest EP Humanist is impressive and entertaining alternative rock with a strongly independent spirit. If eclectic, indie, or alt music is your universe you definitely should download Humanist.

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In Short

Derek Jordan's latest EP Humanist is impressive and entertaining alternative rock with a strongly independent spirit. If eclectic, indie, or alt music is your universe you definitely download Humanist.

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