Following the success, and some international notoriety, of his first album Passage to Agadir, Virginia multi-instrumental Jack Jeffrey offers his second work The Constant That Remains. The title is an apt description as Jeffery once more offers his lighter, ethereal and ambient, progressive rock, with touches of space and psychedelic rock. In this sense, Jack Jeffrey is old school, a throwback to Seventies progressive music.
Mostly this is an instrumental album, and finds Jeffery's guitar work at the center. This guitar work is normally set against or upon that ethereal and ambient canvas, as on Valencian Cosmos or We Need It Back. Sometimes it takes the entire focus as on Rearranged and the wonderful Gavotte for African Steel Guitar. Sometimes his guitar is piercing to the point of being nearly painful. The Sirius Wall is not a song you want to listen to if have a splitting headache. Of the few vocal songs, the closing song, Carry On, is the best, being quiet with more traditional fret work, yet enigmatically adventurous .
If you dig your progressive rock on the lighter or quieter side, filled with lush ambience and sometimes unusual guitar work, Jack Jeffery's The Constant That Remains is bound to please you. Give it a go: you can download the entire album for free at his Soundcloud website.
If you like your progressive rock light with ambience and a focus on sometimes unusual guitar work, Jack Jeffery's The Constant That Remains might be for you. Check it out by downloading it for free at his SoundCloud website (link to the left).
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