For anyone who is a fan of King’s X, Dream Theater or the Dixie Dregs, this album will bring hours of listening joy.
First of all, the chemistry between Ty Tabor, John Myung and Rod Morgenstein is just tremendous this time around. If you heard the first Jelly Jam album and liked it at all this one will blow you away. The music is complex yet imminently listenable and so solid it sounds like a single symphonic organism. The vocals and lyrical work are everything you’ve ever come to love from Ty.
Besides the musicianship exhibited on this album (Rod’s drum work just blew me away), the musical production is also ridiculously awesome. Ty has been honing his production and engineering skills for some time with King’s X and solo albums as well as his studio, but this one reads like a sonic magnum opus. The tones, feel and finish he put on this album is remarkable.
You can tell that each member of The Jelly Jam loved every minute of creating this magnificent work of art. I can only hope they don’t stop here!