“You can definitely get your groove on with Bananafish!"
"Montreal-based fusion sextet Bananafish create an intelligent, emotional and technically inspiring work with their first bona fide full-length. Creative, fearless songwriting sees the players travel adventurously from zippy, friendly hooks to distorted guitar peaks and soulful, sublime depths. Though the tonal qualities and witty co-mingling of jazz, classical, rock and pop influences will remind many of Frank Zappa's work or horn-heavy jazz-rock masters like Blood Sweat & Tears or early Chicago, by virtue of their lengthy instrumental compositions Bananafish have more in common with the modern wordless fusion music of Omar Rodriguez Lopez and bands like Estradasphere or even Secret Chiefs 3."
"Their music moves quickly, interweaving precise, soulful dynamics without sounding overdone. Energetic and funky, their grooves stay interesting deep into the track. With orchestral finesse, they intertwine a range of musical traditions, blending flavours as far-flung as Celtic to disco into a heady, thumping jazz fusion…lifting the group's intricate arrangements into music that makes you want to shake your head and smile." 8/10
"Bananafish seamlessly blends elements of rock, funk, jazz and soul into an instrumental tapestry unlike any other around. Their unique sound and consistently strong stage presence are pleasures to watch, hear and contemplate."
"...anyone who listens will be apt to agree that no matter how you decide to describe their genre, this group of instrumentalists is fresh change from the norm. I appreciate lyrics and the things songwriters have to say, but in the case of Bananafish, some things are indeed best left unsaid."
"For a good hour the band played, hardly taking a breath between songs and making it all look effortless. Overall, a dynamic band to keep an eye on."
"The [Bananafish EP] is a skillful blend of progressive rock with hints of jazz that sometimes veers into experimental jam territory." 7/10
"this sextet is [...] jazz-oriented, culling significant influence from the fusion-heavy progressive rock of the seventies. Their compositions are entirely instrumental yet remarkably infectious. Well recorded and well executed, this EP is an impressive step forward for this young band."
"Their music is sort of an earth-techno pop."