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Derek Van Wormer
Sounds Like: Radiohead, King Crimson, Andrew Bird, Yes (official), John Scofield
Label: Ryan Jackson Troika
Bio: Proud to call itself part of Boston's colorful progressive music scene, Ryan Jackson Troika's furious rock sound impacts its audience with a reverence for classic progressive music alongside the punch and finesse of the best of modern psychedelic and hard rock, evoking Mutemath, Queens of the Sto...See Full Bio
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“Jackson now has a full-fledged rock band unlike no other past or present. And his new vision was put to tape on his recent 2013 release, Plethora. Don’t let the complexity scare you away though. Despite the otherworldly sound and the, well, plethora of musical styles, his sophomore LP has eleven straight tracks of straight-up songs. You know, tunes; the kind you can sing in the shower, or hum in your car on the way to work. These compositions, though all great on the first listen, reveal more and more layers to themselves upon every listen. One of the stand out tracks, “Sink Piles”, is a super catchy hybrid of hard rock and jazz and repays listen after listen with little new quirks and surprises. Jackson’s voice somehow gets even sexier as the album progresses, and every single back up musician is able to find exactly their place in this vibrant museum of sound. Plethora is a huge step away from the really great Out of Nothingness, but luckily its one huge step forward.”