Genres: jam band
Jun 23 - 29 2003
Fluid Ounce is a five-piece jam band from Golden, CO. The
five members are talented players, and their music reflects that in
its tight instrumentation and solid songwriting. Their brand
of music isn't far off from that of The Greatful Dead and Phish.
One major downside to OFO's style is that it doesn't leave
much room for variety. While jam band fans won't have too much
trouble appreciating the subtle differences that distinguish the songs
from each other, those not attuned to the sound may find Highlights
a bit repetitive. The tracks rely on laidback grooves, and
this makes them reminiscent of Phish's calmer material.
The best song on this 9-track disc is probably the rolling, almost
spacey "Loud," which boasts a number of very
impressive guitar solos and an infectious vocal part. It would
really be nice to hear it performed live. "I Said She
Said" is another catchy, spaced-out track that will catch you
Altogether, this is a solid album from a quality jam band.
Those who don't like the genre won't be won over by this CDR, but jam
fans will find a lot to like.
Look for OFO on tour through the Midwest this month and
9 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]