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Jaga Jazzist


Seventh studio album from the veteran nine-piece Norwegian leftfield jazz experimentalists led by Lars Horntveth

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    While just as brainy and elaborate as Jaga Jazzist's other albums, Pyramid is the sound of the group letting themselves go and following their instincts, arriving at some of their most unbound, easily enjoyable material
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  2. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The mystery of Jaga Jazzist is their ability to blend disparate elements into a cohesive whole
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  3. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The Norwegian jazz fusion outfit’s established talents serve them well on 9th album
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    On their first album in five years, Norway's Jaga Jazzist create a smooth but intricate pastiche of styles with Pyramid
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  5. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Jaga Jazzist’s mystical fusion retains some of its shine on Pyramid
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  6. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is not music for the faint of heart, but it seems the Jaga Jazzist’s move to Brainfeeder has opened up for them yet more frontiers of space rock and jazz to conquer
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  7. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    An imperfect and uneven album that satisfies two different audiences, as the front half is packed with wandering jam band noodling while the second half tightens into a slightly more focused and rhythmic set
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Refining rather than redefining. Print edition only

  9. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Created in two weeks with eight different voices to satisfy, Pyramid is perhaps most impressive in its lack of conflict. But that’s also its main disappointment; within a theoretically new, creatively explosive environment, Pyramid shrinks back into routine and largely find arid ground
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