Album Reviews – Juan Alban – Too Long In Flight EP

Posted by: on Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Too Long in Flight, the latest EP from former Epicure frontman Juan Alban, is one solid set of songs. Since the farewell tour of Epicure that featured a show at the East Brunswick club, Juan has been hard at work on his first solo release. If there were to be another Epicure album, these tracks would most likely have featured on the release.

From the opening guitar riff of ‘Circle of Wagons’ to the pulsating rhythms in ‘Like I Never Was At All’, the first time I put on this CD I was hooked. Although I had never heard the music of Epicure before, I was greatly impressed by the variety of sounds.  Being a guitar player, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the lead guitarist’s hot licks in ‘Circle of Wagons’. Whilst Matt Vance keeps a solid beat behind the drums, Joe Cope creates a bluesy boogie on his organ to create an overall big sound.

Although the first single off the EP is ‘Like I Never Was At All’, the best song (in my opinion) is ‘Ambulance’.  The rollicking rhythm section combined with the Neil Young-esque lead guitar lines, give the impression that the live show will be nothing but spectacular.

The debut album is awhile away yet, but this should cure your hunger for the meantime.

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