Rock and jazz from Cologne/Bonn: The celebrated quartet Jin Jim releases its third album.
Big drums meet fulminant basses, cutting electric guitars meet spectacular flutes.
“New Choices” proves that prog, hard rock and jazz fit together perfectly. Especially when they are played with such dedication and precision.
To some, Jin Jim’s sound reminded them of Jethro Tull, others hear hip-hop and Latin elements.
One thing is for sure: On their new album the band shows itself catchier, more powerful and more compact than ever. This is not least thanks to their producer Wolfgang Stach, who knows how to blend pop (Dominic Miller – guitarist of Sting), rock (Guano Apes and Such a Surge) and jazz (Nils Wogram, Hayden Chisholm, Simon Nabatov, and others) with a special aesthetic.
“New Choices” is a 55-minute tour de force, from the metal-influenced “Turning the Page” to the funk-rock of “Talking Orange” to the dark spherical interpretation of Björk’s “Army of Me” . Lyrical and playful, wild and unruly – Jin Jim are back.