EP – Mentum – Gecko

Posted by admin on December 16th, 2005

  • Band / Artist : Gecko
  • Genre : Jazz / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : Donkeys and Elephants
  • Buy CD : Buy
  • Buy Digital Download : N/A
  • Rating : 8 out of 10

I’ve heard many strange song titles in my time, but it will take a very strange one to beat the opening track, Donkeys and Elephants from Gecko. No matter how strange the song title, this is one seriously catchy track. In fact it’s so catchy I’ve been driving my family crackers by coming out with random bursts of the main chorus, but not the whole chorus, just the Donkeys and Elephants bit.

This 5 track EP has a sound I haven’t heard in a while. It’s a sort of fusion between Jazz and Rock, which reminds me a lot of the 90s band Hue and Cry. I heard the first track on the Tartan Podcast and it immediately stuck in my head. The rest of the EP however, took a little longer to gel with me, but it’s now firmly implanted as one of my favorite CDs at the moment.

Track 2 finds yet another influence being introduced, reggae, something you totally wouldn’t expect, but it all hangs pretty well together. The final track 2FU finds Gecko in a more mellow laid back mood and this track rounds the EP off nicely.

Conclusion : Even if this genre of music isn’t your cup of tea, give the opening track a good listen and I’d be surprised if it doesn’t draw you in.

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