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Album Review – Mind Bahn by Jouis
Mind Bahn Jouis None More Records Jouis (pronounced "jew-eee"), a three-piece Brighton-based psychedelic rock band, put together a full-utility "traveling without moving" type function on their sophomore outing. Complete with the dramatic turns, zips, and vacuum cleaner sounding chord progressions that get prog heads in the mood. Mind Bahn, nine songs that trade back and forth in sequence between balladry and supreme atmospheric territory, is the full out-and-out representation of that set. Laying claim their influence draws on the bands from the late 60s & early 70s Canterbury scene performers such as Caravan and Soft Machine may have legs. But "Wiltons Green" gives off peak XTC lyricism and arrangement chops with a King's X vocal harmony feeling running through quick and tidy. "Sinking Statues," a driving chest thump AOR sentiment, marks the cross-section of styles here, blurring Mellotron riffs into the kaleidoscopic ether. But "Turtle," the expansive 7-minute evergreen