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An enjoyable album of high quality and adventurous modern progressive rock.

New York neo-proggers Jolly became renowned for delving deep into the scientific benefits of music with 2011's 'The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1)', teaming up with professors, graduates and focus groups on a somewhat unlikely quest to ensure a state of true happiness within the listener. Two years later they are back with the sequel having had to overcome the loss of their studio and equipment in October of last year due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy. This setback prompted a fan led fundraising campaign, something that has enabled the band to regroup, purchase new equipment and conclude work on the new album thus ensuring the journey for complete and total happiness may yet be realised.

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Whether or not you buy into the science behind it all, the undeniable fact is that Jolly are an upbeat and positive bunch and their music is characterized by solid hooks that incorporates rich and smooth arrangements. On occasions the four piece outfit flirt with metal, pop and symphonic prog but the overriding vibe is ambient and chilled with languid guitar solos combined with the dual vocals of guitarist Anadale and bassist Anthony Rondione perfectly complementing the laid-back mood. The opening 'Guidance Three' features a female voice reminding the listener not to listen to Part 2 until you have fully experienced and embraced Part 1 with the heavily layered, textured keyboards of Joe Reilly playing a prominent role as they do across much of the albums fifty-odd minutes. As you might expect, the lyrics are rooted in stark human emotion as opposed to the realm of fantasy and fiction with 'You Against The World', ''Dust Nation Bleak' and 'Despite The Shell' all strong songs in their own right outside of what is an intriguing concept.

Whilst 'The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2)' is highly unlikely to replace the sound of whale song that can be heard in the waiting room of my Doctor's surgery anytime soon, this is nevertheless an enjoyable album of high quality and adventurous modern progressive rock.

Dean Pedley

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