7Ahead was at the concert of Jack And The ' at French Institute in Edimbourg and here is the review written by Jamie McDonald. [...] Part of the genius in Lonchamp’s project is the instrumentation. The songs are, at times, complex but on the whole stick to cool sophisticated pop. However, it’s the array of flute, melodica, sax, strings and that warming Fender rhodes keys sound that make these songs so accessible.
"With this album I found, like when I was a child, prohibited and delicious sensations, such as soaking my fingers in the jam, not industrial or even certified organic, but that barely put in jar by mom or Grandma. "
Super review for Melody Cycle on OndaRock, italian webzine. Talking about Michel Legrand, baroque Pop, the Kinks, Nino Rota, the Beatles, Scott Walker, the Beach Boys, Nick Drake, Divine Comedy, High Llamas, ... The full album evoking to Gianfranco Marmoro some "Enchanting echoing miniatures gently perverse as marshmallows on the fire".
Review of Melody Cycle on MusicZine. [...] Un climat qui bénéficie d’un supplément d’âme anglo-saxon qu’on retrouve chez les folkeux irlandais et écossais d’une époque révolue. Mais également de mélodies allègres susceptibles de colorer votre imagination de collines verdoyantes sillonnées de murs en pierre sèche… Parfois, la musique de Jack and The ' évoque celle de Belle & Sebastian. Surtout quand elle est enrobée de chœurs. [...]
[...] It is a hugely impressive collection of songs that work very effectively together but equally as well in isolation. Eighteen songs and only one over three minutes may also help you to frame it. 'Paper Dance 2' is the best opening track to an album I have heard in a long time, it is a beautifully crafted introduction to this 'suite' of songs. Thankfully this artist (Julien Lonchamp) has the talent to back up his intro with the classic weekend pop of 'Talking Loud' and so it goes on. [...]