Sometimes, technical dexterity and a virtuous striving for perfection don't always necessarily endeavour to produce the most pleasurable of experiences. Bearing that in mind, it makes a record such as 'One Armed Bandit' extremely difficult to listen to even in the most comfortable of environments whilst making it equally as painstaking to harbour criticism on its protagonists either. Jaga Jazzist, you see, are something of an elite force when it comes to creating music. To call them anything short of proficient would be a massive injustice, as there complex arrangements and diverse assemblages come across as being labours of practiced perfectionists. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine a group so conscientious to their art as this lowering themselves to producing anything that conjures up ideas of pleasure or entertainment in mass consumption.
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