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This is very good, instrumentals are excellent, this song rocks. Vocals are exceptional. For a start up this is one hell of a beginning well done
"130 Days" by Yellow Jumps Twice is an alternative rock album influenced mainly by Brit rock. This album contains a nice mix of acoustic and electric songs, and hint toward British glam at times too. There is a power and energy behind the sound, with harmonized choruses and ringy guitars. One stand out track is "Let you Go", a rock anthem with a nice build and dark lyrics. "Softly" opens with a cool megaphone effect on the vocals and twists into a longingly passionate rocker. "The Rainy Season" features a beautiful piano progression, strings and emotion-filled lyrics. Fans of Oasis and David Bowie will surely enjoy this one.
Nice track indeed for a 'new' start. It has all the pop elements, catchy hooks, driving beat etc., last but not least, good vocals by Sabine. Cheers / Mike
I would say you're on to something but I think you may already know that. This has a great feel and rhythm to it. Sabine has a superb voice, very smooth. I hope to find more like this on your page,
Du bist echt ein Teufel Sebastian ;).. nein, ernsthaft, was du hier ganz alleine zauberst, überzeugt mich wieder mal komplett.
Klasse Instrumente, toller Gesang und ein Produktion, die aus meiner Sicht, keine Wünsche offen lässt.
Songstruktur und Arrangement gefallen mir auch richtig gut, das geht ins Ohr, wird aber nicht sofort langweilig, genau so wie ein Song sein muss.
Von mir ohne Einschränkung 5* und als kleines Bonbon und weil ich der Meinung bin der Song hat es verdient, noch einen HdT drauf.
Robert Lindl about "Something Wrong" (Jan 25, 2009)
Man, right from the opening strumming and melody this song totally grabs you. Very well the written. I loved the solo section. I could listen to this track over and over again. (heck, I think I will)
Cheers - DG
Die ausdrucksvolle und sehr charakteristische Stimme nimmt von der ersten Sekunde an für sich ein. Und auch musikalisch weiß dieser Track auf ganzer Linie zu überzeugen. Eine eingängige Melodie, sehr schöne, teilweise überraschende Harmonien und die Britpop-Garagenband-Attitüde machen dieses Stück zu einem Song, dem man sehr gerne zuhört. Bravo!
Gagosian Liga about "Have I Been A Fool" (Jan 25, 2009)
hmmmmmmmmm!?!?!?! I'm reading the reviews as this being a "new start"......hmmm? Well?? I guess, it's my fault for not being around as much as I used to.....and not knowing the story. SO!!! I'll say......It sure sounds GREAT to me. Sabine? A new vocalist? She sure sounds strong and the song fits her well. The song does have a catchy theme throughout.....and it is an uplifting beat. Great Job!!!
Rob
This has an imaginative backing. Love the guitar work. Vocals are excellent with a powerful delivery. Great track and an excellent piece to listen to well done
Some say Yellow Jumps Twice are the revelation regarding British orientated guitar music – for the others it’s just nice music to listen to on the side. But the songs of Sebastian Teufel who founded YJ2 early 2000 and who recorded the latest album nearly on his own are composed and polished right down to the smallest detail.
After a short time it’s obvious that here’s no would-be at work but an adult musician who knows how his music has to sound like.

Every now and then it’s emphasized that although it’s from Germany this music sounds so “real” - an antiquated train of thoughts. For music that is so international it’s indifferent where it’s coming from. Particularly the distribution by the internet knows no borders anyway. The success of the band on many music platforms speaks for itself and the recognition first goes to the abilities of the person behind the songs. Sebastian Teufel holds the reins of the band. He just uses some guest musicians for his recordings. Just for playing on stage he found three comrades-in-arms that completely trust in his output. Ulli Teufel – drums & vocals, Silke Thomas – bass & vocals, Harald Gritschke – guitars & vocals and Sebastian teufel – vocals & guitars – this is YJ2 on stage!

I feel sympathy for such a kind of leadership (as long as it is creating constructive things), because they always have great minds inside and the courage to show and give it to the world. I’m very proud that one of these persons is just living in the maingold area so that I can write about him and his music.

But now for the album: “Whatever happened To…” was released by the English label called “GetMeMusic” in February 2004. It’s a “real” CD – not a self-made demo version. The album is opened by a mystic-hot intro that sounds backwards and you’re going to expect something threatening. But it’s Britpop! Or should I call it Guitar Rock with the soul of a singer-songwriter? Songs like the ethnic-psychedelic “The Turning Of The Sheets”, the rather straight “Stepping Stones” or “Revenge Is Comin’ Closer” are surely known from the maingold.com charts. But especially the latter is an perfect “earwig” to start the album. It’s dirty-distorted guitar sound in the refrain and a discreet and dark sound of the strings give a unique deepness to the main parts.

Every time I listen to the refrain of “Moths Keep Flying” it reminds me of “Fisher Z” or the later solo works of John Watts. And did you ever notice the vocal harmonies during the refrain of “Take Her Home”? With these sounds in my ears I went to bed and woke up again the next morning. And then “My Little World” – a real rocker! Richness of diversion is not excluding the phenomenon of recognition.

Is there any better description for a song like “A Hundred Miles Away” where it says: “A quiet one – but it will take you home”? This is the description of this song on the website of the British label “GetMeMusic”. Also mentioned are expressions like “oasisastic” or “beatlesque”. Of course – “King Of The World” could have been written by John Lennon as well. “Yahoo-music” called the band “…a real alternative to the “Beatles-pinching” of Oasis…”. But as we all know among some others YJ2 is refering to Oasis too.

This album turned out very well – with absolutely no mistakes or bad moments it would be no disappointment for everyone who likes this style of music to let it rotate in his CD player. Quite the reverse: I’m regular addicted to this unique pearls of songs that doesn’t bore me even after the umpteenth time of listening. I would be very pleased to hear some more from Yellow Jumps Twice in the near and distant future.
Cartsen Olbrich - Maingold Review about "Whatever Happened To..."
Really great song. Excellent on every level. Interesting changes and just a really cool flow to it. Great work
RW about "Rising" - (Oct 21, 2009)
Your chord progressions on this tune are soothing and stimulating at the same time. Your lyrics are touching and there are some beautiful phrases here. The arrangement is lovely, but not wimpy. The counterpoint guitar embellishes the track just enough at the start to pull the listener in and never gets in the way of the song. The string parts are subtle and carry the song into greater harmonic depth without being obtrusive. Drums entering on the title phrase let the song really lift off. Very good use of a sonic palette, with the echoed electric guitar adding the element that pushes the emotions over the top. The recording is perfect and the mix very well balanced. You have a compelling character in your voice, the quality that makes a singer repeatedly listenable. Toward the latter half of the song, your performance loses some of its intimacy, becoming more strident. All the performances on your track are top notch. The acoustic guitars are in perfect counterpoint. The other instruments are understated and still flush at the same time, revealing an excellent ear for arranging. The balance in the mix leaves each part in exactly the correct perspective to the rest of the track. While there's nothing particularly original about the music or even the lyric, you have fulfilled the musical and lyric objectives of the song very well.
- MakeAStar about "Stranger In My Car" (Sep 17, 2008)
Nice Job on this ,,,,good vocals....thanks gary
Gary about "Rising" - (Oct 21, 2009)
It's official - I love your lyrics

A pop song is crap without good lyrics, and pop songs with good lyrics are hard to come by. You guys definitely have an affinity for writing insightful lyricis that paint cool pictures.
rodman1971 about "King Of The World" 5/6/2005
This is a quality piece of music, the mix is excellent. Music is well played and the vocals have real power and depth. Great song well done
Love the guitar tracks on this. Intricate and introspective, perfect match for the lyrics. The entire piece just opens up into a WIDE sound. The lead vocalist is fantastic, very appealing. Excellent track! Love all the guitar work on it alot.
Very good.

I remember hearing this band back on Soundclick and was impressed then.
This song continues the excellent trend.
Beautifuly written and constructed.
The many layered voices,are top notch.
The musicianship is flawless.
Production crystal clear.
A most excellent song.
Nigel.
terentek about "Breathe" 5/4/2005
Absolutely great... as usual

I absolutely dig this band. I had the enormous privilege to see them acting live, and even to mak ea duet with Sebastian. They are an amazing set, both live and as friends and people. The production is so clean, sounds so professional. I wish I could count with Seb guitars now and then (just pure jelousity). The best brit pop, made in Germany... what an interesting paradox.YOU ARE GREAT!
Priscilla Hernandez about "Breathe" 5/3/2005
Great Song

Intro is awesome. Production is on point. And it does make you think which is what today's music is lacking. You guys are awesome.
j-palm about "Cherish The Day" 5/17/2005
Impressive

What a thought provoking song this is.
Full of atmosphere, dark and yet uplifting in a strange kind of way.
Top production and very clever use of sound effects, I love the harmonies and the hook gets right inside your head.
One of the best.
Willy Jo Parker about "Cheris The Day" 5/17/2005
I liked it without trying...

I love the thick guitar sound. Then it lays back down into a cool groove. Nice dynamic build with the tune. I love the chorus hook. Very, very nice vocal harmony! Everything sound produced well. Did you do it yourself? Or a pro studio? Anyway, great job. I love your sound and I will be back for more!
thegankprojekt about "The More You Try" 5/13/2005
My Little World is Enough

I believe I reviewed this band several times at Besonic and I have never been disappointed with their energetic, creative material. This track is no exception and features straight ahead crunch guitar, with a swirling solo in the middle. The rhythm section is spot on and the all the vocals are first rate, particularly on the chorus that reminded me of a song by The Hoodoo Gurus.
Phillip E. Hardy about "My Little World" 4/29/2005
STRONG intro....

Your vocals come across with POWER, & the "build" is perfect!
I really like the harmonizations you're doing here, clearly got HEAVY talent!
I can see this tune as being the kick-off for a resurgence of the types of bands I used to listen to in the late '60's & early '70's.
I give this one a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for fans of the genre, and any OTHER folks who dig well-done music!
rotcod about "Fake It No More" 2/20/2005
...on your head!!!!

This like getting slugged with a sonic baseball bat. Great drive. Rock is alive. All around great playing. Solid performance.
gtrfreek about "My Little World" 2/12/2005
"King of the World" gets crowned again

The Beatles are back and reigning once again.
If this is pop, it is very strong pop. Lyrics that mean something are delivered with that same sense of importance.
Great musicianship and very solid vocals - all recorded and mixed to near perfection.
LEXZ about "King Of The World" 1/24/2005
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