The Transporter Series: Numero Uno
By Peter Dent
JigSaw Music is an independent NZ label whose eclectic roster includes the 11 artists featured on 'Numero Uno'. These are: Brutally Frank, Prolepis, Redline, Goon, Dead for a Day, Alouysius, Agent, Fuser, Upraw, International Flannel and Mars. In general, the tracks cover the entire gambit of this thing we call rock. Nu metal (obviously inspired by groups like Linkin Park) sit alongside fun, catchy rock'n'roll, which sits alongside death metal... you get the picture. It's good, well produced and it sounds to me like all the acts have a pretty bright future ahead! Each band has their own strong musical direction and obvious self-belief which is excellent to hear. More info in the cover would have been beneficial and something more professional than a CD-R would have been better also. Still, it's the music that counts, and the music is great. Keep an eye on these artists, and their exciting record label.