Usually, Three Fish is viewed as the side project of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, but it's more accurate to view it as a collaboration between three musicians, spearheaded by South African singer/songwriter Robbie Robb. He has a distinctive style, typified by a yearning, searching mysticism in both his lyrics and music. It's apparent in the long, spacy jams or the surging blasts of anthemic rock. Everything on The Quiet Table -- an album allegedly inspired by a trip to Egypt -- has a bit of a mystical vibe, and while it can seem a little turgid at times, it's an ambitious project that often pays off in intriguing songs and evocative sonic textures.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine