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Primitive Instinct



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3 stars Primitive Instinct hail from Maidstone, Kent, led by the main figure of Nick Sheridan on guitars/vocals, who gathered the team of Andy Quinnel on keyboards, Richard Culham on, Billy Geddes on bass and Nick Brown on guitars in 1987.They had a cult following at the South-East British coast, producing four demo tapes, in order of release ''A primitive instinct'', ''Once round your ear'', ''On a rainy night'' and ''Into the ocean''.In 1990 Geedes and Brown leave the band and new bassist Pic Hayes enters the scene.1994 sees the band securing a deal with Cyclops (third ever release by the label), the track ''Slaves'' made it to the ''Cyclops sampler'' and Primitive Instinct release their debut ''Floating tangibility'', recorded at the Red Studios in Wouldham, Kent.

Primitive Instinct is a classic act within the borders of British-styled Neo Prog, but their sparse releases made them an under-the-radar Prog band.In ''Floating tangibility'' they had chosen to play a melodic Progressive Rock akin to early PENDRAGON, ABEL GANZ and THIRD QUADRANT, focusing on distorted guitars, incredible vocals, instant melodies and less bombastic tunes, even if some amounts of pure energy are also present.With a very solid songwriting, some dramatic lyricism and a very balanced sound they manage to catch the listener's attention through pompous textures, accesible passages, memorable choruses and great guitar work with CAMEL and PINK FLOYD touches.Do not expect any impressive acrobatics or furious interplays.Good thing is Sheridan and his teammates play along their strengths, which are the very compact instrumental work, the creation of atmospheric soundscapes and the advantage of having a gifted singer like Nick Sheridan.Tracks swirl around typical 80's moods with smooth guitar moves and happy melodies to more grandiose pieces with a pronounced keyboard work and a richer style in general.Each of the tracks though is pretty great with tight executions and striking melodies.

Standard but very well-played Neo Prog.Produced for all fans of the style and music lovers taking their early steps into the Prog Rock world.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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