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3.82 | 45 ratings

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3 stars In early 2009 Tune were born in the city of Lodz, Poland by guitarist Adam Hajzer and bassist Leszek Swoboda.They later added Janusz Kowalski on accordion/keyboards, Wiktor Pogoda on drums and Jakub Krupski-Maria on vocals in an attempt to make fresh and original rock music.With a wide range of influences they debuted in 2011 with the self-produced CD ''Lucid moments'', recorded in Lodz and mastered by Robert Hadley in Los Angeles.It's a concept album, where the central hero Michael struggles to be happy in real world and prefers to fall into lethargy, following the painful moments, when he wakes up and has to face again the harsh reality.

Conceptwise the album is trully deep and emotional, coming in need of a strong lyrical background, which Tune achieved with the display of different moods and the clean, expressive voice of Jakub Krupski-Maria.Soundwise they are a bit far from the typical Polish bands, their sound is a hybrid of Heavy/Post Rock and intense Art Rock with no particular instrumental flexibility, based more on the impressive atmospheres and the changing lyrical moods.One thing that makes the group pretty original is the use of accordion, which comes as a great entry into their world of lyrical soundscapes.The music can be pretty heavy, minimalistic and laid-back, depending on the track following the concept, with many breaks from dynamic rhythm guitars to calm textures with the accordion in evidence.PORCUPINE TREE, compatriots RIVERSIDE and PINK FLIYD are the closest reference points, although Tune have definitely a style of their own.The result is pretty charming and highly artistic, I would just prefer a tendency towards more melodic themes throughout the process.But even without them, ''Lucid moments'' keeps a good level of musicianship, swirling around atonal guitar scratches, pounding grooves and dreamy tunes.

Lyrical, modern Art Rock with some progressive vibes.Excellent use of accordion as a first-role instrument and beautiful vocals.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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