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Fovea Hex


Progressive Electronic

4.86 | 3 ratings

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5 stars Lucky us Prog Electronic followers.

"Fovea Hex" a.k.a. Clodagh Simonds (with Laura Sheeran on supporting vocals) an Irish experimental project band is a very well kept secret, so it seems, here in PA. So lucky us electronic enthusiasts this project/band was set here in this prog category.

Anyway, quiet strange that this Fovea Hex "Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent", 2010, a compilation consisting of three earlier individual EPs "Bloom"-2005, "Huge",-2006 and "Allure"-2007, which were put up in a single cd and adapted time wise, has gone unnoticed.

Strange because it features top of the game guests in this prog universe. Therefore to push this crossover/electronic project into any kind of thirsty prog throat, I, inevitably, will reveal the list of honorable guests. Michael Begg, Carter Burwell, Roger Doyle, Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, Percy Jones, Cora Venus Lunny, Donal Lunny, Andrew Mckenzie, Sarah McQuaid, Hugh O'Neill, Colin Potter, Lydia Sasse and this page's prodigal son Steven Wilson. How is that for a party?

Music wise, as I mentioned, this is just too ethereal, cosmic, obscure and experimental to be called folk even prog's one, unless we are talking about an alternate habitable planet somewhere in a parallel universe where there is a folk/band from a place named surprisingly also Ireland.

If I really need to mention that this release is not just flawless and ground breaking music composition wise, but that involving not only extraordinary musicians, some of them are also 1st class high tech sound engineers, as you will obviously have deducted from this master musicians guest list, therefore it sounds like a sound engineer's heaven.

*****5 PA stars, at least!

admireArt | 5/5 |


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