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James Sudakow


Eclectic Prog

2.33 | 3 ratings

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3 stars Intriguing debut release by this US artist.

The violin is the main instrument on this production, and Sudakow is utilize this instrument in a skilled and intelligent manner. Lush, melodic and even careful and fragile violin passages pop up now and then; but just as often wild, frenzied and highly distorted sounds are forced out of the electric violin. Often it's hard to tell that it's a violin playing; and you'd swear it's an electric guitar there instead.

The styles explored are of a varied nature; opening with the space and industrial tinged composition Black and then leaving this landscape behind for explorations closer to the realms of fusion and psychedelic rock. Final track Blue approach the style and sound explored in the opening tune, taking this creation full circle so to speak.

Personally I found the songs as such to be somewhat of a mixed bag; and slightly too long overall; but there's lots of talent and energy displayed here and fans of electric violin utilized in instrumental progressive rock would want to check this out; especially if psychedelic tinged music is of interest.

Windhawk | 3/5 |


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