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Adrian Belew


Eclectic Prog

3.50 | 47 ratings

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3 stars My old records with Belew was all very diffrent in style, Lone Rhino, Desire cought by the Tail, and Young Lions. So i had no idear what to expect from this. Especialy because 15 year have gone by where i havent listened to anything from Belew, besides what he done with King Crimson.

Turns out this album is as diffrent from the other 3, as they were from each other. Side Two is allmost purely an Electronic album. Showing clearly the experimental side of Belew's music, and not to much the Guitarist. The Electronics are offcourse spiced up with Belews guitars, accustic as well as electric, There are vocals here and there, often very well fittet into the consept. But the album comes out mostly as a Progressive Electronic experiment. Pretty far away from the Rhino album and the very tame/lame Young Lions. Some connections to "Desire Cought By The Tail" are evident, but infact closer related to something from Eno's "Nerve Net" or David Byrnes "The Cathrine Wheel".

So do i like this : Yes, infact i do. Its pretty well made.

But there are downsides as well. Strangely what i find most uninspired is the Guitar's, where the hole experiment is interesting, and the album clues together fine, often the guitars seem to be the most uninteresting part of the album. Sometimes i even find myself thinking, that the track would be lot better without the guitar solo.

Still all in all it deserves 3 stars, im sure this is an album i will listen to a lot in the future. I like the fact that its so experimental, without leaving me with this well known feeling of boredom, i often gets from experimental records. I better go look up the other two albums in the triologi.

tamijo | 3/5 |


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