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LUCID MOMENTS

Tune

 

Crossover Prog

3.82 | 45 ratings

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Muskrat
5 stars Original, beautiful and talented.

For someone like me who doesn't appreciate modern prog, the discovery in 2011 of 'Lucid Moments' was a real crush. Almost ten years have passed and I am still so enthusiastic. Tune's music still gives me goosebumps!

Yes, I know: PogArchives doesn't like to be given five stars lightly. But there, what do you want, I have no choice: "Lucid Moments" is certainly a unique piece in the history of prog. Am I exaggerating? So little !

As others have noted before me, what makes the originality of this record is the omnipresence of the Kowalski accordion. This instrument is of rather rare use in the prog, even if one could already hear it in some groups like Baccamarte, or more recently Beardfish. So why make such a big deal out of it? It's that this guy (Kowalski) is literally possessed. From the start, we hear him beating the tempo: tatata, tatata, tatata. Absolutely enjoyable. From time to time, he takes center stage like on the intro of 'Cabin Fever' but most of the time he stays behind, takes the place of the keyboards and sets the tempo. So on this album, there is no moog, no piano, no mellotron, no synth of any kind, except on the last two tracks ("Marquerade" and "Dr Freeman)".

But enough said about this accordionist because the guitarist is also very astonishing. His playing is original (listen to the intro of 'Repose'), often supported by a more than honorable bass like on 'Dimensions': a guitar / bass / accordion trio where we touch the sublime! To top it off, singer Krupski has nothing to envy to some famous voices, like Rob Sowden for example. He is very comfortable in all registers and slips us whispers, laughter, narration or howls as if nothing had happened. Finally, the mixing and the production are very correct, each instrument is perfectly distinguished. I who hate magmatic porridge, I am delighted.

Would I tire of listening to this masterpiece? Not yet.

Muskrat | 5/5 |

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