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FOCAL POINT

Paul Cusick

 

Crossover Prog

3.34 | 32 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars First of all I got to tanks to PA for having the oportunity to listen and having this CD with Paul Cusick in my collection andd second I won this album Focal point from 2009 on monthly gifts giveaway last year , I guess in october, since then I gived 2-3 spins, puted on my shelf for when I'm ready to aproach it. Now is the time for a decend review. Never heared about this musician, only from other reviews from here, but I was pleasently surprised about this album - Focal point release at Q Rock recods last year. I lso know that Paul Cusick is british multi instrumentalist, a thing that on this album is shown clearly, he plays at all instruments + vocals , but minus the drums sections made by Alex Cromarty but also as guest is the drumer from IQ - Andy Edwards. The music to my ears is something between on more mellower parts with Pink Floyd (The wall era), some Porcupine Tree moments here and thre and some psychedelic arrangements aswell. Not bad really, when I saw that the similarities are with PT, I was kinda full back from listning to this album, I'm no fan of their music and anything releated to them I considered not for me. Bu to my surprise this was good listen from capo al fine. I like the atmosphere of the album, the vocal parts on some passages reminds me aswell with Devin Townsend, little distorted, but ok in the end like on Everblue for ex. All pieces are ok, nothing bad here, all are mid tempo more rely on spacey guitars and background keyboards. I also like very much the sound of the drums, really well mixed and with full -fat sound. Anyway I liked this album, nothing really impressive, but pleasen, one of the exceptions from this kind of style that gives me some good impressions at the end of the album. So a good album that desearves 3 stars, but from my side no more then that. I have to tanks to Mr. Paul Cusick for kind words from the post card with the album cover and for his signature, recived together with the album.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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