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The Lens



3.67 | 69 ratings

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4 stars Finally the story of this short lived chronicle in IQ's past has been answered ! I was always wishing I had heard The LENS' (the pre-cursor to IQ) music and now with "A Word In Your Eye" the world can hear how it all started. This CD is pure instrumental magic with some great leading instrumental space'ish keyboards (Martin Orford) , clean precision drumming (Paul Cook) and solid guitar and bass throughout (Michael Holmes). In many ways (and no big surprise) it sounds like the instrumental passages of IQ with what I may suggest includes a trace of a modern TANGERINE DREAM influence. In certain songs you can actually hear where IQ lifted portions out of this material in making their early albums "The Wake" and "Tales From The Lush Attic". Although it would have been kind of fun to have heard the original late 70's/80's version of these songs I must admit my appreciation for the quality of the recording and modern output. A truly amazing album with some simply enduring instrumental songs.
loserboy | 4/5 |


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