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Redshift Redshift IX - Last album cover
4.04 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tormentor (16:32)
2. Nightshift (4:16)
3. Last (10:56)
4. Long Way Out (3:40)
5. Damage (19:58)
6. Torn (10:22)

Total Time 65:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Boddy / electric piano, synthesisers, software, sampler
- Julian Shreeve / synthesisers, sequencer, electric guitar, sampler
- Mark Shreeve / synthesisers, sequencers, sampler, effects

Releases information

Recorded live at the Hampshire Jan 5 festival in the U.K. on 21 October 2006

Thanks to Russellk; Atkingani for the addition
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REDSHIFT Redshift IX - Last ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by russellk
4 stars There's something ominous in this live album's title, sort of like PINK FLOYD's 'The Final Cut'. Their last album? On the evidence presented here, I hope not.

'Tormentor' is exactly as advertised, a house of horrors to chill the blood. Discordant synths and liquid percussion suggest dark corridors, and the faint shrieks reinforce the message. The sequencer introduces a hypnotic, repetitive motif after 5:30, drawing us into a splendidly powerful section at the 12 minute mark. Very convincing, this. Right up there with anything TANGERINE DREAM ever manufactured. Why not make 'soulless' electronic music as disturbing and unsettling as this? After a dark segue, the title track tinkles into life without quite the purpose one would hope. It does build gradually, its timbre generally more upbeat than the first two tracks, though still with some discordant elements. To my mind it's the weakest track on the album, but still an enjoyable listen.

A short segue and on to the album's premier track. 'Damage' is just superb, a multi-faceted beast deserving of a far wider audience than it will get. Oddly, there's a final track after the well-deserved audience applause. An encore, perhaps? Nice enough, but it detracts from the impact 'Damage' has as an album closer.

Fans of electronic music really ought to hunt this and its predecessor 'Toll' out and give them both a listen. They offer sophistication, drama and genuinely excellent musical moments. REDSHIFT's 'last' album? My fingers are crossed they make many more of this calibre.

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