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Delusion Squared

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3.84 | 47 ratings | 5 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Devolution (7:15)
2. An Ominous Way Down (7:24)
3. Necessary Evil (5:23)
4. Walls and Protection (4:31)
5. To This Day (5:56)
6. Under Control (5:16)
7. Heirs of Time (5:31)
8. The Promised Land (6:21)
9. Original Sin (5:48)
10. The Great Leap (5:30)
11. Prayer (6:19)

Total Time 65:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Francis / lead vocals, guitars, drums, programming
- Emmanuel de Saint Méen / keyboards, bass, backing vocals

- Emilie De Neef / flute, backing vocals
- Robert McClung / vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Dalibor Saratlija

CD self released (2018, Europe)

Digital album

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DELUSION SQUARED Anthropocene ratings distribution

(47 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(49%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

DELUSION SQUARED Anthropocene reviews

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars French band DELUSION SQUARED was formed back in 2009, and in their initial phase as a trio they released three concept albums that was met with quite a bit of positive acclaim. Following a few years of silence the band is back this year as a duo with a new album, "Anthropocene". Like their previous CDs it was self released by the band.

Fairly gentle, atmospheric laden progressive rock is what Delusion Squared provides us with on their fourth studio album "Anthropocene", a production that carries some similarities to the gentler sides of Porcupine Tree first and foremost, and otherwise crafts out it's own nice, little niche in the more atmospheric laden parts of the progressive rock universe. One to seek out by those who favor Mr. Wilson when in a gentle mood, and has a desire to encounter more music made with a similar rather than exact manner.

Review by kev rowland
4 stars It is always nice to be contacted by a band through PA, as not only am I always pleased when a band is making an effort to get their music out there, but if they have contacted me then it means that they have read at least some of my reviews and feel that I may enjoy their music. That is definitely the case here, as Emmanuel de Saint M'en (bass, keyboards & backing vocals) thought that I would be interested in the fourth full-length album from him and Steven Francis (guitars, vocals, drums & additional programming), who go under the name Delusion Squared. Apparently the French band was formed in 2009, but this is the first time I have come across their wonderfully delicate take on prog rock.

The whole approach is that of gentleness, harmony, beauty and fragility. This isn't music to be amplified into the school, making its way in by force, but instead looks for the breaks in the psyche as it moves into the brain and gently takes up residence. Both melodic and crafted, this is crossover prog at its best, bringing together Alan Parsons Project, No Man, the softer side of Porcupine Tree together with harmonies that one might better expect from the likes of Simon & Garfunkel. There are rock guitars, but they are there to provide just the right amount of dynamics. Overall, It is light, and a quite different approach to much of the music that is currently in the scene. This album is one that can be played repeatedly, and each time the listener will sit there with a smile on their face. At least I did.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Review # 87. If I want to be honest, I must say that I had no idea about this band 'till a week ago. Then I saw their album climbing at the Prog Archive's album charts and I became curious to learn more about them. I can't compare this album with any of their previous works, because I don't ... (read more)

Report this review (#1932261) | Posted by The Jester | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Delusion Squared is a cross prog music trio from France. Founded in 2009, it has some metallic and eclectic shakes. In simple terms it is a fusion. The first special project was the 2010 "Delusion Squared" with some science fiction elements, and their team name "Delusion Squared" is also appropriate ... (read more)

Report this review (#1913967) | Posted by Hector1966 | Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Delusion Squared is a trio of cross trio from France. Founded in 2009, it has some metallic and eclectic shakes. In simple terms it is a fusion. The first special project was the 2010 "Delusion Squared" with some science fiction elements, and Their team name "Delusion Square" is also appropriate. Th ... (read more)

Report this review (#1913054) | Posted by mitarai_panda | Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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