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PERPETUALLY UNDER IDLE GROUNDS

Lazleitt

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3.78 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude (1:12)
2. A Furtive Shelter (21:14)
I. Through The Glass Darkly
II. Wonderland
III. Take Your Darkness Somewhere Else
IV. Babylonian Dreams
V. Perpetually Lost
VI. Inside A Paper Bag
VII. Revolutions Of The Heavenly Spheres
VIII. Under Idle Grounds
IX. Through The Glass Darkly (reprise)
3. Gallows Hill Dossier 1: Grace Sherwood (5:00)
4. Gallows Hill Dossier 2: Bridget Bishop (6:36)
5. The Owl And The Blue Rose (8:11)
I. Shadow And Light
II. Walking In Through The Curtain
III. Epilogue

Total Time 42:13

Line-up / Musicians


- Alex Lazcano / Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
- Eric Gillette / Drums & Lead Guitar
- Liz Tapia / Vocals
- Carlos Hernandez / Lead Guitar
- David Knowles / Keyboards

Releases information

Self-released on July 26, 2019

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LAZLEITT Perpetually Under Idle Grounds ratings distribution


3.78
(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
22%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
44%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Reviewer
4 stars Although the debut Lazleitt album only came out in 2018, Alex Lazcano was back with another the following year, and already there had been some changes, the biggest of which was that drummer Jorge Cortes Cuyas was no longer involved. Given that the interaction between Alex and Jorge had been a major part of the sound on the debut I was intrigued to see what had happened to the music. Alex is of course still providing guitars, bass, keyboards, piano and vocals, and Eric Gillette (The Neal Morse Band) is back again but this time not only is he providing lead guitar but drums as well. No flute on this album, but Alex brought in none other than Liz Tapia (Dark Beauty) to provide backing vocals as well as some lead which provides some different vocal sounds, while David Knowles (The Swan Chorus) is on additional keyboards and Carlos Hernandez (Tree of Life Project) also provides some lead guitar.

The result is an album which is both heavily related to and a step change from the debut. There is much more in the way of keyboards and guitars, and while the drums are still powerful it is in a totally different matter to the original, which means there is less of a rhythmic foundation. The vocals and top line melodies are more important on this release, with keyboards far more prevalent and layered. Liz has a wonderful voice, and is able to adjust to what is needed, and here her part is that of a band player as opposed to being out front, and she provides the perfect foil to Alex. Again, there are many instrumental passages, and while Alex still has that chunky bass sound the ear is drawn far more to the front melodies

This is commercial progressive rock with a lighter sound, but don't let that mislead you into discarding this as not being worthy: there are times when it is almost reminiscent of Les Holroyd's songs in BJH, but with more of the John Lees backing combined with Geddy. Given that in many ways this is quite different to the debut I look forward to seeing what the next one will bring, and let's hope it's soon.

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4 stars Lazleitt is the creation of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Alex Lazcano. This is the second full blown project under the Lazleitt moniker entitled 'Perpetually under Idle Grounds, which follows 2018's On the Brink. Joining Alex Lazcano (on Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Piano & ... (read more)

Report this review (#2239957) | Posted by thesimilitudeofprog | Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I was given an advance review copy of this album. Meticulously composed and constructed symphonic/neo-progressive music Put on your thinking cap: If there's one thing I've learned about Alex Lazcano, the brains behind Lazleitt's sophomore release (July 26, 2019)- his head is full of prett ... (read more)

Report this review (#2237978) | Posted by Steve Conrad | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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