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PHIDEAUX Xavier - Born 14/01/1963 (Hastings-on-Hudson, NYC, USA)

PHIDEAUX is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, employing the drumming of Rich Hutchins, producer Gabriel Moffat and a revolving cast of supporting musicians. He has released several progressive/psychadelic inspired albums since 2003 and includes Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator, and early Genesis (among many others) as influences.

The first proper album was "Fiendish", which introduced the folky, psychadelic sound of PHIDEAUX. "Ghost Story" mostly consists of material from a previous musical collaboration in the 90s called Satyricon (with Rich Hutchins). "Chupacabras" might be the first album that prog fans lean towards, with the 20+ minute "epic" title track highlighting the album. "313" was an album-in-a-day project that took shape with one day of basic writing and recording, then fleshed out over the course of the next year. Probably the most significant music achievement so far, "The Great Leap" is the first album in a three part trilogy concerning "life in a dystopic eclogically disintegrating world"... but don't let the topic fool you, PHIDEAUX's music at heart is addictive, fun, deep, and compelling all at the same time, with memorable melodies and finely crafted arrangements that represent songwriting at it's finest. Present are some of the prog rock staples in the use of synths, Hammond organ, mellotrons, and other interesting instrumental contributions, as well as multi-section, evolving pieces of music... but rather than rehashing prog cliches or focusing on technical acrobatics, PHIDEAUX's music truly offers something creative and refreshing.

All these albums are consistently great and are very highly recommended for those who love the subtle, folkier, psychadelic side of prog rock with an emphasis on melodic songwriting. This music has a unqiue magic that doesn't come around very often.

Phideaux is a band born of several lifelong friendships and a mutual appreciation of progressive rock. We are refugees from a time when rock and roll was counter-cultural and have come together to mine a dark vein of music steeped with mellotrons, violins and vintage keyboards. We love power chords, tricky time signatures and intricate harmonies, but always there are melodies to be hummed and riffs to invade your mind.

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PHIDEAUX top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

1.77 | 48 ratings
Phideaux Xavier: Friction
1992
3.14 | 117 ratings
Fiendish
2003
3.65 | 168 ratings
Ghost Story
2004
3.88 | 253 ratings
Chupacabras
2005
3.46 | 142 ratings
313
2006
3.26 | 205 ratings
The Great Leap
2006
4.22 | 911 ratings
Doomsday Afternoon
2007
4.02 | 523 ratings
Number Seven
2009
4.19 | 781 ratings
Snowtorch
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
Infernal
2018

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PHIDEAUX Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.84 | 36 ratings
Tempest of Mutiny
2010
3.74 | 37 ratings
Strange Cloud
2010
4.13 | 48 ratings
Phideaux & Mogon Promotional Issue
2012
3.94 | 16 ratings
We Only Have Eyes for You
2018

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 Snowtorch by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.19 | 781 ratings

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Snowtorch
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

5 stars 2011 saw Phideaux return with his eighth album, consisting of two epics and a couple of smaller numbers. This 45-minute-long album has taken everything that was in 'Number Seven' and has somehow then improved on it, providing music that has a stronger density, power and edge than what was there before. The dynamics and contrast between different elements are even stronger than before, the use of piano is inspired (and you can also never go wrong with a nice Mellotron), and his own vocals are perfect against the female foils. Yet again this is an album that is very dated in many ways, and totally up to date in others. I smiled when I saw that one of the subsections of the epic "Snowtorch ? Part One" was called "Fox on the Rocks", guaranteed to get interest from any classic proghead before they even listen to the music!

Themes come and go, repeated or extended, and there are times when the music moves into the realms of film scores, as is often the case with Karda Estra, and others where it is far more direct. There is a great deal of atmosphere within the music, and he resists the urge to provide punch guitar while long-term musical partner Richard Hutchins (drums) has long passages where his contribution is by not playing anything at all! I would surmise that "Snowtorch" the song was originally created and devised on piano, such is the prevalence of that instrument throughout, with other arrangements and instruments then added on top. I have noticed when reading reviews that somehow this album has polarised a few people who can't see what all the fuss is about, while many others rave about its being one of the best album of that year. I have never been one to fall in with the crowd, and have had my share of comments where people have been diametrically opposed to my opinions, but this time I am actually going to fall in with the consensus as this truly is a wonderful album, one that will be enjoyed the very first time it is played, and only grows in stature the more time that can be spent with it. "Number Seven" is a great album, but somehow this takes Phideaux and his band to a different level. It has stacks of Seventies influences, but this is a modern sounding album which is a sheer delight from beginning to end.

 Number Seven by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.02 | 523 ratings

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Number Seven
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

4 stars It probably comes as no surprise to anyone, given the title, that is the seventh album from Phideaux Xavier (looks like everyone, Phideaux included, discounts his very first release some 11 years before the next, which was more a series of demos than an album). I have only just come across his work again, having not heard anything since 2007's 'Doomsday Afternoon', so this 2009 album is for me a 'new' release and the first think that went through my mind when playing it was that I had actually forgotten just how damn enjoyable his music is! He has again brought together a cast of musicians and singers to create an album that is incredibly layered, with lots going on, yet at all times is just so very easy to listen to indeed.

The use of different instruments to repeat musical motifs is inspired, while bringing in sax and violin adds a real sense of richness to the palette. In many ways it is hard to work out where to begin with this, as there is just so much going on, and so many different influences being brought to bear in what is an incredibly complex and rich piece of work. Some of the more obvious are Greenslade, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd, Rick Wakeman and VDGG, but to be honest it is possible to point at lots of different progressive rock bands and say that they have had a part to play in the end result. But, the one thing they all have in common is that they were in their heyday in the Seventies, and in many ways that is where this album belongs. The songs are commercial and catchy, and while there is little in the way of bombastic swathes of music, there is the impression that the sheer refusal to settle into any one particular style or form is taking us back to when it never really used to matter. It is almost as if punk never happened an instead we have highly trained and adept musicians delivering music that can only be played by such, no three chord wonders here, while all the singers have a distinct part, whether they are taking the lead or providing harmonies.

As I write this, I see that according to ProgArchives this album is currently #22 in the 2009 charts, but to my mind this should be far nearer the top than that. This is a gorgeous well rounded release that has really reminded me of just how strong an artist Phideaux is, and I look forward to hearing more in the very near future!

 Snowtorch by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.19 | 781 ratings

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Snowtorch
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

4 stars Those of us who didn't learn about prog from our parents have probably given some thought to the music we would like to have played at our funeral, and may even have firm choices in this regard. But what of the apocalypse? What would we like to hear as we are disintegrating? I'll go a step further and say that I would like to be around the whole PHIDEAUX entourage at the end of days. Their ability to produce dramatic vaguely self deprecating prog tributes to planetary cataclysms is without peer. And it's that innate sense of humour which would come in handy when we can no longer laugh at ourselves. "Snowtorch" is another in a series of such paeans. As usual, the exact meanings are somewhat subjugated, but the culprit here might be global warming.

The album boasts an appealing and accessible structure. The two lengthy epics are more or less mirror images of each other, progressing from one well developed theme to another, with an appealing blend of symphonic keyboards, violin, lead guitars, and male and female vocals in the service of enjoyable melodies of moderate complexity. The delivery walks a tongue in cheek tightrope between classic prog gravitas and Broadway bombast. My favourite line among many is when one of the female singers gleefully warbles "I'm only here to spread some fear, I need you to know you will die, and not very nicely, surprise". Please take me now!

The remaining 2 tracks revisit themes on the suites. "Helix" belts out one of the better vocal parts in a slightly more drawn out fashion that accentuates, or perhaps fabricates, a bluesy lineage. The finale returns to one of the instrumental themes and re-brands it as something you might hear under the celestial "big top".

Another winner from PHIDEAUX, "Snowtorch" doesn't quite have enough ideas for a musical tsunami but its blend of the sublime and the ridiculous is easy to warm up to.

 Snowtorch by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.19 | 781 ratings

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Snowtorch
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
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5 stars Snowtorch is another impeccable feather in Phideaux's prog-rock cap, filled with artistry, lyricism, and a rousing energy that entertains from start to finish.

If you've never heard Xavier Phideaux's work, it's sort of a retro take on prog-rock blended with darkly moody folk, electronic, rock, and symphonic sounds. The end result is something that is both old and new and wonderful. It's genuinely engaging stuff, and Snowtorch continues this legacy excellently.

In general, this album is slightly heavier, darker, and more intense than the previous two (outstanding) albums. There's more edge to the guitar and less of the ambient moments that I so enjoyed on Doomsday Afternoon; however, this doesn't detract from the effect. In fact, the more intense guitars and raw vocals simply give us a new side of the same Phideaux.

The extended opening work begins mysteriously, moving in to an upbeat and tension-filled series dramatic melodies. Kennedy's bass guitar lines are smooth and powerful, while the keyboardists are upfront and dynamic. As usual, Xavier is joined by the feminine vocals of Gracious and Ruttan, who add a fantastic level of depth to grace to the music, which is ambitiously written. While not filled with standout instrumental solos or "wow" moments, the composition is complex and exciting. The song transitions into its second movement, which has exceptionally powerful guitar work, and then into a creative instrumental closing. What more could you ask for?

"Helix," the only short tune on the album, shows off more of Phideaux's outstanding writing; Snowtorch has some of his best lyrics yet. Crypitc, evocative, and yet somehow deeply resonant, the ladies' delivery is outstanding. The final half of the Snowtorch suite continues the combination of rousing, post-psychedelic-folk-symphonic-art- prog-rock (a new category here on the Archives?). There are countless moments to grab hold of and remember from this album.

Another tour-de-force by Phideaux, one leaving me simultaneously satisfied yet eagerly waiting for he and his band's next work. First rate prog-rock and highly recommended.

Songwriting: 5 - Instrumental Performances: 4 - Lyrics/Vocals: 5 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

 Snowtorch by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.19 | 781 ratings

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Snowtorch
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by RaelWV

4 stars I have a bone to pick with Phideaux, the Los Angeles-based band helmed by guitarist/vocalist/composer Phideaux Xavier. Almost everything they've released since 2006 are conceptual pieces that promise to be ongoing. Yet, rather than provide part three of the trilogy started with The Great Leap, they produced Number Seven. Instead of the promised a quick-on follow up to that one, called, creatively enough, 7 1/2, we get Snowtorch. Can't they follow through with anything?!?

OK, that's not really a bone I'm too prone to pick when the tangential results are as good as Snowtorch (and Number Seven, for that matter). Running just long enough to fit onto one side of a 90-minute cassette, Snowtorch is the band's most overtly proggy release to date. A good hunk of the two epics (parts one and two of the title track) are given over to extended instrumental workouts stretched over shifting meters and rhythms. But workouts are (or sound to be) carefully constructed passages, not just a clump of aimless jamming. Themes rise, fall, and appear again minutes later. This is what epic prog should be.

Lyrically, the album is as inscrutable as ever (at least to me ? I'm not very good a digging deep meaning out of things, as my high school English teachers), but we seem to be dealing with the origins of the Earth and life upon it. Shouldering that burden, vocally, is Xavier, of course, and his usual cohort of female vocalists. One of them (Valerie Gracious, I think) comes to the fore on "Helix," which acts as the meat in the "Snowtorch" sandwich. What common sense might say should be a calm port in the storm between the two halves of the epic instead booms out at you, thanks to the vocals.

One of the things that has always appealed to me about Phideaux's music is that it so often has a relentless sense of forward motion to it. I'm not talking about a drum beat rhythm (although that helps), but rather the rhythmic churning of the rest of the band that propels things forward. Snowtorch has that feel in spades, almost relentlessly pushing itself to the end of its 45 minutes. By the time we've reached the short instrumental finale (a sort of cooling off exercise), it's been one hell of a ride.

In the end, Snowtorch takes the Phideaux sound and cranks the proggy elements up to 11. Along the way, it's still full of the fantastic lush arrangements that make the band so fun to listen to again and again. Pick this one up ? it'll be one of the best of 2011.

 Phideaux & Mogon Promotional Issue by PHIDEAUX album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
4.13 | 48 ratings

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Phideaux & Mogon Promotional Issue
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by Jordan677778

4 stars I actually saw this on prog archives and dismissed it initially because I couldn't find it anywhere. Then later by accident I found it, digital only, on Phideaux's bandcamp site.

As someone else stated, it's not exactly fitting to give something that isn't an album a masterpiece rating, but this collection truly houses some amazing tracks and is nearly worthy of that rating. Tempest of Mutiny, Strange Cloud, and Out of the Angry Planet are all faster paced lively rock songs comparable in sound to some of the album Number 7. The two previously released tracks, Chupacabras and Thank you for the Evil, are both newly modified versions and definitely worth a listen. The lyrics and style of 'Snuff' make me feel like it is part of the Doomsday trilogy, even though I know it isn't. The Wind Never Dies reminds me a bit of Infinite Supply from Number 7, just because it's mainly Phideaux's voice accompanied by piano playing. While this does give an idea of what to expect, the comparisons I mentioned are only a rough basis. This collection is in no way extinct from new ideas as I sometimes see happening with bands towards their later releases. If you're eager for Infernal to be released, then this should be more than enough to tide you over. Highly recommend this for fans of Phideaux.

 Number Seven by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.02 | 523 ratings

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Number Seven
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by Jordan677778

5 stars I gave this four stars originally, but now I'm coming back to adjust its rating to a well deserved 5 stars. I just culdn't stop listening to it. Like Phideaux's other recent material, it has a mysterious mood and smooth flow carried through most of the album. Male and female vocals working together very well here. It's pretty much entirely acoustic which is a nice change from what I usually listen to. I think the only other acoustic prog I've ever listened to was Bacamarte - Depois do Fim. And that was hardly similar. But Phideaux does a tremendous job with driving rhythm with keyboards and guitar, drums almost 'hidden' or absent at most times. Anyways. this is a seriously great album. One of the best by Phideaux, on par with Doomsday Afternoon and Snowtorch in my humble opinion.
 Doomsday Afternoon by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.22 | 911 ratings

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Doomsday Afternoon
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by Dark Nazgul

5 stars Satan's angels fly!

It's been just 48 hours since my review, rather negative, of "The Great Leap". And I feel guilty.

I feel guilty because although I am convinced that "The Great Leap" is not a memorable album, I have so much regard for this man and his band that I feel guilty anyway! And so now I try to redeem myself with the second album of this underground trilogy.

"Doomsday Afternoon", unlike its predecessor, is a masterpiece of modern progressive rock, and in my opinion the best album of 2007. It is probably the turning point in the career of Phideaux, the moment when the band decide to follow the path of progressive rock with great determination (as already made, but only in part, with "Chupacabras"). It is an album characterized by dark and apocalyptic sounds, also implemented through the use of a orchestral section of strings and horns, which help to give extreme solemnity to the songs. Great importance have keyboards, especially the Hammond organ and the synth. As always, Phideaux shows great sensitivity for acoustic music with beautiful piano and guitar parts. The arrangements are very elaborate but do not suffocate the harmonies: the result is a good balance between melody and experimentation, where finally is given to the voice of Valerie Gracious the space it deserves. Matthew Parmenter also participates, he occasionally sings and play violin. Regarding the tracks that make up the album, it is not correct to speak of "single" songs. All songs are linked by the plot, and some themes are repeated many times along the album. In practice, we are faced with a complex musical work that should be appreciated in its entirety. Anyway, here is a brief analysis of the individual tracks.

Micro Softdeathstar:9/10. The beautiful initial notes of "Micro Softdeathstar" immediately set the tone that characterizes the entire album. The quiet introduction singed by Xavier is followed by the orchestra in a way that leaves stunned for majesty and elegance. Great changes of atmosphere and rhythm. When Valerie singing "I'm singing to the rain" in the end, the fan of progressive rock already feels at home.

The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice (Part One): 9/10. Instrumental song that starts with another epic and catchy piano riff. Though I am not a big supporter of the synthesizers, I must admit that in this passage the use of this instrument is superb. The orchestra offers a new contribution.

Candybrain: 8/10. Short song with acoustic guitar, flute and keyboards. The very first David Bowie comes to mind (it seems like "Space Oddity" or "The Man who sold the World"). The vocal harmonies are very beautiful. Phideaux is the lead singer here.

Crumble: 10/10. Exceptional instrumental interlude. A gentle piano melody is played with the accompaniment of the hammond organ and then with choirs and orchestra. This beautiful melody will be reproduced in other parts of the album. The first four songs are all outstanding, with no weak point.

The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice (Part Two): 7/10. It takes up the theme of the second track, as the title suggests, but this time with vocals (both by Valerie and Xavier). The song is more melodic in the first part; in the second half there are complicated arrangements with keyboards in evidence, and some reference to the sounds of Alan Parsons.

Thank You For The Evil: 9/10. There is no orchestra here. It is the song that Pink Floyd have never recorded. The slow pace and the use of synth lead you to albums such as "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals". The song expresses a great sense of inevitability. One of the greatest moment of this brilliant work.

A Wasteland Of Memories: 7/10. Taken in itself is not an important piece, but it works very well placed in the overall context of the album. The orchestra is under the spotlight again and the theme is taken from the middle section of Micro Softdeathstar.

Crumble (Part Two): 10/10. The most poignant song of the album, thanks to the wonderful interpretation of Valerie Gracious.

Formaldehyde: 6/10. The song perhaps much closer to the canons of classic progressive rock, with rhythm changes and complex arrangements, especially in the second half. Not always in focus, however it is another good quality track.

Microdeath Softstar: 10/10. Fourteen minutes of pure genius. The silent introduction gives way to a Hammond organ riff that refers a bit to "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" by King Crimson. The song is a continuous succession of changes of atmosphere and rhythm. The second half is characterized by interpretations of musical themes already heard before (there is also "You And Me Against A World Of Pain" from "The Great Leap"). The album closes in a circular manner, with the initial theme of "Micro Softdeathstar".

Recommended to all lovers of classic symphonic progressive rock. Along with "Number 7" (which is perhaps even slightly better!), the best Phideaux album.

Final rating: 9/10. Five Stars

Best song: Microdeath Softstar

 The Great Leap by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.26 | 205 ratings

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The Great Leap
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by Dark Nazgul

2 stars The noise of a jack that connects a guitar to the amplifier.

It's the first thing you hear, and it is indicative of the style of the album. An album deliberately rough and crude (in some ways minimalist) and unfortunately, in my opinion, not very successful.

"The Great Leap" is the first album of a trilogy dedicated to the crisis of the ecosystem. In terms of musical style, is a continuation of what has already been heard in the previous album "313". Although the tracks are closely related, this album has a few characteristics of progressive rock. The songs are short and direct, with no frills or unnecessary pomp, with a prevalence of distorted guitar riffs and aggressive tones: it seems a strange mixture of punk and melodic pop. The voice of Valerie Gracious remains in the background, all the tracks see Phideaux as lead vocalist, and his tones are aggressive and not very reassuring.

Unfortunately, only a few songs are effective. Almost always prevails monotony, and the melodies do not intrigue. The opening track Wake Up, for example, is a crude and obvious song with a hard rock guitar riff and nothing more. In other tracks, such as Tannisroot , One Star and I Was Thinking melodies have little appealing; they are boring even from the first or second listening.

They Hunt You Down is in my opinion the least successful song of the album. It has a slow and exhausting pace and miss the mark completely. In the middle of this song there is a disturbing contrast in styles, and it's really hard to overcome the temptation to skip the track.

Things go better with Rainboy, despite a questionable choral introduction and a poor first singed part. The second half of the song is one of the best moments of the album. Not bad even the catchy Long And Lonely Way and The Waiting, where finally the melodies are enjoyable, and the final track, the melancholic Last.

Of excellent quality, however, the aggressive and dark Abducted, characterized by the slow rhythm of the bass, the distorted guitar and a nice change of pace in the instrumental part. Even excellent, for rhythmic variations and atmosphere, the melodic You And Me Against A World Of Pain, the best track on the album.

Despite some good track, I recommend it only to hardcore fans of Phideaux, and only to complete the "trilogy". The most amazing thing is the contrast (for the style of the work, and also, in my opinion, for the quality of the music) with the second chapter "Doomsday Afternoon", which is a masterpiece of contemporary progressive rock.

****star songs: You And Me Against A World Of Pain, Abducted ***star songs: Long And Lonely Way, The Waiting, Rainboy, Last **star songs: Wake Up, Tannisroot, One Star, I Was Thinking *star songs: They Hunt You Down

My final rating is 4/10.

Best song: You And Me Against A World Of Pain

 Chupacabras by PHIDEAUX album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.88 | 253 ratings

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Chupacabras
Phideaux Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Phideaux Xavier was born and grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and was a member of several bands as a youngster, before launching his solo album ''Friction'' in 1992, distributed in a limited number of copies.At the dawn of the millenium he started taking his music more seriously, releasing the more ambitious works ''Fiendish'' (2002) and ''Ghost Story'' (2003), the later showing some evident prog leanings and featuring a smaller and more easy-working line-up.His first trully Prog album though was offered in 2005, entitled ''Chupacabras'' and released privately on Bloodfish.

There is a first attempt by Phideaux here to compose a long and compelling epic, which along the opening intro ''Okay'' make up for some fantastic 23 minutes of music.This is a beautiful track, passing through several segments and offering smooth atmospheres, floating melodies and more aggressive moments.Phideaux delivers excellent modern Prog with plenty of shifting moods, going through more vocal-led and psychedelic moments to powerful and intricate instrumental themes of great quality.Maybe there are too much vocal work at moments and there is also a questionable Celtic-influnced part at the end of the track, however there is too much going on in this composition that will satisfy any lover of intricate and atmospheric Progressive Rock.The rest of the album contains another six vocal and instrumental pieces, which are not equally good, but have plenty of nice moments.The main influence seems to be PINK FLOYD (as it has been throughout Phideaux'es career) with strong doses of PORCUPINE TREE and even TALK TALK and DEPECHE MODE, while Phideaux & co. explore many different terittories with success, like Space Rock with hypnotic textures, aggresive Heavy Prog with crunchy guitars or instrumental Psychedelic Rock with background synths and distorted vocals.

This would be only the start for Phideaux Xavier for an impressive career.There are many good reasons to purchase this lovely modern Prog album, the most important being the 20-min. self-titled epic, which has tons of great moments.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

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