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Brothers Andy and Richard Vellacott have always been passionate about progressive rock music. Richard recalls " we always loved listening to bands like Genesis and Yes and would save all our pocket money to buy every CD we could find!" Although these days he is more often found behind a bank of keyboards and pedals, Richard, born in 1974, is a classically trained pianist who started playing at the age of six. For his part, Andy, 18 months younger than Richard, has played the drums for as long as he can remember and is a regular session and live musician.

In 2009, the brothers formed their own progressive rock band, Vivid Glimpse and soon found they had written enough material for an album. Richard explains "It really crept up on us ,we didn't have any grand plan, we just really enjoyed writing and playing together. But then it struck us that we had written some really great tracks and we wanted people to hear them." And so was born their debut album -Into the precipice.

"Into the precipice..." features Andy Vellacot on lead vocals, drums and percussion and Richard Vellacot on synths, pianos and backing vocals. The album contains eight original tracks from lyrical ballads such as "Deep inside my heart" and dramatic songs like "Undermined" to powerful instrumentals in the title track and "Broken mirrors".

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3.08 | 3 ratings
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3.08 | 3 ratings

Into The Precipice
Vivid Glimpse Crossover Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars I published an interview with this band some time ago and here comes a review of their only album to this date.

Vivid Glimpse is a new English neo-prog band. As a neo prog band starting out, you can either sound like Genesis/Marillion or you can strike out in the direction of pop rock/AOR. Vivid Glimpse has done a mix of both. The cover art work of the album is a solid shot in the foot by the band. It is tacky, kitsch, camp and everything most of us prog fans detest with as much burning passion we can muster.

The music has a bit of a camp factor too. A song like Deep Inside My Heart with lyrics and melody is a song more suitable on a Westlife album than on a neo prog album. That according to what I regard as neo prog. This song makes me cringe and bless the fact that nobody else is in the same room as me.

On the other hand, the title track is winding it's way around the Genesis territory aka Wind And Wuthering. There are also some other good symphonic prog melody lines dotted around the album. The vocals is good throughout and the instruments is competently played. The modern soundscape is good and is mainly based on synths.

In short; half of this album is good to very good. The rest does not stand up to my scrutiny. The art work taken into account, I am not sure what we can expect from the upcoming album.

I give their debut album three stars under doubts.

3 stars

Thanks to chris s for the artist addition.

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