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    Posted: January 15 2022 at 07:50
This new outfit comprises: Andy Curran, Maiah Wynne, Albio Annibalini and Alex Lifeson. They will be releasing their debut on April 8.

Their first single:

https://youtu.be/vV-IZRh22mo
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2022 at 08:06
1st Impression...
Music is a little boring, but the lyrics...Sick
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Hi,

The main comment I have is that if that drumming was any worse, I would fall asleep! So tired of the simplistic monotonic and machine like lousy drumming!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heart of the Matter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2022 at 13:11
Have to say that I had (much) higher expectations about the eventual return of Alex to the recording studio. Maybe a little soon to judge, but the drums (or machine?) aren't my cup of tea either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mathman0806 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2022 at 17:20
Listened to it and not all surprised that this is a KScope release.
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I have not listened to the single released so far - as I donít like to listen to any music released ahead of an album, preferring to hear it in context.

Lifesonís previous excursion outside Rush seemed to be more disliked than liked, but I loved it. There is definitely more Rush that I donít like than do, and I would never call myself a Rush fan. Victor showed more prog and progression, and just sheer fun, than most Rush albums. Lifeson showing he could make an album where he just didnít give a flying fornication, and made the music he wanted to, and have fun doing it. I suspect this might be more of the same (even if it sounds completely different), and will probably (like Victor) alienate and annoy many Rush fans. Which means, I will probably like it. 😜🤪

The almost universal reaction Iíve read to this new single is negative or non-commital. Most seem to simply say it does nothing for them. Maybe it wonít for me, either. But hearing it in context could be the difference. Permanating struck me as horrendous when I first heard it. I couldnít stand it. But within the context of the album, it worked. That was the last time I listened to a single released ahead of an album, because I realised how misleading it could be.

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^ Compelling case for waiting the album. I just need to resist curiosity
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i like it.  different... but i like it.  i think it is great he is still playing and exploring some different sounds.  my hell... he deserves it.  and a k-scope release!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2022 at 07:32
Sounds interesting, but not that impresive. Once the album is out, I might get the mp3 before I decide if buy or not the CD.
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,

The main comment I have is that if that drumming was any worse, I would fall asleep! So tired of the simplistic monotonic and machine like lousy drumming!

 I think I read that there is no live drumming here , only programming. I agree with you, not sure why Alex wouldn't want a real drummer on the album , especially considering who his previous drummer was. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2022 at 12:02
Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,

The main comment I have is that if that drumming was any worse, I would fall asleep! So tired of the simplistic monotonic and machine like lousy drumming!

 I think I read that there is no live drumming here , only programming. I agree with you, not sure why Alex wouldn't want a real drummer on the album , especially considering who his previous drummer was. 

Maybe that's why he didn't want a real drummer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Heart of the Matter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2022 at 12:55
Maybe he wanted to leave behind the whole Rush thing, for obvious reasons.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote judahbenkenobi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2022 at 09:22
This song would be a good runner-up for a James Bond movie.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gentle and Giant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2022 at 09:59
It's OK, but just a bit dull.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bigmac33070 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2022 at 14:37
Hmmm, not my cup of tea either. And I really loved the Victor album. I will withhold judgment until I get to hear the entire album, though. If there are some good rocking songs on there, I might give it a go. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2022 at 07:19
Sounds a little like a mash up of Curve, Lush, Bjork, Lamb etc... Early 90's female fronted, indie shoegaze, rock...

Which is actually fine by me because I love all those artists.

It's not that original in that regard, but it ticks lots of boxes for me. I love it. It's certainly not what I would have expected from Alex Lifeson, but good that he is open to a completely different direction to hard rock.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2022 at 08:01
It's fine......not the most compelling of songs nor complex, but honestly I was not expecting any of that. I think he wants to create whatever he feels in the moment and record it. 
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I liked it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2022 at 07:39
Originally posted by Heart of the Matter Heart of the Matter wrote:

Maybe he wanted to leave behind the whole Rush thing, for obvious reasons.

thought the same thing--

very few female rock singers who hold my interest---but who knows--I've always liked Alex's guitar work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2022 at 09:32
Not a Rush fan here... I think that this is very cool. I'm impressed.
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