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Matt Stevens


Crossover Prog

3.54 | 11 ratings

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3 stars Here's a quick one amidst my recent business of writing for the upcoming issue of Colossus prog magazine.

This wide-spectred British guitarist was a new acquaintance for me, nor had I ever heard of his band The Fierce & the Dead. Lucid is the fourth album under his own name. Its instrumental music - one could label it as Post-Rock - with lots of angularity and distortion often brings the latter-day KING CRIMSON to my mind. Many tracks are actually a bit too restless for my ears, but there are some contemplative nuances too.

Especially 'Coulrophobia' has some fascinating sound painting. Most of the eleven tracks last under three minutes, but why stretch them if the message comes effectively through in a shorter form? An exception to this rule is 'The Bridge' which approaches 12 minutes in length. would have enjoyed to hear more of this kind of diving into the atmosphere. Lucid is a personal and interesting album for challenge-seeking art rock taste.

(Perhaps with less subjetive approach my rating could be four stars...)

Matti | 3/5 |


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