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Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'Strange Cloud' - Phideaux (Single)

Here's another intelligent track from art rock act Phideaux. Starting out much like a lullaby, things pick up the pace with some electric lead work and medieval acoustic backing. Much like the other single the band has released in 2010 ('Tempest Of Mutiny') the mysteriously titled 'Strange Cloud,' is very much a conventionally structured song, extended over the course of seven minutes.

A modern-structured composition with a coating of classic prog nostalgia, the song sounds like Jethro Tull in some parts, and brit-pop rockers Oasis in others. Although it sounds like the same song throughout it's length, there is still a wide variety of different timbres and instruments that make their appearance during the course of the track.

While 'Tempest Of Mutiny' made itself memorable through the strength of it's chorus, 'Strange Cloud' is a much more enjoyable track throughout, although it doesn't retain the same catchiness the first 2010 single has. In any case, this track has spurred interest in Phideaux for me, and I will make a point of checking out more music from this talented art rock band in the future.

Conor Fynes | 4/5 |


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