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Post Rock/Math rock

4.08 | 53 ratings

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4 stars What caught my attention about Lite´s PHANTASIA, firsthand, is the guitar counterpointing structures they build around basic (not simple) Rock n Roll riffs. California Guitar Trio like but eletcrified and around their own compositions. So, of course, they are not discovering fire but they play well with it.

Well tempered alike the California Guitar Trio, the sound structures move towards Rock as such. No big detours from that style. Of course I am talking about the musical structures that gave birth to Prog and other Rock related music (such as Post/Math Rock). So music wise the astonishing "kick" these guys possess is how far they take such a played-out structure without becoming an over the line studio-production project nor an imitation of an imitation. No! It is in fact quiet the opposite. These guys can create all these "magical" transfigurations by hand without the aid of any other thing but focus and unpretentious talent.

(Yes! If lucky they could be the band that turns out in your next wedding party and play this whole effort -effotlessly).

The well-attained results of course are close to Prog´s Post Rock/Math Rock, also the intention of and range of scopes, as the varied visits to the protocols of "Progland" during the trip. BUT!! Everything sounds so fresh because they are so elegantly- unpretentious!! -

Each song works out perfectly, one before and after the other. So of course is an A to Z album, no "spare" parts are included. LITE sounds like a tight well versed-enseble, each member in its own element in a "VOCAL-LESS album". ( i mean come on! All music played with instruments is "instrumental").

No big stars out-shining each other, no! Absolute team-work! The BIG thrill here is how well they hold the whole album into a "one long-hold" highly creative and focused ride without losing intensity, touch nor inventiveness.

****4 Rock solid PA stars.

PS:Also their 2014 Installations album is quiet a treat!! (No time to review it, for now.)

admireArt | 4/5 |


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