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RAFAEL STCRUZ

Crossover Prog • Brazil


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Based in Brazil, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rafael STCRUZ appeared as a solo artist in 2012 when he released three EPs in quick succesion using the steadily more popular music site Bandcamp as his platform of choice. Nothing much is revealed about the artist himself on his websites, besides Franco Steinberg (bass) and Billy Dezzy (drums, percussion) credited with additional instrumentation on his albums.

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Synchronicity
2018

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Spectral Light Fade
2012
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Fragtos Enigmatics
2012
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2nd Sight
2012
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Drastic Measures
2014
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Playing The Future
2014
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Back To Front
2015
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The True Conspiracy
2017
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Stranger In a Stranger Land
2018

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 Synchronicity by STCRUZ, RAFAEL album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2018
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Synchronicity
Rafael StCruz Crossover Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

— First review of this album —
2 stars Apparently Brazilian guitarist Rafael St Cruz grew up listening to Wishbone Ash and Beatles, before going on to discover Rush and Iron Maiden. He started releasing EP's in 2012, acting as a multi-instrumentalist with a guitar basis to most of his work, bringing in a few guests when he felt it was right, and this his first album is a compilation taken from those EP's and was released at the end of 2018. All the songs are fairly lengthy, with even the shortest "True Conspiracy" clocking in at nearly six minutes, while the longest of the six songs is "The Humanity Path" at 12:31. The end result is an album which is okay, but never really much more than that. There are hints at times of things moving into interesting directions, most notably on "Beyond The Horizon", but they never really come to fruition.

Possibly he needs to consider working with a band where ideas can be bounced off each other, as opposed to working in a home studio. The production and sound is reasonable, but it is the lack of real ideas and musicality which means I cannot imagine myself ever playing it again.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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