Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Flicker "How Much are You Willing to Forget?"

Country: UK
Sub GenreArt Rock, Progressive Rock, Alternative
Release dateAugust 1, 2012 (digital), January 28, 2013 (CD)
1.Intro 01:46
2.Go 03:02
3.Out There 06:00
4.My Empty Head 06:43
5.Counting Time 07:31
6.Everywhere Face 04:37
7.Falling Down 05:50
8.Breathless 08:20
9.Is This Real Life 06:35

Ellis Mordecai (Lead vocals/guitar)
Andrew Day (Guitar)
Peter Coussens (Bass)
Vaughan Abrey (Drums)

This release is indeed a welcome addition to the continuously growing number of excellent prog albums that seem to have been released since I started writing reviews. The band have produced an extremely interesting debut album, which at different points, “doffs its hat” to bands such as Pink Floyd and early Genesis, while not merely copying them. I would also liken them to Edison’s Children, not so much in the sound, but more in the structure and feel of the music.

I have listened to How Much Are You Willing To Forget, many times over the last week or so, and it is filled with amazing melodies, superb musical skills and can swing from very sparse melodic passages, to almost “wall of sound” passages. Credit must be given to the band (and the producers of the album) for an album where the musicians do not ever give the impression that the music was forced or rushed. Each of the tracks presented is allowed to evolve at its own pace.
Read the full review by  Jim Lawson at muzikreviews.com



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