Thursday, August 24, 2017

Patrick Grant "A Sequence of Waves (twelve stories and a dream)"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Eclectic Prog Related Rock, Classical
Label: Peppergreen Media
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 24, 2017
1. Lucid Intervals (3:56)
2. Driving Patterns (5:24)
3. Prelude I (2:37)
4. Alcohol (2:46)
5. Tobacco (3:02)
6. Firearms (2:51)
7. Seven Years At Sea (4:54)
8. Breaking Butterflies Upon A Wheel (4:26)
9. Lonely Ride Coney Island (6:33)
10. Primary Blues (4:32)
11. Prelude II (2:24)
12. To Find A Form That Accommodates The Mess (5:40)
13. One Note Samba (4:22)

Total Time 53:27

Patrick Grant: guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion
John Ferrari: drums, mallet instruments and percussion
Nick Didkovsky: guitar solo on “Primary Blues"
Dan Cooper: 7-string electric bass
Lynn Bechtold: violin
Dan Barrett: cello

Prepared piano samples on “Lucid Intervals” were created separately by David Borden
The vocal track for “Sevens Years at Sea” is from “A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings”, and is sung by Elita, Mary, and Ella - the Hoffpauir Sisters

The album has great variety to it when it comes to sounds with the vibe feeling more like a soundtrack to a non-existent movie. From the violin led opener “Lucid Intervals” to the Dixie Dregs influenced “Driving Patterns” to the slow drag of “Tobacco” to the upbeat Kansas feel of “Firearms” to the open jam of “Breaking Butterflies Upon a Wheel”:the arrangements are connected even when the approach is different. This gives each track (and I mean each track) its own unique identity. This is a rare commodity.
Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

Also read the reviews by Nancy Chalkopoulou at wepluggoodmusic.com and by Randy Radic at huffingtonpost.com


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