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Lost and Profound

Goodbye Mine

Review by Gary Hill

This is a very strong set. I can see folks arguing with the classification as progressive rock, but really with the mix of sounds present here, I don’t see it landing anywhere else. Sure, it has a pop edge to it. It also includes things like shoegaze, psychedelia and more. However you label it, though, give this a try. It’s quite strong.

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Track by Track Review
Superhuman

There is a mellow, dreamy kind of pop rock sound to this. It’s slow and pretty. The chorus gets an infusion of volume.

Iodine
There is really almost a shoegaze vibe to the later parts of this. It’s a trippy bit of psychedelic rock based pop music. This is great stuff.
Goodbye Mine
Some of the melodies to the title track make me think of Radiohead’s “Creep” for some reason. The contrast between mellower movements and more rocking ones is great.
Alcohol
This feels like what you might get if you combined shoegaze and Americana with Tori Amos. I like the harmonica on the cut, and the whole piece works really well.
Jewel
I like this song a lot. It is an anomaly since it has male vocals. It is like a 1960s pop rock song. It’s a bit of variety and a good one at that.
Bad Sister
The tune is a great rocker with the same kind of dreamy elements over the top. It’s more of a pure rock song, though.
Love's Hard Landing
A slow moving number, a horn adds a bit of jazz to the mix. It’s a great song that really feels like 1970s pop music. It is a very pretty song.
Until It Broke
I love the picked acoustic guitar on this number. The vocals are delicate at times, strong at others. The cut is in keeping with the more modern end of the spectrum. There is a lot of country pop built into this piece. The strings add a lot to the arrangement.
Rover
Here is a mellow cut that’s a folky ballad. There are still other layers of sound in the mix, though. It’s quite a pretty piece.
Spectre
There are no big changes here. Instead we get another slow moving, dreamy kind of cut. It’s moody and combines alternative rock and roots music. The vocal performance is among the best here.

 

 
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