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Curved Space (Digital Single)

Review by Larry Toering

Being new to this band all I can say is that I am happy to have been introduced to them. I'd say this combines space rock with both jazz fusion and virtuoso guitar instrumental, settling firmly on prog ground. What's left to be said about them I will have to see as I delve into their first two releases while awaiting their third. This one track alone conveys much confidence that listeners are into something good with these guys. There is a lot to take in on just this one example, but the complexity is anything but boring.

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Track by Track Review
Curved Space

The track is an outstanding assortment of grooves that take you on a smooth ride the whole way. Starting off with a menacing moog, something like Jeff Beck would feature, it then goes from an ELP-ish keyboard riff into a sizzling guitar riff exchange before getting clear away from that, as not to repeat. This sounds to be purely imporvisational, but doesn't lose direction in the process.  The guitar goes well into Steve Howe territory, and then more mellow keyboard textures soar with soothing delight. By the time it's over, everything settles back into place with the riffs finally returning and then some more great keyboard wizardry is backed with killer percussion. This is simply a masterpiece of music with very cool synth textures to round out its cosmic infusion of styles.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )

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