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It's Just Craig

Dark Corners

Review by Gary Hill

This isn't the tightest fit under progressive rock, but it works in that category. The boundaries of prog rock have shifted and changed over the years as things like Porcupine Tree bend one edge, while Radiohead challenges another. This has a moody kind of trippy, dreamy sound that reflects both of those angles without directly addressing either of them. There is a lot of Americana built into this. It leans on the mellower, slower end of the spectrum. Whatever you call it, though, it's intriguing and unusual music.

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Track by Track Review

This introductory piece is a short piano solo.

There is a little country along with folk and alternative rock on this number. It's a fairly stripped back piece, but the female backing vocals add quite a bit to the tune. I dig the expressive guitar solo. The cut has some tendencies of prog, but only a little.
There is a bit of a jazzy element to this along with a lot of folk. It's a short, but tasty, bit of Americana.
A bit more energized, this is closer to the alternative rock end of the spectrum. Yet, it definitely has modern prog elements at play, too.
Siren Sings
This one lands even further into rock territory. The thing is, it's definitely tied to modern quirky prog rock. It has a definite left-of-center vibe to it. It's also one of the best songs here. The variety it brings elevates it by itself.
They ramp up the strangeness and the progginess on this number. It's pretty non-mainstream stuff. Somehow it's also quite compelling.
Rain Never Came
This one lands full on in the territory of progressive rock. There is some killer jamming on the number. It's an understated thing beyond that, but man the instrumental section is all prog. It's also very cool stuff. 
Leaving Now
There is some moody proggy sound on this. It leans toward space rock in some ways. It is trippy and dreamy.
Folk music combines with a spacey, trippy modern prog sound.
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