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this dream is in a telescope now
on 12 February 2011
Consisting of Matt (drums), Rhydian (bass & backing vocals), Ritzy (lead/rhythm guitar & lead vocals) are another fine new alternative rock trio. An impressive passionate opening with 'The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie' which shows that Ritzy is an excellent vocalist. Then they move more into an energetic Subways punk type offering via 'The Magnifying Glass'. A really melodic track follows 'I Don't Want To See You Like This' which is beautiful & majestic with some solid bass & drums. 'Austere' probably their most famous & another excellent piece, followed by the heavy grinding 'A Heavy Abacus'. Next 'Whirring' is brilliant with a backing synth sounds that fits into the vocal phrasing from Ritzy (though perhaps the ending goes on a bit long but still some good instrumentation that builds up into a fuzzed guitar passion which will blow your speakers out). The moody 'Buoy' follows, with a short interlude in '(Maruyama)' via a beautiful guitar arpeggio over which Ritzy half talks/sings. Serves as an intro to perhaps 2nd highlight 'Cradle' which is stunningly beautiful "I wish the cobwebs would cover me", "My vicious tongue...just cradles one". Next 'Llaw = Wall' has actually Rhydian doing vocal duties on a fairly symphonic affair, with a powerful grunge 'Chapter 2' following "why is the finish now the start...roll the timing back for her". Final number 'The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade' is probably the highlight "This dream is in a telescope now" & is an emotional tour de force from Ritzy. "Fever in bedtime covers go unknown until two eyes out of the darkness bring hope close". As per another reviewer 9/10 & which I'll round up to 5 stars as there are enough brilliant moments here.