By the end of “Lucid Intervals” my brain had melted onto the floor in spurts of bubbling melodic magma. I was in awe after the first time I heard it.
“A Sequence of Waves” by Patrick Grant defies categorization for the sheer fact that it blends instruments together better than most projects I’ve heard so far this past year. His music is a challenge at times, but always rewarding. Grant himself plays guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion on the album, but the entire record is filled with violin, cello, and even mallet at times.
Check out “Alcohol” to get a better sense of his eclectic mix, a track that warps through phases of ELO and King Crimson upkeep. The guitar hammers home against the violin and piano, bringing alcohol up and down with a crushingly smooth repetition.
For me personally, the album shines brightest in it’s most ambient moments, in particular on tracks like “Seven Years At Sea.”
The song sounds like it is drowning while grinning at the same time, bringing doom and all out trippy vibes for every listener (the overdubbed reverb vocals are a nice touch too).
If you like great music with an edge of wit and sonic dynamite, you should definitely listen to this.
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