reviewBarnes and Noble
note this review excerpt relates to the original 2-disc version of 'Basilica' - 'Basilica Origins (Deluxe)' is the second disc of the original release
with 3 new tracks added
Those who find the first disc imposing, however, will find the second disc to be a revelation. It's a program of five live
performances recorded at various London-area venues, all of them consisting of dense and gorgeous layers of consonant harmonic
guitar clouds, which are huge and ponderous, but ultimately both inviting and uplifting, much like a more intense and heavy version
of the '70s duo projects by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. There's something rather special about this second disc in particular,
something that pretty much defies critical analysis or even explanation: it has to be felt to be understood, and heard to be felt.
Very highly recommended.
Tuesday 26 February 2008