Evolve IV - Decadent Light

Year of Release: 2008
Label: ProgRock Records
Catalog Number: PRR600
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:33:00

Neon tubes are both simple and dated, but they're very cool. The same can be said for Decadent Light's gleaming material. Ironically, the name implies they're futuristic. To call them contemporary would be stretch. That's not to say they're bad. The organic instrumentation and nonchalant singing is quite relaxing insomuch as Art Rock is concerned. At times, Evolve IV hints to The Beatles when they were in their psychedelic phase, and as an isolated side-note; The Grateful Dead is alive and well in "Baby Come Back." [Not a Player cover then? ? ed.]

Rather than draw comparisons to other bands who ran through Strawberry Fields or strolled down Abbey Road, they're generally representative of the seventies era. Only in this case, their production qualities are up-to-date. John Vestman ensured that this will not require a digital remaster. Likewise, there are ambient elements in their tone that demonstrate currency with the modern day. In the end, this album will appeal to nostalgic youngsters or middle-aged fogies who forgot to dust their vinyl.

Released independently in 2007 (Garidge 07041)

Number 16 (4:20) / War (4:53) / Listen Up (4:18) / Judgement Day (3:53) / Rolling Along (3:16) / Saturday's Gone (4:31) / Must Have Been The Future (5:08) / Baby Come Back (3:00) / Voyager (4:06) / Write (5:02) / Goodbye (8:05)

Peter Matuchniak - lead guitar and keyboards
Michael Eager - rhythm guitar and vocals
Paul Sheriff - drums
Jim DeBaun - bass


Tali Azerad - vocals (5, 6)
David Gilman - violin; sax, flute (1, 3, 8, 10, 11)

Decadent Light (2007/2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: May 10th 2009
Reviewer: Joshua "Prawg Dawg" Turner
Artist website: www.musicevolve.com
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Language: english


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