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Colin Edwin & Jon Durant, Burnt Belief
(Alchemy Records)

02/14/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



2/14/2013 - One of my favorite albums from the aughts is Euphoria’s Precious Time from 2006, which introduced my ears to the concept of well-done guitar-tronica (Tina Dico guested on it, point of order). Almost nothing of that genre has surfaced on my radar in quite a while, so it was a not-unwelcome happenstance when this darkened my door, an album headed up by Cohasset, Mass., label owner Durant, who’s collaborated with Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin and other prog fixtures, a list that now includes Porcupine Tree bassplayer Colin Edwin. This is Middle Eastern-tinged fever-dream stuff cooked up in Durant’s bedroom lab, spotlighting lushly bright 12-string statements, poignant soundtrack-ready plinkings, and Edwin’s bubbling Stanley Clarke-style interjections. Durant’s love may have been prog, and although there’s some serious technicality to it, this is more like prog’s quiet misfit cousin, music for sorting out your head. A





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