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REGENERATION

The Lens

 

Neo-Prog

3.79 | 109 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
2 stars Slowdown

IQ side-project The Lens returns with a second album, nearly ten years after their first one. I reviewed their 2001 debut album (and gave it 2 stars) a couple of years ago, but frankly I don't remember anything about it! Hence, I cannot say with much confidence that this second album is really better. I strongly doubt that I will remember anything about this album either another couple of years down the line.

The Lens produces somewhat meditative and "spacy" instrumental music with influences from Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Camel (in their softest and spaciest moments), Vangelis and the like. There is a little bit of Progressive Electronic, a little bit of New-Age, a little bit of Psychedelic/Space Rock, some jazzy touches. Needless to add, it has nothing at all to do with the Neo-Prog of IQ. All in all Regeneration is rather understated and while pleasant on the ear it is not music for active listening.

A decent album of its kind, but not really my cup of tea I'm afraid

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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