Sunday, 16 November 2008

Lite - Phantasia

Transduction 23/6/08

Whilst many math/post/prog rock bands these days tend to describe vast open landscapes with wide textures timbres and epic slow developing melodies, Lite take a ballsier attitude towards the genre. Fast intricate and complex drum grooves accompany angular guitar melodies in a sonic onslaught! The guitarists work well together both melodically and rhythmically to produce a trademark unique textured stereo experience.
Although some of the tracks lack a defined hook, they make up for it with their rhythmic precision. The interlude marks a nice break from the speed and power of the first half of the record, showing that Lite are capable of more melodic sensibilities. The second half of the record, although still fast and to the point, contains more songlike structures with more catchy "choruses" as on the beautiful “Fade”.
On this record, Lite make the point that it is still possible to make a math rock album whilst openly showing that they are just that – a rock band!

Track Listing:

1. Ef
2. Contra
3. Infinite Mirror
4. Shinkai
5. Black and White
6. Interlude
7. Ghost Dance
8. Solitude
9. Phantasia
10. Fade
11. Sequel to the Letter

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