Review Summary: "It's a debut EP that certainly has a great way to go, where, given what I've heard, it will be very successful, even more in the ramification of alternative and progressive rock, which has been gaining more space and fans lately throughout the country."
In our musical environment, it is always interesting to know new holdings, new musical styles, even new works that have been appearing much faster with the advent of social media.
Our country is a beautiful example of new talents that has been appearing in the many musical spheres, especially in rock, which has been reinventing itself, has been more creative, more inspiring in compositions, in lyrics, in arrangements. And a new crop of musicians comes to conquer your space and not play on the job.
An example of this new crop I will be discussing in the next lines about the EP of a MaranhĂŁo who recently launched in his digital platforms his first work with a progressive proposal clean rock, cadenci and with very interesting arrangements. The beast's name" Lucas Ray, guitarist, singer and composer who has released a six - track work titled Sphinx - Sphinx in Portuguese - is featured on the cover of the EP in which the art is quite original and draws attention, that the listener will hear.
Lucas decided to venture into the music business in a professional way since he has been carrying an instrumental base since the age of fourteen, where he already played and that was improving throughout the year, even in difficult times of college, where he had to reconcile the studies with the passion for the guitar.
The EP is a set of songs that depict the beginning of the artist's life and the transition to a new and unknown path, words of Lucas, where in this work brought together a team of experts to help in this endeavor. The work has the participation of musicians Alexandre Panta (bass), Bruno Valverde (drums, Angra) and Neemias Teixeira (keyboards).
But what about the EP in question" Let's go to my point of view track to track, without further ado.
Reveries - The instrumental track that opens the EP is a portrayal in several lines scenes from various cities that the composer grew. At the same time, show your versatility and technique with the guitar. The track has its moments of calm and also its most outstanding peaks. The music itself is so that the guitar has its predominance, proposal this very well elaborated.
Run, Rabbit Run - The second track has ups and downs with regards to arrangements, arranged in a very cadenced way. In it, the composer adds a brazilian spice by placing elements of the samba as the cuĂ*ca, for example. The psychedelic track speaks of the lies and contradictions of everyday life. Great track, not so heavy and the proposal is very good.
Xibalba - The beginning of the track reminded the guitar solos of one of the greatest guitarists in Latin America: the Mexican Carlos Santana, who seems to be one of Lucas's influences in the composition of the songs. The song depicts a place, described in the Mayan mythology called Xibalba, that subterranean place ruled by spirits of diseases and death. The set of the work was nice, with a serene and rhythmic corner, well consistent with the proposed arrangement.
Iceland - Also in a calmer, non-aggressive style, Iceland portrays Lucas' visit to Iceland in 2014, in which he extols various features of the place. The arrangements help us imagine what that country is like for the listener who never was, wherever we would agree, would not combine with a heavier or more technical arrangement.
Sphinx - The title track of the EP tells the story of the sphinx and about the enigma of self-knowledge, where several questions are asked: "Now the sphinx questions you / What are you"" The music comes with enough transitions to the psychedelic side, arrangements that resemble rap. Other than that comes with that aggressiveness of progressive rock that can not miss.
It's a debut EP that certainly has a great way to go, where, given what I've heard, it will be very successful, even more in the ramification of alternative and progressive rock, which has been gaining more space and fans lately throughout the country.