Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Bob Lazar Story - The Silence Of Perez de Cuellar

Hear The Track Here

I was a bit surprised that I had reviewed five Bob Lazar Story tracks, moreover that the first one I reviewed - Double Turn Double Safe (July 2006) - set the trend for all the rest of the tracks. Considering this is prog rock we are talking about here, a genre I usually drip acid onto whenever possible, having five of those tracks pass muster with me without serious scarring is some acheivement. A goal to be savoured even. So what makes this New Zealand based one man band different from the rest of the dandruff brigade? Simple, it may be prog rock but TBLS always manages to put a unique slant on it, and in my world that's a very good thing.

It's been a year since I last reviewed him, so I was interested to see what he was up to now. The Silence of Perez de Cuellar is exactly what I would have expected from this talented musician; complete with some time exercises just to show he really does know what he's doing. The Silence of Perez de Cuellar is the title track of this artists new CD, and a murky tale which you can find much more about by googling 'Perez de Cuellar' and 'abduction' apparently.

What you get when you listen to the track, and I do recommend that whatever your preference, you will find a clean, muscular track that has more kinks and bends than any F1 circuit. That is, of course, one of the major highlights of the genre and one that - as I say - normally makes me vomit. It works when placed in the right context and tone (ie with a bit of humour) and in the time I have known The Bob Lazar Story, that has become one of the highlights of their music. Dare to different indeed.

Excellent and Highly Recommended prog rock (Ed: oh no! Nurse! The screens)


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