Released: 31st March 2014
THE STUNNING NEW ALBUM BY POLL-WINNING GUITARIST MATT STEVENS
"A one man guitar orchestra" - Acoustic Magazine UK
"His music is increasingly hard to ignore: A singular voice speaking a new language and getting the message across with skill and fierce intelligence...frequently takes the breath away" - Prog Magazine
"The most innovative guitar instrumentalist since John Fahey" - Unwashed Territories
Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of the new album by acclaimed guitarist MATT STEVENS.
Noted for his work as both a solo artist and as a member of Fierce and The Dead, “Lucid” sees Matt joined by a host of guest musicians including drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Bass guitarists Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth),Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) and Kev Feazey, keyboard players Jem Godfrey (Frost*) and Emmett Elvin (Chrome Hoof / Guapo), violinist Chrissie Caulfield (Helicopter Quartet / Crippled Black Phoenix), vibe player Jon Hart andNicholas Wyatt Duke (Trojan Horse) on Spoken Word.
Speaking about his new album, Matt states; “Lucid took three years as I really wanted to make this one a significant step up from the previous albums. It’s inspired by a bit of a dark time, but hopefully it’s an uplifting record. I’m so proud of the people who played on it, working with people like Pat Mastelotto on drums from King Crimson and Jem Godfrey from Frost* was amazing but all the players really were outstanding. Stuart Marshall (Fierce And The Dead) and Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) were the rhythm section for a lot of the tracks. And it was great to have Chrissie back who played violin on the previous records. It’s a record that reflects my love of Jesu and Celtic Frost as much as the Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson or even Peter Gabriel and I’m really proud of it. If you’re not going to take risks and try and do something interesting what’s the point?”
As befits this most unique musician, “Lucid” is a carefully crafted work, and one that is surely to be one of the Progressive Rock highlights of 2014.
As a preview to the album, check out ‘The Bridge’, available to stream here at Matt Stevens’ SoundCloud:
‘Lucid’ Track Listing
4. The Other Side
5. The Ascent
9. Street and Circus
10. The Bridge
11. A Boy
‘Lucid’ is released March 31 via Esoteric Recordings, an imprint of Cherry Red Records.
Pre-order the album here:
Album Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUYLd1hqZQs
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