SCENIC: Spheres: CD EP

The band name is an apt one, for they paint vivid landscapes using sound instead of oil or acrylics. What you get for your buck are three lush instrumentals that seem to ebb and flow like waves, sinking back, then rising to a crescendo and then repeating. I’ve been a Savage Republic fan for almost as long as I can remember, have been wanting to hear Bruce Licher’s latest project for some time and I am not disappointed. While the music is not as Middle Eastern-influenced as Savage Republic, the songs are no less breathtaking in scope or sound. This puppy is gonna stay glued to my player for some time to come.

 –jimmy (Independent Project, Post Box 20255, Sedona, AZ 86341)