Alucidnation

"​Get Lost"

(One World); Ambient

By ​Phil ​Bennett

This is Bruce Bickerton’s (arranger, producer, performer, vocalist) second album and it’s absolutely ideal for nestling down into your couch, closing your eyes and drifting away on its various sonic highways.

There are traces of Tangerine Dream, Dark Side Of The Moon era Pink Floyd, and pretty well anyone who delves into ambient recordings throughout this drifting, dreamy album and the moods evoked are beautifully warm and reflective.

Delightfully downbeat numbers such as 15 Below and Meantime are peppered with intriguing sonic effects and hefty doses of delay, a device which is used to powerful effect as a groove setter on most of the tracks.
The fast moving exception to the laid back rule is the jittery Rediscovery, the aural equivalent to a fast ride down a midnight freeway, neon signs and flashing headlights whizzing past you.

The subtle infusion of Bickerton’s sweet, high pitched vocals on Solitaire and his spoken word on The Infinite Variety add an extra dimension and, as with each carefully selected sound on these pieces, they serve very much as just another piece in the musical jigsaw.

Get Lost is a masterfully crafted, slick and spacious work, which takes you away on a bewitching and deeply rewarding trip.

Hypnotic.

​Phil ​Bennett

Musician, actor, singer, music reviewer, Phil’s interests cover a lot of bases and this is reflected in the music he writes about. From blues to soul, ambient to electronic, Phil writes about artists he feels are interesting, true to their craft and worthy of your ears.