Creativity of a Different Kind: LUCID 8 IDLE REVOLUTION
Usually I talk of "CREATIONS" that are mine or others in the venue of being an arts and crafts, but this site is a call to creativity of all kinds. So today, I would like to suggest another area of creativity: Music. Soothes the soul and the raging beast. Here is a review of a new group. All opinions here, as always are my own. This music was given to me as a gift for review on my blogs.
While listening to music this afternoon, I discovered Lucid 8 and their
album, Idle Revolution. This group is very different in several ways. One is that
each song did not sound like the last one played, as can often happen in one
album. In fact, some of the songs weren't completely in the same genre.Each song could fit into a different
grouping.What I mean is when I listened
to the first track, “Normalcy Bias” I felt I could have been listening to
Metallica. The start of soft keying that builds and burst forth in feelings of
urgency combining with words that call us to action, to be conscious about what
we are doing, what they are doing, to rise above it and see things for what
they really are.
“The Truth”, the second track,
something in the rhythms made me think of Korn. The music and song making me
feel the anger of the artist at the lies that he’s been told and that he can’t
trust anything that is said anymore.
The song "The Only One"
reminded me of Mellencamp’s Jack and Diane, because of the light bounce in the
music, a part that included rhythmic clapping. In that and the words led me to
feel the excitment of meeting someone for the first time and that it might be
love at first sight, and hoping, begging “let me be the only one”. “Pieces”
shined, in parts, of glorious moments of Three Doors Down. Light, yet conveying
joy and celebration of having a special one in your life and a true promise
that they will always be “a piece of my heart’.
By this time, I’m beginning to realize the various feelings the songs have
evoked in me: “The Road” through word and music conveys the yearning for a
loved one while your work takes you on the road. “Cliche” gives a feeling of
warning not to “fill up the spaces with so called wisdom of cliches”, and is
backed by “Lucidity” another quiet but urgent call to be sure you are seeing
what is really happening around us.
This leads to the album title song,
“Idle Revolution”. The music took me back to Green Day with a tender guitar and
piano interludes. I began to understand the culmination of all the songs on
this album and the music and words as a call to be lucid, conscious, to stand
up for what we believe in, to examine our thoughts because what we have learned
may be lies. We may have become too willing to believe our thoughts, our faults
so much, that we don’t want to admit they may be wrong. It is time for us to
look outside and around us and change what is not right in an “Idle Revolution”
I realize that in this review, I have made many comparisons to other
groups. I am by no way, saying they are copying others, not at all. I mean THIS
IS A MULTI TALENTED GROUP that gives you many choices in one production
album.If one song is not your taste,
listen to another, they will eventually please you. As for me, I love all kinds
of music from heavy metal to country to classical and all that in between. I
felt I could go to different songs to suit my different moods. I love the call
to consciousness throughout the album that results in an “Idle revolution” for
the betterment of life.
I can’t wait to
listen to their other works. (two previous albums) With each song, you can’t be
sure what you get until you listen. I haven’t fallen for a group in quite
awhile.It’s time and this one is it,
LUCID 8 - Idle Revolution. It’s the beginning of something really great! Don’t
miss it. Here’s the link where you can find Idle Revolution and Lucid 8’s other