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TALES OF THE ETERNAL MOMENT

AMUSED INTO COLLUSION             CONFUSING TRUTH AND ILLUSION

 

 T.O.T.E.M.

tales  of  the  eternal  moment

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Back in the most formative of primary years, Matt was known to his friends as Spike. He became infatuated with the power of rock music, and feverishly went about learning all he could to be able to emulate his musical heroes, from that moment on.

 With a good many seasons past since, having used a lot of those learned attributes in his illustrious theatrical career, along with studies in ethnomusicology and eastern mysticism, he is now delighted to release these Tales Of The Eternal Moment

With the assistance of Nick Granville on guitar and Jacob Randall on the drums, this is essentially a 3 piece rock band foundation, over which Spike poetically lays out a finely balanced point of view, utilising an extremely versatile vocal range.

The album begins with Paradise, a bright sunny quasi-reggae song, it then veers into the heavy funk groove of Eureka that rises to fever pitch. The heart of the work is the sweet and subdued Labyrinth, that is followed up by the equally profound but more driven Revolution. The finale is the celebratory Freedom, with a stonking rock feel and a quirky surprise or two.

All in all, its 22 minutes of thrilling and engaging original music. Perhaps it would be better termed as an EP, but this playing is by no means extended. It is a concise and varied body of work, with a strong inner journey narrative tying it all together.

 

 


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