Title - 'Open 28 Hours'
Artist - Fischer's Flicker
To catch everyone up, Fischer's Flicker is a Chicago-based act that has gone under many names in the past, but now hails as Fischer's Flicker.
Scott Fischerís brain is like a vast musical amusement park and he wants to take us all on a thrilling ride. Fischerís Flicker is the latest brainchild of Fischer and marks the next step in a musical evolution that began over 15 years ago.
While Fischerís Flickerís debut album, Katmandonít is certainly more ďmatureĒ sounding than Fischerís previous efforts, containing none of his trademark humorous rock tunes, it stays true to the core of Fischerís music with big melodies and ambitious composition.
As do the effervescent Pro-Rock sounds to be found on their brand new seventh album, Open 28 Hours, out now via Lavender Katydid Records.
1. 'The In-Betweener'
2. 'You & Everybody'
3. 'No More Looking Back'
4. '3 6 9'
7. 'Smoke Signals
8. 'Farther To The Sun'
9. 'Mother Of A Ship'
Featuring Scott Fischer, Ricky Lyons, Turan Yon, Andy Sviatko, Tim Gavin, and Patrick Gunderson, this quite brilliant album kicks off in fine foot-tappin' style with one the of best tracks on the album, the straight out blues and soul rock of 'The In-Betweener'. A rhythmic light Prog vibe kicks in with 'You & Everybody', and takes more of a hold on a cover of the lesser-known Kinks song 'No More Looking Back', and then the guitar heavy '3 6 9.'
The mid-tempo Prog journey undertaken on 'Spiders' is them at their collective best, whilst 'Sensi-Mental' and the autobiographical 'Smoke Signals' are perfect examples of what Fischer's Flicker bring to the table. 'Farther To The Sun' is an interesting, Frank Zappa-esque approach to music, as is the longest track on the album, the near-ten minute 'Mother Of A Ship.'
On what has thus far played out as a diverse mix tape from an alternate '80s scene back on another planet, the whole musical experience is then wrapped up in ballad style with the beautifully serene, dulcet tones of 'Zen.'
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