By the end of “Lucid Intervals” my brain had melted onto the floor in spurts of bubbling melodic magma. I was in awe after the first time I heard it.

01 Lucid Intervals by Patrick Grant 7

Patrick Grant A SEQUENCE OF WAVES (twelve stories and a dream) Patrick Grant: guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion John Ferrari: drums, mallet instruments and percussion Nick Didkovsky: guitar solo on “Primary Blues” Dan Cooper: 7-string electric bass Lynn Bechtold: violin Dan Barrett: cello Recorded at John Kilgore Sound

“A Sequence of Waves” by Patrick Grant defies categorization for the sheer fact that it blends instruments together better than most projects I’ve heard so far this past year. His music is a challenge at times, but always rewarding. Grant himself plays guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion on the album, but the entire record is filled with violin, cello, and even mallet at times.

Check out “Alcohol” to get a better sense of his eclectic mix, a track that warps through phases of ELO and King Crimson upkeep. The guitar hammers home against the violin and piano, bringing alcohol up and down with a crushingly smooth repetition.

04 Alcohol by Patrick Grant 7

Patrick Grant A SEQUENCE OF WAVES (twelve stories and a dream) Patrick Grant: guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion John Ferrari: drums, mallet instruments and percussion Nick Didkovsky: guitar solo on “Primary Blues” Dan Cooper: 7-string electric bass Lynn Bechtold: violin Dan Barrett: cello Recorded at John Kilgore Sound

For me personally, the album shines brightest in it’s most ambient moments, in particular on tracks like “Seven Years At Sea.”

07 Seven Years At Sea by Patrick Grant 7

Patrick Grant A SEQUENCE OF WAVES (twelve stories and a dream) Patrick Grant: guitar, bass, viola, piano, keyboards and percussion John Ferrari: drums, mallet instruments and percussion Nick Didkovsky: guitar solo on “Primary Blues” Dan Cooper: 7-string electric bass Lynn Bechtold: violin Dan Barrett: cello Recorded at John Kilgore Sound

The song sounds like it is drowning while grinning at the same time, bringing doom and all out trippy vibes for every listener (the overdubbed reverb vocals are a nice touch too).

If you like great music with an edge of wit and sonic dynamite, you should definitely listen to this.

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