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Vigil

by Trance Lucid

A cerebral balance of jazz fusion and instrumental art rock.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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2. Catwalk
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3. Claire
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4. Baroquen
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5. Twilight Dim
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6. Cloud 9
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Vigil is the second Trance Lucid cd, and was released in 2000 with a revamped lineup, after the band reformed as a 3-piece (guitar, bass, drums), and added bassist Bill Noertker.

The music was built on the 3-piece foundation and captures a true "band" feel. Armed with a wide spectrum of tonal colors, Vigil moves seamlessly between uptempo and mellower, more pensive numbers.

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Todd S. Jenkins

Rich, meditative instrumental music, finely crafted and heartfelt.
The compositions on Vigil, all by guitarist Dave Halverson, usually consist of repetitive themes that evolve subtly into new forms. The three performers have strong ears for texture and thematic variation that keep this disc oceans removed from the usual dross of trance music and contemporary jazz.

Halverson is an extremely flexible guitarist with a wealth of fresh ideas and techniques. On most tracks he relies on an appealingly vibrant fusion tone, with nice deviations. “Baroquen” begins with a sprightly, brittle acoustic theme before the electric guitar arrives in a warm wash of delay. The guitar on “Panhandler” bears a rougher, funkier edge; “Claire” is reminiscent of Eric Johnson in a pensive mood, while “Aquarelle” leans toward the gentle melodicism of Joe Pass. All these divergences of style are well-chosen and befitting the individual tunes, not merely intended to flaunt Halverson’s noteworthy chops.

The end product of Trance Lucid’s musical equation is compelling, moving fusion that neither browbeats listeners with manic guitar shredding or dulls the senses like so much contemporary electric jazz. Vigil is music that one can either choose to relax by or explore with deeper concentration. And it makes for a darn fine freeway soundtrack as well!
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