STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12145-1148 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Mini-album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Best
Formed around the husband-and-wife team of Leslie and Brent Walker, DC2D, as they are apparently known, came together out of a New-Wave Top 40 outfit, and combine the band with full time jobs. With the sound described as "...rich vocals woven with synthetic and organic textures," several things become immediately apparent. Leslie's lead vocals sound eerily like Petra's John Schlitt in a wobbly kind of way (for which doubtless neither of these two will thank me); also I think our definitions of "progressive rock" must be in conflict, as the sound is more reminiscent to me of '80s synth wizards Lams and Schreiner, and I must admit that I struggle to identify the progressive elements here. Even the 9/11 influenced "Dust (911)" which has become something of a landmark piece for DC2D, with radio airplay in several places, really doesn't do anything to move me at all, which is a real shame.
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