Phil Lewis - Generation Ecstasy

Monday 1st December 1997
Phil Lewis - Generation Ecstasy
Phil Lewis - Generation Ecstasy

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette EP

Reviewed by Tim Cockram

'Generation Ecstacy' is a six song mini album that could best be described as eclectic. It's also rather good. Phil's songs cover a wide spectrum of styles from bloke-with-guitar-and-voice to art house rock. Side one of the cassette kicks off with "Coming To You" which vies with side two's opener "Dark Days" for the title of strongest song. The sound is just a bit too brittle with cymbals that splash and there is too much reverberation at times, shame really as the production values are very good. There are some really interesting sounds that demand attention. Check out the sound in the chorus of "Coming To You" or the tabla on "Child". Great stuff! The big disappointment is that there are only six tracks. More next time please.

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