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313

a Studio release
by
Phideaux

Release Year: 2005

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Bloodfish zyz-0313
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 3/12/2006 12:00:00 AM
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  1. Railyard (3:32)
  2. Have You Hugged Your Robot? (3:08)
  3. A Storm of Cats (2:34)
  4. Never Gonna Go (3:43)
  5. Pyramid (4:13)
  6. There's Only One of You (2:37)
  7. Orangutan (2:57)
  8. Sick of Me (5:41)
  9. In Search of Bitter Ore (4:03)
  10. Body to Space (5:33)
  11. Watching Machine (2:27)
  12. Run Singing Tiger (3:37)
  13. Benediction (4:05)
Phideaux Xavier
guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Richard Hutchins
drums, percussion
Ariel Farber,
Linda Ruttan-Moffat.
Valerie Gracious
vocals
Julie Hair
bass, voice, percussion, paper
Gabriel Moffat
guitar, bass, textures, protools
Molly Ruttan-Moffat
drum, vocals
Mark Sherkus
keyboards, synths, electric guitar

Reviewed by Marc on 04 May 2006


This is the third album from Phideaux I have had the chance to review and it is the most "radio friendly" of the three. 313 consists of thirteen short tracks that are quite catchy, even though this is clearly never done for commercial ambitions.

Listening to 313, I am tempted to ask the question: What would Allan Parsons Project sound like if David Bowie became their lead singer? The music on 313 is quite original, but answering the question would perhaps offer something close to what I can hear on this very good album.

If you are a fan of good 80's inspired Prog/Pop à la Allan Parsons Project or Mike Oldfiel, 313 comes highly recommended. Good stuff that merits to be heard by the widest audience possible.