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Victor

Extracted from W.H. Auden’s poem from the same name, Victor may be the enigmatic name given to Hurry guitarist Alex Lifeson’s 1st solo task. In 1994, for the very first time in their profession, the trio decided to have a break using their founded work program and Lifeson required the opportunity to construct his first single album. Documented over 10 weeks at his house studio, simply north of Toronto, the effect was an extremely dark, varied and aggressive recording. A lot of the documenting was finished by himself, with an extraordinary list of visitor music artists including guitarist Expenses Bell, bass participant Pete Cardinali, drummer Blake Manning and Primus bass participant Les Claypool. A lot of the vocals had been dealt with by Lifeson, with efforts from Edwin of I NATURE and acclaimed Canadian vocalist/songwriter Dalbello. By Lifeson’s personal entrance, the lyrical fare is dependant on relationships and like, subjects already protected a million occasions over, however the completely heavier and fiercer intention and execution produced Victor audio harder compared to the easy art-rock a lot of fans connected with contemporary Hurry. If anything, the prominence of a number of the acoustic guitar work recalled Hurry’s rockier amount of the 70s and early 80s; the inclusion of Dalbello’s effective vocals, sounding spookily like Hurry bass participant/vocalist Geddy Lee, on ‘Begin Today’ finished the illusion. Like a diversion from the most common output from Hurry, Victor provided a remarkable glimpse to their guitarist’s inventive single abilities.

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