Cycles Of Behaviour
- Artikelnummer 32606
- Band/Artist: FLETCHER, NICK
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 19.03.2021
The album has contributions from luminaries from the world of prog including Dave Bainbridge ( ‘lifesigns’, ‘Downes Braide Assosication’, ‘Celestial Fire’, ‘Iona’ ,’Strawbs’) Tim Harries (ex Bill Bruford’s earthworks, ‘Steeleye Span’), Russ Wilson from the ‘Book of Genesis’ and Caroline Bonnett. Plus excellent flute and vocal contributions from the wonderful John Hackett.
Nick’s music incorporates many diverse influences all of which can be heard on his latest solo prog recording ‘Cycles of Behaviour’. His music has a unique take on the genre which incorporates such diverse influences that range from Pink Floyd, Genesis, Camel, Jazz fusion, Bruford, Holdsworth, Ravel, Stravinsky and the English choral composer Herbert Howells! It’s often powerful with wild virtuosic guitar playing and compositions which are full of emotional moments which pull the listener into an evocative sound world. The assembled band of John Hackett/Dave Bainbridge/Tim Harries/Russ Wilson and Caroline Bonnet, who also co produced, mixed and mastered the album; make this an incredible listen and something unique in the world of Progressive rock.
The album came about as there had been great press reaction to his previous recording with John Hackett ‘Beyond the Stars’ ‘Stella soloing and strong songs’...Sid Smith Progressive rock magazine, which was released on Esoteric records in 2018. Nick had been writing similar material and some new musical ideas that expanded on the ‘Beyond the Stars’ project, which posed a new direction and musical development. This can be heard on ‘Cycles of Behaviour’ with a broader sound palette and more instrumental tracks in the mix.
‘A fantastic album!..Nick Fletcher is probably the best jazz rock guitarist in the country. His fluency is astounding, plus he possesses a first rate classical guitar technique to boot! I find the combination of him working with my brother John is totally incendiary… I consider Nick Fletcher to be an absolute star’ …
Steve Hackett 2020