Artist/ Band: Phideaux
Title: 313
Label: Bloodfish
Year of Release: 2006
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The Review:

313 is the 5th and latest Phideaux album. Itís origins are traced back to March 2004 but shelved, probably in order to put out Chupacabras. Now in 2006, itís finally released, at first privately but now it seems to have more press about it. The music on this album is on par with his previous efforts especially Fiendish and Ghost Story but leaning more toward the former. The songs on 313 are shorter and more straightforward while retaining the surreal haunting vibe created on previous releases. This is his most accessible work o date but in todayís music world, heís sill far beyond what the mainstream has to offer.

Just like his previous albums, Phideaux has a knack for creating music that has the style and originality of music done in the late 60's and early 70's while retaining a modern vibe. The 313 album clocks in at 48 minutes of pure musical bliss In many ways Phideaux achieves what other bands have attempted, a world-wide music appeal I have listened to all of his albums and each have a special quality to them, but with each release he adds to his repertoire of sounds to include more of the late 70's and early 80's new wave/ art rock vibe.

So come check out his page over at MySpace.com for complete songs. After you hear the music of Phideaux, Iím sure youíll be a fan for life. This is a must have album, hands down especially for fans of Syd Barrett-era pink Floyd, David Bowie Peter Gabriel-era Genesis and Peter Gabriel early solo works to name a few.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on April 25th, 2006

Tracks:

1. Railyard
2. Have You Hugged Your Robot?
3. A Storm Of Cats
4. Never Gonna Go
5. Pyramid
6. There's Only One of You
7. Orangutan
8. Sick Of Me
9. In Search of Bitter Ore
10. Body To Space
11. Watching Machine
12. Run Singing Tiger
13. Benediction

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