Artist: Transience
Title: Sliding
Label/ Date: Cyclops/ 1999


Tracks:

1. At Squaw Peak [7:54]
2. Sliding [4:19]
3. Desert Falls [12:59]
4. LA Post [4:58]
5. Captiva Island [5:42]
6. Utah Reisted [8:28]
7. The Seven Pools [19:04]
8. Stanley Park [3:00]


The Review:

Transience started out as Lands End keyboard player Fred Hunter's solo project but ended up as a sort of "unofficial" follow up to Natural Selection as the other three band members all play significant parts on this recording.

Guitarist Francisco "Kiko" Neto supplies some of his most sensitive work to date including some very tasty spanish style guitar playing.

Jeff McFarland's emotional vocal delivery just gets better and it shows on the debut of Transience with the emotional and thought provoking lyrics.

This time out, Fred shares drum duties with Mark Lavallee as well as playing bass and producing his great keyboard sounds.

The music on Sliding is more melodic and focused than previously done in Lands End even with the longish tracks but it's still a must have for Lands End fans.

Highlights for me are the opening track "At Squaw Peak"and "LA Post".

On a related note, please click here to see a review of their sampler featuring Lands End & Ceramic tracks as well as a brand new Transience song.

~Ron for ProgNaut.com [October 25th, 2002]


Band Members:

Fred Hunter - Keyboards, Bass, Drums
Francisco "Kiko" Neto - Guitars
Jeff MacFarland - Vocals
Steve Ades - Saxophone
Mark Lavellee - additional drums on "The Seven Pools"


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