Former The Obsessed and Kyuss bassist, Scott Reeder issues his 1st solo disc, TunnelVision Brilliance. And as far apart in genres as his 2 former legendary bands are, this CD is a complete departure from both of those intensely intriguing musical landscapes. Now don't get me wrong, TunnelVision Brilliance is quite an interesting listen. It invites the listener to pull up a seat, sit down and take a listen.
The CD's musical exploration begins with the opening small trek of "When I Was", and into the David Bowie-esque, "Thanks". Just 2 tracks into this CD and you get the feeling of the songwriting range that Mr.Reeder is capable of. Earthy tones, airy landscapes, pure enlightenment..wait this isn't a Pink Floyd record, or is it?! You are taken on a great ride through hills and valleys of musical expression and no 2 songs are the same, but they all seem to fit together. This is just a great record and very hard to put into any category, just the way I'm sure that Reeder wanted it! Pure self expression at it's core.
Songs like "For Renee", "Queen Of Greed" or "The Fourth" show off a great songwriting chops. And that is what obviously was on Scott Reeder's plate when creating this record..songwriting! Something that has become a sort of lost art. No attempts at the Radio hit, no trying to please the Corporate mainstream. Scott Reeder has something to say and does it in many different ways, which is just flat out refreshing!! Part acoustic, part stoner rock, part self medication equals one very fascinating CD.
The Kyuss influence is more felt on this record than that of The Obsessed, and with each additional listen to TunnelVision Brilliance more layers become ever present. This is one of the most enjoyable records that I've come across in sometime. Music is about expression and that is exactly what you get from Scott Reeder's TunnelVision Brilliance. Emotional self expression in its purest, most vulnerable form. A look into Reeder's consciousness, be they altered or not, without disguise.
A quality audio journey that only gets better with each listen!!
- When I was
- The Silver Tree
- For Renee
- The Day Of Neverending
- Queen Of Greed
- Fuck You All
- To An End
- The Fourth
- As I'm Dreamin'