Reflection Club – Still Thick As A Brick (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:42 minutes | 937 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Madvedge Records
Concurrent to the psychedelic rock formation MARGIN the multi-instrumentalist Lutz Meinert from Berlin, Germany launched the progressive rock projekt REFLECTION CLUB in 2017. With international participation he immediately began recording for the debut album Still Thick as a Brick. In this project Lutz Meinert (keyboards, bass, drums & percussion, background vocals) colloborated with the German guitarist Nils Conrad (CRYSTAL PALACE, ex FOR YOUR PLEASURE), the American flutist Ulla Harmuth and the English singer, acoustic guitar and flutist Paul Forrest (JETHRO TULL EXPERIENCE, ex DAYGLO PIRATES).
It is no coincidence that the title of the album brings to mind the 1972 masterpiece Thick as a Brick by the British rock band JETHRO TULL. This debut, however, is not a remake of Thick as a Brick. Instead Still Thick as a Brick is a tribute to the legendary classic. REFLECTION CLUB picks up the musical style of JETHRO TULL during their progressive rock phase between 1972 and 1973, expands on it with elements of jazz and fusion and creates a novel, nearly 48-minute-long, original composition, divided into 11 parts.
Like the 1972 classic predecessor Still Thick as a Brick is also a complex concept album. It contains a complete issue of a music magazine with a background article illuminating on the narrative background of the album, which can also be gleaned from the printed lyrics included.
Beyond that the story, on which the album is based, is visualised by an accompanying video as slide show, which extends over the entire HD stereo and surround mix on the attached DVD.
“Tull prog that is not copied, but inspired, arranged and produced with passion and compositional substance. Singer Paul Forrest shines, the fantastic presentation leaves nothing to be desired.”
1. Part 1: Prelude (02:00)
2. Part 2: Time Out (04:03)
3. Part 3: Years On The Fast Track (03:31)
4. Part 4: Rellington Town (06:17)
5. Part 5: The Club Of Hopeful Pinions (03:47)
6. Part 6: The Foray Of The Sharks (05:45)
7. Part 7: Sentimental Depreciation (05:19)
8. Part 8: Nervesoothers (03:09)
9. Part 9: The Great Dance Around The Golden Calf (03:36)
10. Part 10: Bedlam (05:48)
11. Part 11: Look Across The Sea (04:24)