Mark Dwane

Paradigm Shift

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Hearing many Patrick O'Hearn stylings-perhaps similar technology yields similar results-I must say I enjoy Dwane as much if not a tad moreso than O'Hearn. I suppose it is Dwane's continual drawing upon the Muse of hidden sciences, the paranormal, and alternate occultic realities that keeps his vision fresh and interesting. On "Giza," you get a nifty taste of Egyptoid synthworlds- mostly done on MIDI guitar. Percussion handled by the Roland R8. Supreme cut, is 7:02 "The Pleiadian Paradigm." It was a true Jonn Serrie moment yet full of strange undertones, otherworldly female croonings, and swirling tachyon drive pulsings propelling you across folded spacetime. There's even a bit of that Mike Oldfield/Tubular Bells happening here. "Paragons Of Light" outros things with the first hint that Dwane is a guitar player doing that string "bongo slap and echo thing" that Ronnie Montrose uses on several releases. Of course this is gradually immersed in an ocean of MIDI effects and ultra-hip-cool treatments and synth solo overlays.

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