|Peter Thelen||24-Feb-2001||Rare Tracks|
At this point in their brief career, Providence had only released one album, ...And I'll Recite An Old Myth From, and graced at least one of Made In Japan's sampler discs (although they later reformed for the Choko Muro CD). Their sound is a powerful neo-progressive blending brilliant melodics, high energy delivery, and lengthy well-crafted compositions, with vocalist Yoko Kubota tying it all together. Rare Tracks is a collection of outtakes, rare live tracks, and so on, that apparently pre-date their 1990 album; these tracks tend to show more of an overt Crimsoid influence than might be hinted at on their album, and offer a different perspective of the band. While the performance, as might be expected, is outstanding, it should be noted that the sound is bootleg quality.
(Originally published in Exposť #1, p. 7, Edited for Gnosis 1/19/01)
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