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Steven Severin / Visions / RE (CD)

Although his name might be foreign to you, Steven Severin is no newcomer to the music world. Severin was one of the founding members of (and a co-lyricist and songwriter for) Siouxsie and the Banshees. Throughout the years, he's also collaborated with the likes of Lydia Lunch, Marc Almond, Robert Smith, and others while somehow also finding time to be a music critic, producer, poet, webmaster, musical direcotr and label owner. Visions is Severin's first solo instrumental album. Sounding much like music for a planetarium, all nine tracks feel very ambient with an underlying tone of some classic upbringings very reminiscent of Philip Glass. All songs are textured, mournful and a bit spooky. It's a record to get lost within, a record where time stops and nothing else really maters. -- ha-n

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