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Third album from workaholic Phil Vincent's side project.

Tragik is one of Phil Vincent’s bands and at the time of their first album back in 2005 I’d assumed that it was a vehicle for some of Vincent’s harder edged songs. Five years later and with album number three the difference is much less obvious with more guitars and less keyboards creeping into Phil’s solo albums and more variety on this Tragik disc. With all but one song credited to all three members, this time out Phil has dropped the guitars and handles vocals, bass and keyboards, Dirk Phillips is the drummer and also plays some keyboards, and all the guitars are courtesy of Damian D’ercole, who this time doesn’t play bass. Musical chairs anyone?
All I can say about ‘We All Turn To Dust’ is that it’s more varied than ‘Outlaw’ and continues the growth in terms of quality. It kicks off with piano & keyboards before turning into a densely layered tuneful instrumental that would have taken Tom Scholz five years to record. You get the usual catchy guitar based hard rock songs like ‘Jaded’ and ‘Black And White’ but a lot of the rest of the album is pretty unpredictable. ‘Shadows Of Loneliness’ for instance starts life as an upbeat rocker and ends up with all the other instruments dropping out to leave two minutes of orchestral keyboard swathes. Similarly ‘Long Way From Home’ is Boston-esque melodic rock with layers of keys and guitar harmonies that unexpectedly speeds up in the middle. ‘Giving In’ is another straight-ahead rock song that burst into staccato guitar and piano chords like Toto sometimes do, whilst the cool and laid-back ‘At The Shore’ has a King’s X way of building up to the end.
Throw in other memorable tunes like the moody ‘Can’t Find The Words’ (great drums and atmospheric keys!) and the Enuff Z’nuff style power pop of ‘Before It’s Gone’ and the job is already done. However, I didn’t really expect the more complex, almost progressive ‘Nothing’ which closes the album in a flash of brilliance, to be so different to everything that’s gone before. When I first heard it I had to dig out Kee Marcello’s ‘Melon Demon Divine’ album to get the same effect.
With a powerful and clear sound and such a varied collection of songs, Tragik have built on the best bits of the previous two records and thrown in a few left-field ideas that all work in one way or another, and Phil Vincent’s assured vocals help to give the different styles a single identity so that the album holds together. Another one for your shopping list.
Phil Ashcroft
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