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The Lucid Dream at The Victoria, London - live review

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Venue: The Victoria, London

Carlisle-based proggers cast impressive shapes in London

And then it happens. Mark Emmerson and Wayne Jefferson’s guitars – here fed through a phalanx of pedals – are, in tandem with Luke Anderson’s shimmering cymbals, creating a vortex of sound that holds the packed Victoria rapt. An exhilarating rush, it feels as if this moment has no end, but suddenly, just at the point where it feels that no more can be given or taken, Mike Denton’s bass comes pumping back into action, the drums lock into a murderous motorik groove and the venue erupts into pandemonium. Lights flash before blinking and almost unbelieving eyes, and glow sticks are waved by a delirious crowd, seriously losing its shit to a new generation of space rock.

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