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Concurrent to the psychedelic rock formation MARGIN the multi-instrumentalist Lutz Meinert from Berlin, Germany launched the progressive rock projekt REFLECTION CLUB in 2017. With international participation he immediately began recording for the debut album Still Thick as a Brick. In this project Lutz Meinert (keyboards, bass, drums & percussion, background vocals) colloborated with the German guitarist Nils Conrad (CRYSTAL PALACE, ex FOR YOUR PLEASURE), the American flutist Ulla Harmuth and the English singer, acoustic guitar and flutist Paul Forrest (JETHRO TULL EXPERIENCE, ex DAYGLO PIRATES).
It is no coincidence that the title of the album brings to mind the 1972 masterpiece Thick as a Brick by the British rock band JETHRO TULL. This debut, however, is not a remake of Thick as a Brick. Instead Still Thick as a Brick is a tribute to the legendary classic. REFLECTION CLUB picks up the musical style of JETHRO TULL during their progressive rock phase between 1972 and 1973, expands on it with elements of jazz and fusion and creates a novel, nearly 48-minute-long, original composition, divided into 11 parts.
Like the 1972 classic predecessor Still Thick as a Brick is also a complex concept album. It contains a complete issue of a music magazine with a background article illuminating on the narrative background of the album, which can also be gleaned from the printed lyrics included.
Beyond that the story, on which the album is based, is visualised by an accompanying video as slide show, which extends over the entire HD stereo and surround mix on the attached DVD.
“Tull prog that is not copied, but inspired, arranged and produced with passion and compositional substance. Singer Paul Forrest shines, the fantastic presentation leaves nothing to be desired.”
“Still Thick As A Brick” really doesn’t need to hide behind its great role model “Thick As A Brick”.
“All in all the music is captivating. Very well done, with a love for the original. More prog classics should be picked up in this way.”
Released March 3, 2021 in stereo and April 2, 2021 as 5.1/2.0 96 kHz 24 bit FLAC.
All tracks written, arranged and produced by Lutz Meinert.
Lyrics by Lutz Meinert and George Boston.
Full members of Reflection Club, who where significantly involved in the production:
Nils Conrad electric guitar
Paul Forrest lead vocals, acoustic guitar, flute on Part 2: Time out
Ulla Harmuth flute on all pieces except Part 2: Time out
drums and percussion, organ, grand piano, harpsicord, electric bass, double bass, vibraphone,
chimes, background vocals on some tracks
The Rellington Resort Orchestra, conducted by Laura Palmer
Vanessa Wiltshire – Solo violin on Part 6 – Sentimental Depreciation and Part 10 – Bedlam
The Little Indian Restaurant Ensemble – Sitar and percussion
The Bagpipe Club Willy Scotty – Bagpipes and piccolo flutes
Some strong-voiced members of the Rellington Football Club – Shouts and insane noise.
Lead vocals, acoustic guitar and flute on Part 2: Time out recorded by Paul Forrest at Woodland Studios.
Electric guitars recorded by Nils Conrad at Bottstaedter Studio, Schwante.
All other instruments and background vocals recorded by Lutz Meinert at Imago-Studio, Berlin.
Mixing and mastering of stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Lutz Meinert.
Cover design by Lutz Meinert.
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