Home » LUPE – “SEEKER OF SOUND” (2023)


by MythofRock

Lupe returns with a fresh, third album, marking a significant departure from previous solo projects as the artist now collaborates with a regular band. “Seeker of Sound” embodies a collective effort, showcasing Lupe as one of the cornerstones of the Greek rock scene. Building on the foundations laid by the earlier albums “Burn” and “Dark Room,” this release fuses elements of gothic and art rock. However, this new album is more ‘70s progressive rock and less gothic – it is evident that Lupe are influenced by the melodramatic/melancholic progressive rock of the late sixties and the early seventies (King Crimson, Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple etc.), creating a sound that is both haunting and majestic. The listener is immersed in a beautiful, mysterious atmosphere, guided by mesmerizing compositions that hold deep, intrinsic value. “Seeker of Sound” elicits a range of emotions – from joy to sorrow, establishing a profound connection to the soul. A duality is palpable here – darkness and brightness coexist within the same space and the essence of life’s contrasting elements is wonderfully captured. This 45-minute masterpiece is a symphony of black and white, day and night, positive and negative, a spectrum of emotions – childhood’s laughter, grandfather’s mourning, the original soundtrack of life within marvelous songs. “Seeker of Sound” transcends boundaries, incorporating diverse styles of rock music – classic rock, gothic rock, post-punk, indie rock, dark wave, and even pop. The vocals evoke shivers, the guitars delicately cut like a knife, the keys paint dreamy soundscapes, and the violin lingers in the mind. Despite the modern sound, the album exudes a vintage charm, reminiscent of a rediscovered vinyl record from the attic, of a lost, forgotten melody playing on the radio … “Seeker of Sound” is for seekers of exceptional music. We all have now the golden opportunity to pause, appreciate, and savor the timeless brilliance of a musical gem. To dream.

♦ 9/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos

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