Rev cover

Kurt Ralske’s final album as Ultra Vivid Scene was also that artistic guise’s creative high point, with him leading a trio lineup to produce an elegant, powerful and still underappreciated release that was in its own world, a glam/art rock/psychedelic beauty. Kicking in with one of his twisted odes in the form of “Candida” and building to longer tracks like “The Portion of Delight” and the penultimate slow burn epic “Blood and Thunder,” Rev found Ralske able to embrace a bit of easy swagger and demonstrate some of his best guitar heroics along the way with ease.

Ned Raggett