The second record Numbers from Light Demage was recently released. On the record Light Damage uses their music to illustrate a part of the life of six different persons, famous or not, but being remarkable in one way or another by what they made or achieved. Additional musicians have been added for vocals, violins, cellos, double bass and flutes. Light Demage have changed drummer, but the sound remain the same. 80`s neoprog with some hard riff, and in the quieter moments the band sounds like 70’s bands like Genesis.
A direct comparison would still be possible with the older Pendragon and in the shorter tracks with the still relatively unknown Retrospective from Poland. The vocals are often performed by a man and awoman, and is one of the strengths of the band. In addition there are beautiful inserts of flute, cello and violin. It fits together pretty well and gives the album a good ammount of variations.
The band also dares to play a long track like From Minor To Sailor that ticks in at over 19 minutes. The music of this track changes from harder to softer parts, and sometimes stops completely in order to re-strike with force the next moment. Overall, the musicians convinces me on Numbers. It should be emphasized that Phantom Twin, a partly spacy track have many ideas that are all implemented meaningfully.
The foundation for Light Damage was laid in Luxembourg in 2005, after a yearly festival, Spirit of 66, where drummer Sébastien Pérignon and guitarist Stephane Lecocq got to know each other. They joined up with singer/guitarist Nicholas-John Dewez and bass player Fréderik Hardy. The band finally set out to record their self-title debut album, that was released in October of 2014.