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Dean Kimball
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Dean Kimball This is one of the top releases for 2018 in my opinion. I love the vocalists accent which is perfect for the music. The songs on this album provide several different views of what we are doing to our planet and what the outcome of this may be. I don't view this as the dark vision other reviewers have described but more of a view into how mankind will have to struggle to survive if we don't get serious about managing our resources and pollution right now.

Fantastic album guys!
Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) The topic of this concept album is a quite interesting one, delving creatively into visions of several alternative parallel universes of mankind, all of them not really appealing, or even dystopian. What's left in the end is to pray for help from a higher power - although it is left unclear if it's willing to show us a way out... The songs on this album, most of the time entangled in a pondering mood, exhibit a haunting melancholy, reflecting a deep longing for salvation. Since I'm not a native speaker of the English language, I don't care that much for the obvious French accent throughout the vocals. However, more distracting to me is the wrong emphasis on the syllables of many words. But that's just a minor drawback. Anyway, it's a truly impressive album with a vital message! Favorite track: The Promised Land.
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Devolution 07:15
To This Day 05:56
Original Sin 05:48
Prayer 06:19


Actually our planet has always been a finite resource, but nowadays awareness of how much we're abusing it is on the rise... In this album we wanted to explore alternative ways for humanity to pursue its journey through time. Maybe a global authoritarian government will enforce biosphere preservation (Necessary evil). Maybe the wealthiest will build their private paradises (Walls and protection). What if overpopulation is dealt with in the way of Soylent Green (To this day)... Or what will happen if geo-engineering megaprojects are attempted (Under control)? Some speak about tweaking our own genes to adapt to a hotter climate (Heirs of time) while others dream of sending humanity to the stars by way of intergenerational spaceships (The promised land). But maybe, in the long run, humanity will be superceded by mechanical beings (Original sin) or just eventually go extinct (The great leap)... Whatever awaits us, a prayer can do no harm...


released April 7, 2018

All music & lyrics by Delusion Squared

Steven Francis - guitars, vocals, drums & additional programming
Emmanuel de Saint Méen - bass, keyboards & backing vocals

Emilie De Neef - flute & backing vocals
Steve Hill - lyrics & vocal advisor
Arnaud Régnier-Loilier - visual arts
Robert McClung - additional vocals

Cover picture by Dalibor Saratlija

Mixed at the Incredible House Studio

Mastered by Tailormade Mastering

Lyrics can be found online at

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Delusion Squared is a progressive rock band formed early 2009 by seasoned musicians Steve Francis and Emmanuel de Saint Méen, who wanted to merge classic influences with a neo-prog approach to storytelling. Lorraine's rich vocals gives Steve Francis's guitar riffs and Saint Méen's hypnotic keyboard pulses a fragility and a depth of emotion. ... more

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