Shadows of Ecstasy
Shadows of Ecstasy is Edgar Breau's first post Simply Saucer solo album, recorded in 1990 at iconic Grant Avenue Studio (Dan Lanois founded), mastered by Detroit studio whiz, Jim Diamond with front cover art work by J.D. King. Bob Mersereau, the dean of east coast Canadian music critics, opined : "It's a gem, no surprise, and finds Breau at an intriguing crossroads in his writing. While they are acoustic based, the cuts are full-band numbers, with old Saucer bandmate Kevin Christoff on bass, plus drums and electric guitar. Breau's quirky vocals are augmented with harmonies from Compton Roberts, and his acoustic licks weave gently with the electric instruments. It's somewhere between his future solo folk and his previous Saucer psyche, but like all his work, utterly unique. The melodies are dreamy and quite beautiful, a contrast with Breau's warble. The lyrics are equally eclectic, mesmerizing stories that seem like fiction from an unknown country or a parallel world. Nothing bizarre, just nothing we've heard before.
If you're new to the Saucer world, this isn't a bad place to fall into the rabbit hole. For fans it's a great joy, the best of both worlds Breau solo and Saucer-shaped."