Effa Lente: The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4

Dublin multi-instrumentalist constructs his own cinema show.

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With a Tarantino soundtrack in mind, one day Dublin multi-instrumentalist David Alfred Reilly sat down to put together a 15-minute piece of music.

And then it snowballed. Finally it was a four-part, 45-minute single track, with every bit of it composed, played and mixed by Reilly in his home studio. No wonder his press shot has him looking like Terry Nutkins gone feral; this is a man who went from grappling one guitar in doom metal group Graveyard Dirt to flying solo on every instrument into a potential tubular hell. Thankfully, Reilly’s ideas will resonate with fans of Red-era Crimson, Opeth and Devin Townsend as a cyclic terrorscape of dischord, Roy Budd-like crime themes and classical piano passages permeate throughout. It’s some visionary journey, taking us from scene to scene via monster riffs, harpsichord bridges and glockenspiel crossroads that could have led to him losing the (narrative) plot altogether. Butit’s all elegantly paced and pleasingly dark. Lyrics? There are none, but there’s a short spoken word section that might throw more light on the story. Or not. Start your own investigation now.

Jo Kendall

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.