--Byron Coley, "Size Matters", The Wire May 2011
Music For The Eden Project
"With the recent tragic passing of Captain Beefheart, Gary Lucas has again found himself expounding on the man he worked for around 30 years ago but, since then, this ferociously-prolific guitarist has unleashed a mind-blowingly diverse barrage of collaborations and solo projects, all connected by his incandescent guitar salvos and barrier-crunching excursions.
His latest statement was composed for ‘a psychedelic environmental installation’, in collaboration with UK visual artist Paul McGowan, appearing as a limited, turquoise vinyl seven-inch single. One side sees Lucas cleave a breathtaking hall of mirrors flight path aided by a deftly-operated electronic arsenal which accentuates rather than dominates. The other serves as a similarly-captivating example of his steel-string mastery, sometimes echoing the virtuosity and unknown pleasures of the great John Fahey, the late genius who defined the form nearly 50 years ago. Well worth tracking down."