Number Seven (Phideaux Xavier album)

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Number Seven
Studio album by Phideaux Xavier
Released May 29, 2009
Genre Progressive rock
Psychedelic rock
Length 62:39
Label Bloodfish Media
Producer Gabriel Moffat
Phideaux Xavier chronology
Doomsday Afternoon
(2007)
Number Seven
(2009)
Snowtorch
(2010)

Number Seven is the seventh studio album by American musician Phideaux Xavier. It is a concept album based on their main character; a dormouse. Inside, it features 20 pages of artwork where we can see the dormouse and the other characters.

The album's first and last song are "Dormouse - A Theme" and "Dormouse - An End" (reminiscent on King Crimson's In the Wake of Poseidon). It is divided in three acts.[1]

Musical styles[edit]

The album is played by the live band, with no outside musicians or orchestra. Its musical style is closer to their albums Chupacabras and Doomsday Afternoon. It is a blend of progressive rock and psychedelic rock with chamber jazz and classical music.[2]

Remastered edition[edit]

A remastered version of the album was released on April 2010.[3] Phideaux later said about the original release of Number Seven: "[...], we made a mistake with the first issue of Number Seven by breaking up the songs into smaller sub-bits for people to have easy access to. People couldn't really find the 'songs' of Number Seven."[4] The remastered version of the album fused many of the original version's short tracks into longer tracks.

Track listing[edit]

One: Dormouse Ensnared
No. Title Length
1. "Dormouse: A Theme"   1:08
2. "Waiting for the Axe to Fall"   6:13
3. "Hive Mind"   4:00
4. "The Claws of a Crayfish"   5:41
5. "My Sleeping Slave"   3:26
Two: Dormouse Escapes
No. Title Length
1. "Darkness at Noon"   1:50
2. "Prequiem"   1:53
3. "Gift of the Flame"   6:07
4. "Interview With a Dormouse"   1:17
5. "Thermonuclear Cheese"   1:54
6. "The Search for Terrestrial Life"   5:32
7. "A Fistful of Fortitude"   2:41
Three: Dormouse Enlightened
No. Title Length
1. "Love Theme From 'Number Seven'"   7:06
2. "Storia Senti"   6:42
3. "Infinite Supply"   4:57
4. "Dormouse: An End"   2:16

Remastered edition[5][edit]

One: Dormouse Ensnared
No. Title Length
1. "Dormouse: A Theme"   1:08
2. "Waiting for the Axe to Fall"
  • "Waiting for the Axe to Fall"
  • "Hive Mind"
  • "The Claws of a Crayfish"
  • "My Sleeping Slave"  
19:22
Two: Dormouse Escapes
No. Title Length
1. "Darkness at Noon"
  • "Darkness at Noon"
  • "Prequiem"  
3:44
2. "Gift of the Flame"   6:58
3. "Interview With a Dormouse"   0:28
4. "Thermonuclear Cheese"   1:55
5. "The Search for Terrestrial Life"
  • "The Search for Terrestrial Life"
  • "A Fistful of Fortitude"  
8:14
Three: Dormouse Enlightened
No. Title Length
1. "Love Theme From 'Number Seven'"
  • "Love Theme From 'Number Seven'"
  • "Storia Senti"  
13:50
2. "Infinite Supply"   4:59
3. "Dormouse: An End"   2:17
Total length:
62:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Mixed by Gabriel Moffat
  • Artwork by Linda Ruttan-Moldawsky
  • Graphic Production by Molly Ruttan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CD & DVD Reviews". Epic Prog. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Number Seven (Remastered) publish website". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Phideaux interview with DPRP’s Brian Watson". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  5. ^ "Number Seven (Remastered) publish website". Retrieved 2012-09-12.