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celebrated both for his work as singer / lyricist / songwriter with 90s ALTERNATIVE ROCK veterans INCUBUS as well as his published efforts as a gifted VISUAL ARTIST, it is not hyperbole to state that BRANDON BOYD very much is a modern-day renaissance man. but i think what has often been criminally overlooked is his solo material as well as his side project / collaboration with producer BRENDAN O'BRIEN in SONS OF THE SEA.
to my ears BOYD's solo work is less adorned and more direct in both concept and orchestration than his work with INCUBUS, which is renowned for its INVENTIVE ORCHESTRATION and use of LUSH, COLORFUL SOUNDSCAPES. both projects showcase a poet with EASTERN PHILOSOPHICAL leanings concerned with our connection to EACH OTHER, our ENVIRONMENT and OURSELVES. SAME MESSAGE from a DIFFERENT MUSICAL PERSPECTIVE.
the solo work of BRANDON BOYD is compelling and well worth investigating and checking out, irrespective of whether or not you are a fan of INCUBUS.