There are many moments which remind the listener of Percy's legacy, Brand X. From the sheer drive and veracity of the disc's opening number, "Menagerie Animoto", to the textural wonderlust of "Rumsfeld's Spleen" (he lost his balls long ago), "The Ghost of 47 Letsby Ave.", and "Rising (Parts 1 & 2)", to the shattering of sonic thresholds apparent in "Definition Defied" (most appropriately titled!), one is constantly taken back to Brand X's era of musical adventurism in Percy's nuance-filled, clearly inspired, gymnastic playing here.
The textures and subtleties throughout this incredible disc -- combined with the quality of the musician's tones and the clear, present production -- make for a listening experience that the great fusion pioneers of the '70's never quite captured in a studio environment. The dynamics at work on this disc are sheer fusion magic.
Ritchie has formed a cohesive bond with Percy that transforms music sometimes bordering on chaos into flowing, grooving excursions. Few drummers could exhibit such a "sense of the appropriate" for music that is so swiftly and suddenly shifting gears.
For fans of pioneering fusion music, this disc will certainly NOT disappoint!
released February 23, 2010
Percy Jones (Fretless Bass); Scott McGill (Guitars); Ritchie DeCarlo (Drums, percussion, Theremin); special guest Markus Reuter - Produced & recorded by Ritchie DeCralo - Mixed by David Saia & Ritchie - mastered at Silvertone Mastering. Artwork by Anders Lazeret
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