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3.42 | 91 ratings

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4 stars I ran into this album in a bargain bin at small independent record store located in Lincoln Park in Chicago. It was 49 cents. What a great find! This being my first acquaintance with the band, I popped it my CD player for a nice soundtrack to the 4 hour drive back to Indiana and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

This is an album for those who like a lot of twist and turns in their prog. There are some obvious KANSAS influences here with a seemingly keyboard-dominated sound and the voice of Trent, which has an uncanny ability to sound like Steve Walsh one minute and even Ian Anderson the next, and then even Ty Tabor from KING'S X (esp. on "Late for Church"). I can also see a little ELP-sounding bits throughout, with hypnotic keyboards and exceptional drumming that kind of takes you along for the great, almost "jammy" ride that is Impossible Figures.

The album is considerably well produced, as are most of the albums that come out of InsideOut Records. All around, you can tell these guys had a lot of fun creating this record, and I can say that I had a lot of fun listening to it.

| 4/5 |


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