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4.24 | 14 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ritual Factory (4:37)
2. The Whole Life (3:23)
3. Sadhu's Jewel (6:51)
4. Ghost In My House (5:29)
5. Dream Of Little Ground Fire (5:09)
6. Brozo (4:29)
7. Dead Monkey Road (6:03)
8. Black Market (4:11)
9. Ray-Gun (4:13)
10. Landings (5:58)
11. Red Quantum (6:13)

Total Time: 56:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Masi / guitars
- Randy Coven / bass
- John Macaluso / drums

Releases information

CD Lion Music
Track 8 is a Weather Report cover.

Thanks to deepestpurple for the addition
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MCM Ritual Factory ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

MCM Ritual Factory reviews

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Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I know Alex Masi from his band Condition Red which I think should have been included here at this site. I love his guitar work. In this three-piece band he proves it that he can do an excellent project. From its opening track "Ritual Factory" (4:37) it's really clear for my ears that each member of this project is really skillful in their contribution. I can hear clearly how the music is taken into relatively fast speed with speed guitar solo and great bass lines. This opening track is really a masterpiece. It flows in the same energy through "The Whole Life" (3:23) where Randy Coven's bass guitar work is really stunning. It reminds me to the work of Jaco Pastorius. The guitar solo is still stunning and it has become a major component for this track. "Sadhu's Jewel" (6:51) is still another excellent track with great combination of guitar and bass guitar work. Even though the tempo is slower but this is still an excellent track.

What surprises me is the band's cover of Weather Report in "Black Market". In this case, the band interprets the music into its style without having to change the foundation of the music. Fans of Weather Report must listen to this song.

Overall, this is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. The composition is tight, performance is good and enjoyable.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Latest members reviews

5 stars I must say to all! This is really great, this is the best new this year.. If You want Liquid Tension with an even sharper edge, Youve got it! This is razor- sharp, and will blow your mind if youre not prepared. These musicians upper edge is composistion, skill, creativity and pure joy set in a ... (read more)

Report this review (#62215) | Posted by | Thursday, December 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is the best prog/jazz/fusion record i've heard in years. Mostly instrumental. Incredible musicians. I just keep on listening to it again and again and again. I'm not gonna try to label it or anything, but it's kind of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Dream Theater, heavy as hell b ... (read more)

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