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This trio from Carbondale (Illinois) is known for a single art rock album entitled "Order Through Chaos". It features a dozen guest musicians who contributed everything from keyboards, bass and drums to sitar, violin, organ, flute and vocals. Made up of material gathered between 1984 and 1993, the album sounds rather 80ish but it is far from unpleasant. The music has the complexity of VISIBLE WIND, some ambiences reminiscent of PULSAR and DE DE LIND, some folkish accents la JETHRO TULL plus a bit of PINK FLOYD. The vocalist sounds vaguely like Justin Hayward.

The first half of the album emphasizes the vocal tracks whereas the second favours longer, epic instrumentals. Among those, you'll hears some bombastic GENESIS and PINK FLOYD-like passages with excellent guitar riffs as well as more pastoral moments with flute and acoustic guitar. Not overly complex but well done overall.

If you like art rock with the crisp sound of the 80's, you'll surely enjoy this album.

: : : Lise (HIBOU), CANADA : : :

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 Order Through Chaos  by IT album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.56 | 18 ratings

Order Through Chaos
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Review by ljubaspriest

4 stars I got this disc some ten years ago.After first listen it left me completely unmoved,but after few spins it grew on me.IT is a project of two American musicians,Scott Munson and Todd Freeman and although I have never heard of them before (or after for that matter) I got to admit this music sound so fresh and complete,and yes,so seventies.It's a mix of classic seventies symph-prog and psychedelia,with excellent production values and top-notch instrumentation.For some reason it doesn't sound american to me at all,it has more of a european feel.Songs are all connected and whole thing looks like one continuous musical piece.Album is actually compiled from songs made through the span of ten years and represent a good example of resurgence of prog music during early nineties.Order through chaos comes highly recommended to all interested in early nineties prog.
Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

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