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MIND GALLERY

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Canada


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MIND GALLERY is heavy and dark, almost to the extreme. They propose a very complex, adventurous Progressive rock close to DJAM KARET, EDHELS or even TIEMKO. Being purely instrumental, the music conjures up real and imaginary places like the best "program" music in the classical realm.

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The Lemmings Were PushedThe Lemmings Were Pushed
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Guilty Until Proven RichGuilty Until Proven Rich
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Three Meals From RevolutionThree Meals From Revolution
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2.77 | 12 ratings
The Lemmings Were Pushed
1991
3.96 | 7 ratings
Guilty Until Proven Rich
1995
3.92 | 5 ratings
Three Meals From Revolution
2000
0.00 | 0 ratings
10th Anniversary (Special Edition)
2001

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 The Lemmings Were Pushed  by MIND GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.77 | 12 ratings

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The Lemmings Were Pushed
Mind Gallery Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars Elio Bruno (keyboards), Tracy Gloeckner (drums) and Mike Anderton (guitars) of Mind Gallery were playing together since late-70's, with One-Eyed King being their first regular band along with Dennis Vasile on bass, but the Vancouver-based quartet wasn't meant to stay because of the rocky relationship beyween Anderton and Gloeckner.Elio and Tracy continued to play together and by late-80's they decided to form Mind Gallery with Anderton returning this time on bass duties, while Bruno brought in guitarist Gary Bourgeois, who was running a local music store once Bruno visited.In 1991 ''The Lemmings Were Pushed'' was self-released and produced on the Mind Games label.

We are talking about early-90's here, Progressive Rock revival was still in an embryonic phase, but these guys were determined to play uncommercial and complicated music.The album is a very intricate mix of Symphonic Progressive Rock and Fusion with plenty of keyboard work, led by Bruno's great talent, but also some nice performances by the rest of the crew.An all instrumental effort, ''The Lemmings Were Pushed'' offers series of dramatic deliveries, where complex keyboard-driven Fusion meets perfectly melodic symphonic-inclined breaks.The keyboard work is simply fascinating with lots of sudden breaks, atmospheric synths and virtuosic playing, Bruno can really play in a masterful level to say the least.The guitar work of Bourgeois is another highlight.From complicated odd time signatures to jazzy solos and from superb melodic touches to some great interplays with Bruno's keyboards.The rhythm section is strong and solid and all these musicians managed to create a stable, rich and coherent style, much with its own personality.The superb dreamy passages alternating with the demanding technical instrumental parts are endless, fully-inspired and captivating, making the album almost a must-have.

Excellent Symphonic/Fusion with plenty of interplays but also a huge sense of melody.I recommened the album highly to all fans of true Progressive Rock and especially those into acts like HOLDING PATTERN, THE EDHELS or KURT RONGEY.A huge Canadian surprise indeed.

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 Three Meals From Revolution  by MIND GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.92 | 5 ratings

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Three Meals From Revolution
Mind Gallery Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Third album by this discret band from Canada combining very eficiend and intelligent jazz fusion elements with eclectic arrangements, hit big time with this album, musicaly speaking, because comercialy was a failure, they disbanded after this album. This third album named Three meals from revolution issued in 2000, again quite starnge title name as previous one graced by an intristing cover art is a winner in my opinion, again in a row. This is their most acomplished album, their most excentric in arrangements, quite complex, very well performed and to me their best. Again the elkements they combined very ifiecint jazzy atmosphere with eclectic parts are very well done, pieces like opening To the Four Winds, Walking the Dogma or Armageddonouddahere are pure brilancy. Longer pieces then on previous album, better integrated in sound who is btw crystal, so a very unknown release and yet an almost masterpiece. I was intrigued by this band why I never heared of them until last year, but I'm glad I did after all, one of the best instrumetal albums I ever own so far Inteligent, exciting, complex and very well performed this is Mind Gallery in few words. 4 stars again, warmly recomended band and album. Progressive rock needs this kinds of music today and bands like them, yonger generatin must take notice because they kick ass all the eay. Very good.

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 Guilty Until Proven Rich  by MIND GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.96 | 7 ratings

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Mind Gallery Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Mind Gallery is one of the unfairly forgotten progressive rock bands from the '90's in Canada. Formed in late 1989 rleasing so far 3 studio albums, don't realy know if the are still active because their last album was released in 2000. What we have here is a very well composed progressive rock, very intristing that most of the time goes in unexpected teritories. Jazz fusion but combined with a good doze of eclectic arrangements make from this album , their second effort named very well Guilty until prover rich from 1995 a pleasure to listen. Quirky, complex, even dark in places, instrumntal entirely with funy cover art , this release is a solid one in every way. With all that , only two rates and no review so far shows that Mind Gallery is a totaly unknown band in prog circles, and is a damn shame, because their music is one of the most intristing you will ever hear in this field, belive me. With long pieces, short ones, great and very catchy arrangements, keybords that goes in total diffrent direction then the rest of the instruments, not only suporting instrument, shows that Mind Gallery was an inteligent band , that for some resons never made it. Strange, Pieces like Bushing Around the Beat, Stop and I'll shoot provers that thing all the way, greatness in arrangements for sure. So, a recommended band and album, for me 4 stars, their next one is even better and their most acomplished album.

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 The Lemmings Were Pushed  by MIND GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.77 | 12 ratings

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The Lemmings Were Pushed
Mind Gallery Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

1 stars One of the pleasures of listening to progressive rock is the discovery of music that truly progresses, both within the piece, between pieces and between releases. A particular track might even end as it started, taking a listener on a vast aural journey along the way. On rare occasions, such as throughout Mind Gallery's debut, we appear to be stuck on a 5 second repeat sequence played out over 5-10 minutes, at which point we are extricated only to plunge back into yet another seemingly infinite loop.

I have tried to get into this CD numerous times over the nearly 15 years it has been in my possession. I always start off thinking that I misjudged the material and wasn't attentive enough. This is partly because the first track, "Into the Light", is the best, but mostly because the production is a monument to the digital age, and it all just sounds so good, for a bit. I am not saying there is no progression happening, well, actually I am saying that. We do have variations on a theme and some instrumental prowess on display, but all the variations come and go without really extending the theme or bringing it to another level. Mind Gallery reminds me of groups like the celtic rock band Gwendal from France in the sense that they seem to be great fans of minimalism but have forgotten that part of the movement is in its understatement. For physical headbanging fans prefer metal, and if they want a moral to be drilled into them they go for songs with lyrics.

Mind Gallery also reminds me of a vastly superior current Canadian group "Talisma", who play that jangly vaguely Crimson-esque style but do so with a great deal more panache. Two different ways of handling the circular motifs, one a monumental failure, the other an equally resounding achievement. I could try to find a way to bump the rating up to 2 stars, but it would not be fair to the lemmings who, if they were listening to Mind Gallery at the time, would have welcomed the push.

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 The Lemmings Were Pushed  by MIND GALLERY album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.77 | 12 ratings

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Mind Gallery Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by loserboy
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3 stars Superbly crafted complex instrumental prog with a excellent musicianship. MIND GALLERY are a 4 piece Canadian prog outfit who love to develop wicked extended jams and play highly refined and ever moving music. MIND GALLERY are a very original band and play a style of prog which is not easy to make comparisons to (somewhere in the RUSH/SAGA school). "The Lemmings Were Pushed" carries a fairly bright and upbeat flavor with a real crisp feeling to it. This is definitely not background elevator music and as the album suggests, for best results - frame of mind and headphones required. A great find....

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