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Hailing from New Jersey (USA), ZEROESQUE play some decent, but far from great guitar rock and where they may have their niche in the music industry. The band consists of Tim LEHNER(keyboards) and Shawn CHRISTIE (guitars) with the help of some drummer friends and a few special guests. The material they serve up is totally instrumental, combining strong guitar riffs, dynamic soloing, jazz fusion, melody, prog, good grooves... but no singing. Their style is somewhere in the area of SYMPHONIC SLAM, DEUS EX MACHINA, SOMNAMBULIST with a healthy dose of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA thrown in.

"Zeroesque" is a fine and very enjoyable album. This is probably an embryo of what to come from this band. The future is wide open for this band, as there seems to be a growing community for such music, already waiting for the next album.

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3.50 | 13 ratings
3.67 | 9 ratings
Multipick Technique

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 Multipick Technique by ZEROESQUE album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.67 | 9 ratings

Multipick Technique
Zeroesque Eclectic Prog

Review by Ovidiu

4 stars Well,2 years already in 2010 since this amazing instrumental fusion album has been released and no review yet?!?!Bizarre!All it can be sayed from the beginning about this album is that,if we compare to the sensational debut one,it's more mature and song orientated!The first one was smashig and took by storm all those who made a first audition of it and I am sure the first reaction was WOW!Some thinked it was quite close to the ferocious both LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT blastering albums!This one is pushing a little further the tremendeous talent of both heavenly gifted ZEROESQUE guitar players ,which have invited here other maestros to play some wonderful solos...VINNIE MOORE,DERRYL GABEL and the Italian sensation MARCO SFOGLI!It's an album that will plenty satisfy all the good quality music fans,especially thise who like diverse composition-from hard rock,to latino rhythms ,funk atmosphere sometimes and prog influenced compositions too-every musical style is on this album!The keyboards have also a very important role too!Yes,DIVERSITY is the main characteristic of this album!The title of the album MULTIPICK TECHNIQUE - a little game play fits perfectly well with the musical mesage of it at 200 %!!!Good production and very,very much attention to the compositional process here!In terms of the spectacular aspect,this second one may intrigue a little the fans of the first ZEROESQUE album,that's why we are waiting impatiently the third musical try to see in what direction the band will fly?Sinceres congratulations for some amazingly talented musicians and a trully diverse and catchy album from the first to the last note!4 STARS for the ambition and the mature compositions!
 Zeroesque by ZEROESQUE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.50 | 13 ratings

Zeroesque Eclectic Prog

Review by Andis

4 stars Instrumental band Zeroesque is the new milleniums answer to Symphonic slam with a heavy guitar/keyboardbased progressive rock full of fusion. Their style is somewhere in the area of Symphonic slam, Deus ex machina, Somnambulist with a healthy dose of Mahavishnu orchestra thrown in. Zeroesque consists of Tim (keyboards) and Shawn (guitars) with the help of some drummer friends and a few special guests. First song kicks off at the speed of light with a heavy guitar and keyboard riff that feels like an intro to the album. The second song is quite the opposite consisting of only piano showing that this band also has the ability to write more relaxing and beautiful music. That said, the rest of the album keeps the tempo up.

Their music is progressive rock for the new millennium, and with that I mean it's fresh, fast and heavy. Most of the songs are very guitarheavy, but never really bordering to metal. There's lot of heavy guitarriffs with an overlaying mooglike keyboardmelody or solo. The more the album moves on the more fusion it gets, some songs are pure fusion with hints of almost avante-gardish Deus ex machina rock. Take the songs Tequila Mockingbird or Maxilla Gorilla for example, songs that fits right in on anything Deus ex machina has done.

Interesting with this band is that they don't only has a lot of cool chops, they have the ability to write interesting songs also. The song Feels like falling is the longest song on the albums and starts off nice and quiet and builds up to more uptempo and complex progressive rock. It's full of great chops with lots of twists and turns with a few fusion elements thrown in. The highlight on the album in my opinion.

This is the young bands debut albums wich shows in the eagerness to show everybody look how we can play, and sure they can play. They're both skilled players but for the next album they should concentrate more on songwriting than fast solos. A song of mostly solos is a tricky thing, only Yngwie gets away with that.

Conclusion: A fine and very enjoyable album. This is probably an embryo of what to come from this band. Fans of the mentioned bands should check this album out. I expect great things in the future here, already waiting for the next album.....

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