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A three-piece band from Colorado, SINGULARITY have dispensed nearly all their RUSH influences in favor of an extremely classy and spacey symphonic rock. They are one of the greatest USA underground progrock talents. The music and lyrics reflect the band's diverses influences, which include RUSH, MARILLION, SPOCK'S BEARD, GENESIS, and many others.

SINGULARITY's debut CD is resolutely inspired by some RUSH epic songs, combining several music aspects in the vein of RUSH and a few bunches of MARIILION tune at times. A must-buy for fans of "Moving Pictures", "Signals", and "Power Windows". Even better, "Between Sunlight and Shadow" is a 44-minute progressive epic divided into 15 distinct sections. This concept album, in the middle between progressive rock and space rock, maintains a certain balance, by means of fifteen tracks which often flow fluently. Good job, SINGULARITY, this is a good band. They deserve the attention.

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3.13 | 9 ratings
Color Of Space
1999
3.85 | 19 ratings
Between Sunlight And Shadow
2002
4.03 | 32 ratings
Of All The Mysteries
2007

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 Of All The Mysteries by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.03 | 32 ratings

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Of All The Mysteries
Singularity Crossover Prog

Review by maryes

3 stars 3,5 stars !!! I pray my excuses for the P A collaborators which gives for this third studio album from SINGULARITY the highest note between all of his discography. I disagree (at least) in part. I consider "Of All The Mysteries" a very good album but not superior in relation their first album (I give 4 stars in (#289940) | Posted by maryes | Sunday, July 11, 2010 |. However, the three initial tracks from this one, are really great compositions in special track 2 "Smile" a very beautiful song which in certain moments seems to lose "composition sense" , such it is the difference between their several sections:and the track is remarkable exactly for this ( a very melancholic initial theme , mix of calm acoustic passages with a very heavy moments ) an apparent incongruity but, masterfully "cemented". The track 3 "XOT" is a great example of how make a "strong" and interesting melody with some simple themes, something like a martial theme or "fugue" and this track is very close to the symphonic prog style.This characteristic of complexity only returns in the last track " Islands" , however, whithout the same "brilliancy" of the two above mentioned tracks.. My rate is 3 stars, although I think that the disk deserves a place im my collection !!!

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 Color Of Space by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.13 | 9 ratings

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Review by maryes

4 stars The North American band SINGULARITY in his first albun ' Color Of Space ", it presents a very similar characteristic sonority with RUSH (less heavy-prog than in albums as 2112, and less progressive than in "Permanent Waves" & "Moving Pictures" being half walks between both), Different from other North American band TILES ( as example the disk "Presents of the Mind", where the weight of the riffs and the musicians' virtuosity is unquestionable prominence), they end up walking for a sound a little more stepped on in a larger lightness of the arrangements giving a good emphasis to the keyboards without, however, to leave aside the bass duels and guitar. Another point that would like to mention is the musicians' performance that are not gotten to express an exacerbated virtuosity, are all excellent ones what contributed in a decisive way for the high level of the compositions. The disk all is very good and I can just detach slightly Tracks 2 "Mars Direct", 3 "Ebb and Flow" (with beautiful work of the keyboards and to 5 "Strange Atraction" with beautiful vocalizations and strong progressive content. My rate i 4 stars!!!

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 Of All The Mysteries by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.03 | 32 ratings

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Review by Roland113
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4 stars In My Not So Humble Opinion:

"Of All the Mysteries" by Singularity is able to stand proudly among the best independent releases of this decade. I'll follow that up with the caveat, it's also the only independent release that I've researched to date, but I'm sure it would stand up well alongside its contemporaries.

How about this? "Of All the Mysteries" by Singularity is able to stand proudly among the best symphonic releases of the decade. There, that sounds a bit loftier. The four piece group from Colorado has put together a near masterpiece on their third album showcasing their musical ability and even more so, their songwriting ability.

"Mongrels" starts the CD off with a funky instrumental bit, that purposely sounds a bit on the disjointed side. The funky dissonance gradually drops to only the rhythm section for a moment before the 'Islands' theme rears it's beautiful visage for the first time. The guitar and keys for the last half are subdued and produce a strange combination of melancholy and joy; kind of a 'this is all that I am, but you know what, I'm happy with it' feeling.

"Smile" is the first song to feature vocals and unfortunately, this is one of the band's weaknesses. The vocal harmonies have the potential to be beautiful, and as they are presented here, they are adequate. By this, I mean that the tone of the singer's voices sounds weak. The notes are right, but there isn't quite the power behind the lead vocals that there should be. The phrase "I remember his smile" is an unfortunate example of what I'm trying to say. In the song, the music stops and (I believe) John Green sings a few notes that are just a little to high for him, he just can't hit the notes with power. While this does add a certain sense of fragility to the piece, I think it could have been done better. Nonetheless, this is a great song, as I mentioned before, technically, the harmonies are beautiful.

My second and final critique of the album involves the choice of John Green's keyboard patches and the loud / quiet transitions. "Smile" ends with a beautiful fade out. The phrase "Who's smiling now" provides a wistful outtro. While still reveling from the bliss of "Smile" "XOT" begins with a jarringly grating keyboard sound, breaking the previous spell and tearing down so much of what was being built.

"Patchquilt is a relatively non-descript ballad. "Kaleidoscope" is a beautiful piece that showcases some of the bands best soundscapes. Guitarist Scott Cleland plays a tasteful solo and the entire song builds up to the last line, "It Makes me Smile" in homage to track 2, or maybe just tying the whole CD together.

Regardless, Kaleidoscope sets the stage for the centerpiece of the album, the twenty minute piece "Islands". "Islands" is an almost whimsical epic about a tree that's been given the ability to think and feel emotion, but not to express itself. In fitting with the theme of the album, a melancholic sort of joy pervades the piece. Throughout the piece the keys in particular provide a wonderful backdrop for the piece. At about the sixteen minute mark on this song is where the goose bumps kick in. Drummer Jamie McGregor hooks up with Cleland and starts a magnificent run that is absolutely stunning. McGregor does some amazing stuff here. Once those two take off, Green comes back in with the 'Islands' theme playing in a different time signature from the other two. The result is a chaotic mixture of gentle chords, running guitar and drum hits that can truly keep the goosebumps going for the duration of the song. This is a five star song and worth the price of admission.

In summary, this is a fantastic album, well worth the price of admission until the last few minutes which are the most sublime on the CD. The vocals and jarring keyboards are the only thing that prevents this from being a five star masterpiece.

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 Of All The Mysteries by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.03 | 32 ratings

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Review by Menswear
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5 stars My vote for 2008.

With it's last album, Singularity mutated from an 80's tribute band to a space-rock combo. WIth this album, they've put aside some more Moog/ Vcs3 keyboard and mutated again into something...better. Wow, the caterpillar became a butterfly, but a butterfly to a bird? Why not? stagnant is not a word that resides in Singularity's dictionnary.

They dropped some space atmosphere (but kept some too), but concentrated on a softer side of their music. They removed Rush as one of their main influences completely, and replaced it with a softer Discipline touch with Gentle Giant feel, Octopus era. I have to admit that some guitar solos are reminding me of the great Gilmour/ Rothery style, but they are very sparse in that case. It tooked me 2 listenings only to be convinced this was a highly recommendable album, full of great melodies and feeling.

Listening to it would be the best, because Singularity is not falling into a category easily.

They applicate themselves a lot and I frankly cannot say anything else that: buy this album, you need it.

I love you guys! Keep up the awesome work!

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 Color Of Space by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.13 | 9 ratings

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Review by Menswear
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3 stars It's 1982 again.

Many said this is 'carbon copy' Rush mid 80's, but I see more the 79'-83' new wave trend here! Of course, the guitars has lots of chorus effect in them (a Lifeson trademark) but is it so obvious?

Honestly, no. At least not on every song.

Clearly Mars Direct and Ebb and Flow has a certain Rush 'click' but if I haven't read some reviews saying: 'it's so Rush this and Rush that...' , I wouldn't really noticed anything that much. Perhaps on certain moments you can pinpoint Power Windows or Signals but if you want a REAL Rush tribute, try Tiles or at least Enchant.

What I see more in this album is Ah-Ha (the vocals and good choruses in Ripples in Time), Duran Duran (Strat guitar riffs), The Cure (toms rolling, airy keyboards) and perhaps XTC and Flock of Seagulls. This is a real tribute to an era that clearly means a lot to the band.

Okay, don't buy this album thinking you'll live the Rush dream again, because I did and it's not that impressive; BUT it has enough hooks to make you sing out loud and press replay on your cd player. Great keyboards as usual, a large palette of sounds and good vocals (not like Geddy, sorry).

Singularity became my favorite band recently with their two other albums, but this one is convincing me that this is no ordinary band.

It's 1982 again...and it's good.

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 Between Sunlight And Shadow  by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.85 | 19 ratings

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Review by Menswear
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5 stars Total space rock.

To me, the term space rock was reserved for Dark Side of the Moon and such; that album has to be added to the genre. Singularity is making a statement here in terms of intensity because this album has the right stuff to please your cosmic appetite.

From the cover to the soaring Moog lines and thick guitar power riffs, this album is sending you to a chilling trip in outer space. The moods are alterning from tranquil to full bombastic, from soft acoustic guitar melody and then propulsing you full throttle without warning. If you like new bands kicking it old school, you will find lots of Camel (Moonmadness), Pink Floyd (vocals and Dark Side atmosphere), Rush (small bits sprinkled here and there) and some thick keyboard a la Le Orme, reminding me some intense passages of Felona and Sorona.

Wow and wow, and wow again. Obscure band with balls, but intelligent enough to criss cross genres and emotions.

Discover, please.

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 Of All The Mysteries by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.03 | 32 ratings

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Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I'm still going to say i prefer "Between Sunlight And Shadow" to this their latest record but...that could change because this one is just getting better and better with every listen(10 and counting). I'm actually very surprised how much i like this compared to the first few listens."Between Sunlight And Shadow" really had the same sort of sound throughout,a sound i really like,while this one has more variety on it and is different, and as tszirmay mentions the RUSH elements are pretty much gone on this one. Fantastic lyrics as well,just like on their previous album.

Things get started with an upbeat instrumental called "Mongrel". This tune reminds me of a cross between FROGG CAFE and ECHOLYN,especially the former. Lots of piano and angular guitar. This is just a pleasure. "Smile" opens with acoustic guitar and reserved vocals. Flute before 2 minutes before a powerful outbreak of drums and guitar 3 minutes in and even more so a minute after that. Nice. The vocals remind me of Roine Stolt 5 minutes in as he gets theatrical. Piano and mellow vocals before we get strummed guitar and violin. A minute later we get some cool vocal arrangements. He then sings "I remember his smile" then all hell breaks loose ! A very pleasant and relaxed ending,as he sings "Who's smiling now ?" over and over. I can't help but think the lyrics here refer to a son who's father has left, and he says he remembers his smile, which is followed with the words "Who's smiling now". I love the guitar 13 minutes in.Amazing tune. "XOT" is the second and final instrumental. The synths are very prominant early with drums,but the bass is also chunky and the guitar has lots of bottom end. We get a RUSH moment after 3 minutes with the bass and guitar interplay. This is a very good song.

"Patchquilt " lyrically looks at how we all develope into the person we are from our past experiences,our childhood etc. This is a reserved song for the most part with vocals and piano dominating the sound. "Kaleidoscope" is mostly reserved vocals and piano for the first 2 1/2 minutes. Guitar then grinds away tastefully as a fuller sound arrives. The vocals soar as it ends with another RUSH moment. "Islands" is the 20 minute closer. Cool vocal arrangements to open as violin plays on. Solo piano 2 minutes in as solemn vocals and acoustic guitar come in. A more upbeat sound arrives after 4 minutes with synths,drums and soaring guitar. It's almost euphoric when the vocals and organ join forces 7 minutes in. Light drums,piano and synths take us in a new direction 10 minutes in. Flute and vocals eventually join in. An outburst of heaviness 13 minutes in is surprising as it settles back down quickly. Vocals and piano then lead the way before synths and drums take over. Guitar comes in playing over top of the drums and piano. Nice. The guitar/drum section 16 minutes in is great as synths join in as this just goes on and on.

I have to take my hat off to these guys,they did it again and in a different way. SINGULARITY are a talented group of musicians to say the least.

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 Of All The Mysteries by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.03 | 32 ratings

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Review by Dan Bobrowski
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4 stars Colorado's Singularity releases its third different line-up on its third release. Matt Zifiratos left while Jonathan Patch and Scott Cleland joined original members John Green and Jamie McGregor. The results are positive, giving the band more depth and enhancing the sonic palette to include flute and cello, along with additional vocalist. Production-wise, "Of All the Mysteries" is not much different than "Between Sunlight and Shadow." Cleland was involved in the recording of BS&S and the production, to my ears, remains consistent, kind of a closed in sound, which, for me is the low point of the disc. The high points, quite a few, really make listening to this CD an enjoyable experience.

First off, the two instrumentals, "Mongrel" and "XOT," are excellent showcases for the bands muscular chops and melodic imagination. Each musician gets space to shine. McGregor and Patch lock in tightly and provide superb foundation for Cleland and Green to solo and breakout some inventive ear-candy.

The top vocal track, for me, is "Smile." Everything that makes this line-up of Singularity the best yet, is contained in this one tune. John Green uses a variety of keyboard sounds (piano, Hammond, moog, synth.) to great effect, layering tones and creating moving backdrops. Jonathan Patch sings lead, and his delivery is theatrical and strong and the rest of the band lends harmony voices. Patch also delivers the theme with flute, before Scott Cleland's powerful guitar chording changes the momentum and breaks open into wicked John Green solo. This tune contains a multitude of shifting time signatures, with Jamie McGregor's drum kit leading the way, from blistering rock to gentle balladry.

"Patchquilt" is a gentle piano led ballad with two beautiful guitar solos. The vocals are out-front and definitely show how much the band has progressed in this area. "Kaleidoscope" is a segue track, leading the way to the epic "Islands," which re-introduces themes from earlier tracks. Over 20 minutes of layered vocals, acoustic and electric moods, rhythmic fluctuations and exploratory solos, Singularity has stepped up to the challenge and delivered.

3.75 STARS.

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Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

5 stars Pffff! "Of All The Mysteries". If ever there was any doubt, it has been shattered for evermore! Extra, extra, read all about it: "Santa Claus is a prog-rocker! Mrs Claus is very lonely!" How can such a bold statement be true? Well, a week before Christmas, Montreal's favorite and only Prog Store receives numerous copies of the splendid new Phideaux album, the third chapter of the brilliant Satellite and the eagerly awaited Singularity. There it is, irrepressible proof that the Old Nick is an outright proghead and that the real names of his reindeers are Hillage, Hackett, Holdsworth and Howe! Think about it, Clive Nolan already looks the part of Santa, and both Blackmore and both Andersons (Ian & Jon) have published Xmas albums that have a proggy slant, so it may just be a conspiracy. All this cheery intro to elevate the sheer exaltation at the opportunity to finally get a new chapter from this singular (excuse the pun) US band that surprised all pundits worldwide (including a few PA illuminati) with the phenomenal "Between Sunlight and Shadow". While the Timothy Pure similarities continue to lie specifically with John Green's parallel key and vocal work (Matthew Still is the Pure key-singer), it must be said that the overt Rush touches have somewhat disappeared probably due to guitar-bassist Matt Zafiratos replacement by Scott Cleland (on the 6 strings) and Jonathan Patch (on the 4 strings), as well as a way more "recherché" groove that permeates the "Of All the Mysteries" tracks. Before venturing on a track-by-track analysis, let it be stated for the record (another damn pun!) that this is an EXCEPTIONAL recording that deserves ionospheric praise from any fan lucky enough to feast their ears on it and acts therefore as an ideal companion to their preceding 2002 masterpiece. That it took 5 years to perfect becomes self evident right from the start, the long hiatus having given the band members a new found determination to really develop the heavenly harmonies that are liberally sprinkled throughout. "Mongrel" kicks off the festivities with a short instrumental that showcases their new sound and the patience that went into its maturation. The 15 minute epic "Smile" has all those very precious and very specific elements that make progressive rock such a discovery/voyage/trip/journey for those of us who keenly enjoy musical adventure. Soft intro, beautiful voices, a trill of the flute and then, suddenly out of the blue, a nosedive into heavier rhythms, thumping bass, swirly synthesizers, polyrhythmic percussives & thoughtful lyrics propelled by slightly distorted vocals. A slight shift and here come the acoustic guitars, the somber cello and the moog flights. This is a masterful cut, with massive melodies, a very relaxed delivery and superb playing by all; the lavish bass led outro is particularly invigorating with a lovely wah-wah guitar excursion. This is Progheaven ! "XOT" is up next, a seven minute all-instrumental exercise with heavy fanfare synths, more stunning bass ramblings, ripping six-string forays, your typical "let us show you our chops" without getting too technical. The brief "Patchquilt" confirms that 1-John Green is one of the finest prog voices (the guy can actually sing!) and 2- Scott Cleland has a dexterous command of the electric guitar (bluesy, proggy, jazzy). "Kaleidoscope" is another short breezy piano dominated piece that evolves into an immense guitar-led chorus that has a strong IQ "Dark Matter" feel. The jewel of the crown is the 20 minute "Islands" that lead off with stunning counterpoint vocal harmonies meshing with a string section that will leave you speechless. When the gentle piano motif takes over, you know that we have entered killer prog territory. When the subtle acoustic guitar adds to the heightening emotion, you know that this is Singularity's finest moment. Perhaps even one of the all time great epic tracks, it just grooves effortlessly along, with bold, ambitious, confident and stimulating musical statements both individually and collectively (a prog version of Stealy Dan, and that is very high praise indeed). Every tonal detail and each hushed whisper has its meaning and space, as if divine intervention placed it in sequence. Without a shred of doubt, recent US Prog's finest achievement, a simply timeless monument that will please all the "Beautiful Mind" audiophiles, singularly. Thank you Santa, prog on! 5 enigmas

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 Between Sunlight And Shadow  by SINGULARITY album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.85 | 19 ratings

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Between Sunlight And Shadow
Singularity Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars With SINGULARITY just releasing a new album I thought it was about time I reviewed their second album "Between Sunlight And Shadow".Their first record "Color Of Space" sounded a lot like RUSH mainly because of their bass player / vocalist who sounded a little too much like Geddy. Give these guys credit though as they have changed their sound completely. They are down to a trio now as the former vocalist / bass player is no longer playing with them, but he did have a hand in writing the lyrics which is cool. This is actually quite an ambitious effort as it is really one long piece divided into 15 parts. Easy Livin took the words right out of my mouth when he compared the sound of this album to TIMOTHY PURE's "Island Of Misfit Toys", one of my personal favs.

"Drive" opens with the sounds of cars going by as piano and reserved vocals come in. I have to say I really like the lyrics they came up with for this album. A change 3 minutes in as bass, synths and drums become more energetic. It ends as it began. Great start. "Invictus" opens with intricate acoustic guitar and higher pitched vocals.The drums and bass really bring to mind OPETH's "Damnation" album. I'm smiling big time right now. Melancholic but beautiful. "Stratum" continues the melancholic theme as the vocals are almost spoken. Very atmospheric and at first haunting. A full sound with some great sounding synths 2 minutes in. This blends into "Endless". The guitar is great here. The vocals are methodical. Eerie synths as the dark vibe continues. The synths become more upbeat 2 minutes in as the song blends into "Fight". This is a synth / drum led tune. It's more uptempo. Great section.

"Inferno" along with "Invictus" are my two favourite sections. It opens with haunting synths. Percussion rises out of this atmosphere and builds. Heavy guitar and drums join in. Vocals arrive 2 minutes in. This reminds me of "APSOG" by FATES WARNING. This is amazing ! Thankfully this is the longest track at 6 minutes. We get a piano interlude before the heaviness returns. "In Passing" opens with piano. The multi-vocal parts sounds impressive. This is just so moving at times, I can't explain why. The guitar and drums are excellent. "All Comes Down" is less then a minute of vocals and harmonies that blend into "Ground Zero". This is a heavy piece. The guitar grinds away as the drums and organ add to the listening pleasure. Haha. Vocals are well done. "Still" is a minute of gently played acoustic guitar. "Hold A Candle" continues the mellow mood with reserved vocals and piano. Synths to end it. "Traces" is orchestral sounding after a brief NOEKK-like intro. "Meta Morphosis" opens with energetic synths before we get a RUSH-like passage. More uptempo synths before piano and some brief vocals end it. "Coming Undone" is a good section with some aggressive guitar that blends into "Infractus". The song quickly settles down as piano, synths and drums lead the rest of the way. A beautiful way to end this musical journey.

If your into any of the albums i've mentioned in this review, then i'm sure you will really like this outstanding release. I have their new one already on order, just in time for Christmas.

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