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    Posted: January 19 2009 at 15:34
ARZ is a Portland-based prog rock duo that blends elements of metal, classical, and world music into sonic tales embodying literary and spiritual themes. They sound like a cross between Yes, Rush, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, and weave guitar textures of hard-edged distortion, classical fingerstyle technique, crystalline acoustic, powerful rock vocals, layered against classic percussion sounds and thumping double bass beats. They're fusing the great music from the past: 70s prog rock, jazz, classical, and world music using the technology of today. The grandness of the sound created by two people is made possible by the use of technology to allow the drummer to play orchestral percussion and keyboards along with drums, and allowing the guitarist to play other instruments through the use of a MIDI controller.

ARZ is opening for Fractal:
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Red Room
ARZ and Fractal at the Red Room - 9 pm
2530 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland OR 97220
(503) 256-3399
Price: free

Headlining the show will be quartet Fractal from the San Francisco
Bay Area on their first west coast tour. Fractal's sound has been
compared to that of latter day King Crimson and Tool emphasizing
insane time signatures and punishing intensity.

Fractal MySpace:

Edited by karenarz - February 02 2009 at 15:17
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