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3RDegree - Ones & Zeros - Volume 1 CD (album) cover




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4.11 | 342 ratings

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4 stars 3rdegree's follow-up to the 2012 album The Long Division, is Ones + Zeros volume one. This concept album centres around the concept of transhumanism where ageing is no longer a disease at the Valhalla biotech. One can imagine the type of music that can be experienced on such a conceptual album, but it constantly draws the listener in with a powerful storyline that borders on reality but is set in the not too distant future. There are some incredible moments on this such as the tracks "we regret to inform you", "circuit court", "life", "the best and brightest" and "more life". The high strangeness can be likened to Frank Zappa meets Caravan as occasionally the weirdness really overshadows the music. Throughout there are some sensational keyboard workouts from George Dobbs also adept on lead vocals. Bryan Zeigler and Patrick Kliesch are sensational on electric and acoustic guitars, and there are some moments of retro synth programming. The music is upbeat in tempo and occasionally enhanced by sound affects and dialogue that punctuate a very strong storyline. By the end of the album the listener knows they have experienced something produced with passion and with a lot of soul put into it. 3rdegree are an adventurous band and their music is compelling and quirky. This is definitely an album worth listening to and is jam packed with innovative music and surprises. Discover it for yourselves and enjoy the 3rdegree experience.
AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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