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3 stars Like Eddie Jobson's solo release Zinc? Did ya dig UK post Holdsworth in the Danger Money and Night after Night days? Well I did -- and I like this Atlantis sound as well. Mystery man, Teknobudd, (Jorge Vazquez) , is flyin' fast on keys doing a fascinatingly superb job. Matthew Hedrick belts out tight Bozzio/Bruford/Palmer quality licks on the skins whilst vocalist, bassist, axeman, and pedals riff-meister, Ken Jacquess rivals olde J. Wetton n' G. Lee.

Vocals are good along the Jobson quality with the Moev leanings. Get this, I even picked up some Missing Persons in "Deux Ex Machina". I heard O'Hearn and Bozzio moments in the overall rhythmic structure. Track three, "The Olde King", absolutely slayed me. I shant begin to describe the synethesia I felt. Yow! What a monster!! When the tubular bells kicked in I nearly had an out-of-the-body experience. It was a heavy UK/ELP(Tarkus/Brain Salad Surgery) flashback in a 90's rockin' package. Turn this one up! "One for the Money" was also a heavy hitter in the ELP("Knife Edge")/ Moev thrust with an ominous mid-song breakdown that I wished was three times longer.

This band also knows how to mellow/space-out and drift off as done so nicely on "Run from the Past". Song six, "Little Man", gripped my soul as it is dedicated to a young son gone back to the Eternal Father. I too, know that road. They cannot return to us yet we shall go to them one day. Thanx for that one guys.

This seven song offering has my vote for very well done progrock and ya know, from this critic, it don't come easy.

JazzFusionGuy | 3/5 |


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