"It's exciting to be able to go back to my jazz background and incorporate the dynamics and emotion of jazz with the vengeance and power of this music," says drummer Matt Faulk. After spending the last 14 years playing with a number of various bands and projects in Tucson, Faulk says that he knows that the band is fortunate to have such a strong musical and personal connection. The members of the band spend almost an equal amount of time hanging out together as they do performing music. This time together has enabled them to spend long hours practicing and developing their sound. "This group enjoys writing music together. Everybody has the patience to shed the songs, and the ability not to involve egos while song-writing," adds Faulk.
Bassist Eric Wilson comments, "We feel the songs need to be the priority. We're trying to write songs that sound good both acoustically and amped up behind the P.A." Wilson, who is an accomplished bagpipe performer, transfers his bagpipe fingering technique onto his 6-string bass. The result is a unique, often melodic deviation from normal bass lines. Wilson and guitarist Matt Hidalgo often intertwine their separate melodies to form one. Hidalgo, who is the youngest member of the band and still attending the University of Arizona, brings a unique fire and energy to the group. Hidalgo states, "It is exciting to see where this band, and music, will be a year from now."
"It feels good to be able to get back to singing instead of screaming," says Gallardo. "It frees me up, so when I need to be intense, I can use the powerful vocals as a dynamic, sort of an effect." Gallardo spent the bulk of the last 10 years singing in projects that ranged from opera, Tucson Boys Choir, to hardcore metal. When asked about the lyrical content, Gallardo says, "I hope that people can connect with the lyrics that I write. I want people to get their own meaning and relate on their own personal level."
The band recently finished recording tracks on their debut CD titled Admit to Incoherence. They started recording on December 27, 2004 and completed the CD on January 27, 2005. The CD (with the exception of 10 of the 11 drum tracks) was recorded at Allusion Studios in Tucson, AZ with sound engineer Jim Pavett. Jim also mixed and mastered the project. The band is planning on an early March 2005 release date. The CD features 14 total tracks. Admit to Incoherence is a musical journey that exemplifies the different emotions that the band has experienced since forming. Hidalgo adds, "Hopefully people will find something within the music that they connect with."
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3. Paid for Promise
7. Wound to Heal
8. Critical Mass
9. Palms Up
11. Admit to Incoherence