The writing of this album took place over years. One of the songs even came from Ryan VanOrsdel's last album "Humility is Beautiful" (also on sale at cd baby,). For a short album there is a lot of improvised modal guitar soloing. Ryan VanOrsdel (lead singer, lead guitar) attacks with a more aggressive style than his last album and attempts to passionately fuse styles that have not quite intermingled in pop music today.
The bass playing of John Spiro is well seasoned after many years of playing in African, jazz and rock bands. Nate Grant (drummer) shows his depth and adds this album to the growing list that he has performed on.
Over all this is a very interesting album for something that was recorded live in less than four hours. Four hours in the studio, but nine months playing live and rehearsing hard in a musty basement in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
So give it a try and see what this nine month Jazz, Punk, Rock baby is about.
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1. Psalm 73
2. Calling Me Up
3. Irish Punk