Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Album of the Day

Karma, by NDV (2001): NDV is Nick D'Virgilio, who, at the time this album was made, was the drummer for Spock's Beard. It would be two more years before Nick took over as front man with the Beard (see yesterday's AotD). On this disc, he covers a lot of stylistic ground, roping into the process a couple of his Beard buddies, the rest of what was then the four-piece Mike Keneally band, and even a posthumous contribution from Kevin Gilbert. It's a little overstuffed, and the obligatory epic at the end is a little forced, but otherwise the album showcases Nick's talents as a writer, arranger, and performer.

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