Thursday, May 21, 2009

Album of the Day

Sleeping in Traffic, Part 1, by Beardfish (2007): This Swedish quartet came to ProgDay in 2006 and took the place by storm. Since then, they've produced two parts of Sleeping in Traffic and will be back in the States both for NEARFest and as part of Dream Theater's Progressive Nation Tour. I hope I can catch them live, 'cause while they're sound is firmly rooted in 70s prog (with a helping of Zappa here and there), it pretty much scratches every musical itch I have. Chunky guitars, widdly synth solos, occasionally profound lyrics (as on this album's centerpiece, "Roulette"). What's not to love?

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