At the Speed of Light
"rock" in the Yes vein. Too often it's a mish-mash of
fusion jazz sporting angular indie-rock guitars that do little more
than annoy. The bulk of the CD's variety comes from shifting back
and forth between a few unnoticeable chords. Though it's obvious
that they're going out of their way to not be catchy, it would be
nice if something on the CD were memorable other than the frantic
speed and intricacy of the compositions. The result is tedium and
monotony bordering on jam. Never is there a strong, central theme or
melody, the kind that makes music by instrumental giants Pell Mell,
The Album Leaf and Tristeza work so well.
Posted Jan. 30, 2002. Copyright © 2002 Tim McMahan.
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"Never is there a strong, central
theme or melody."