Goto, Tadashi - Innervisions

Year of Release: 2008
Label: ProgRock Records
Catalog Number: 200974
Format: CD
Total Time: 59:29:00

While I'm fixated on the cover, I'll tell you this: Innervisions has the outward appearance of The Outer Limits. What's inside is not too far outside that topsy-turvy realm. The music is edgy and guttural like Gordian Knot. Rather than give bass and drums exclusive access to the driver's seat, the keyboards are on equal footing. While this screeching device is customarily whiny, it too has lead stumps. Mainly it's the guitars that deftly fly without a lot of wind current.

Anyhow, if I had to sum up the album with just one reference, it's Izz's "Star Evil Gnoma Su." As to who will like it, the instrumental metal of this album will appeal mostly to jazz fusionists with heavier leanings. For instance, Aziola Cry would be a band which similarly reaches from the deepest inner mind to deluge you. Beyond that, there is nothing wrong with your equalizer and any other subplots will only further confuse the standard reader.

[The attention grabbing artwork is by Ed Unitsky; as the credits below indicate, guests are plentiful including Chris Poland, Ty Tabor, Tony Levin... -ed.]

Karma (5:35) / The Cycle Of Suffering (5:38) / Inner Cycle (4:16) / The Deepest Depression (5:12) / Werther Effect (5:06) / Inner Peace (3:28) / The Darkest Years (5:04) / Flow Like Water (4:47) / The Night Of Destruction (5:11) / Liberal Paradox (5:04) / Never Free (4:38) / The Spirits Within (5:30)

Tadashi Goto - all Keys, drum programming
Chris Poland - lead guitars
Ty Tabor - lead guitars
Brett Garsed - lead and rhythm guitars
Sean Conklin - lead and rhythm guitars
Marco Ahrens - lead and rhythm guitars
Jose Bernardo - guitars and bass
Tony Levin - bass
Tony Franklin - bass
Matt Bissonette - bass
Joseph Patrick Moore - bass
Randy George - bass

Soundscape (2005)
Innervisions (2008)

Genre: Jazz-Trad. Jazz

Origin JP

Added: December 20th 2008
Reviewer: Joshua "Prawg Dawg" Turner
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