Gordian Knot - Emergent

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Sensory
Catalog Number: SR3016
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:09:00

I was very excited about this release, because I read about the presence of two of the prog- masters: Steve Hackett and Bill Bruford. So I wondered what kind of music will come from them.

This Emergent is the second disc of the group called Gordian Knot, which is, really, Sean Malone's solo creature. From the previous record, called just Gordian Knot, other than Malone, only Sean Reinert remains in the band; and he doesn't play on all the pieces!

However, this is a great disc, a very surprise! It's a mix of fusion, progressive and metal sounds, which makes it a very interesting album. I believe, and a lot of people will agree with me, that Cynic's, King Crimson's, Dream theater's and Liquid Tension Experiment's fans will like it.

Emergent is that disc that lets you understand Sean Malone and what kind of player he is: he has a great technique and his style is very personal. He reminded me of Tony Levin (who inspired him a lot), John Patitucci (a virtuoso jazz player) and Trey Gunn (King Crimson).

Speaking of great bass players I have a question: Who has noted Malone's tribute to Yes' "Heart Of Sunrise" in a bass riff from "The Brook The Ocean?"

This disc permits me to listen to Bill Bruford play one more time and I have to say he is still one of the best drummers in the rock scene. I can distinguish his style among a million others and I'm sure his irregular rhythmic is perfect.

I think it's no use to continue to explain to you how this work is, the only suggestion I can give to you is: run to the nearest CD store and buy it!

Arsis (1:59) / Muttersprache (6:26) / A Shaman's Whisper (6:33) / Fischer's Gambit (5:43) / Grace (live) (8:27) / Some Brighter Thing (7:34) / The Brook The Ocean (4:06) / Singing Deep Mountain (9:00)

Sean Malone - Guitar, Bass, Keys, Ebow, Stick, Loops Jason G?bel - Guitar Bill Bruford - Drums Steve Hackett - Guitar Sean Reinert - Drums Paul Masvidal - Guitar Jim Matheos - Nylon & Steel String Guitars

Gordian Knot (1999)
Emergent (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: March 24th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone

Artist website: www.seanmalone.net
Hits: 1080
Language: english


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