- Audio CD (6 Nov. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Magna Carta
- ASIN: B0000067YK
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- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,492 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Liquid Tension Experiment
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Over-wrought, self-indulgent, bombastic--hurl every clichéd prog-rock epithet you can think of--this group will suck 'em in and spit 'em right back in a deafening flurry of notes plucked, struck, hammered, and slapped. Without question, these guys (Dream Theater's drummer and guitarist Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci respectively, keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and bassist Tony Levin) are masters. And they make no apologies for having recorded an album of intensely virtuosic instrumental hard rock. Armed with chops, taste, and panache, LTE groove seamlessly from the lightning-fingered metal-fest "Paradigm Shift" to the comical drum & bass duet "Chris and Kevin's Excellent Adventure"; from the full-throttle jamming on "Universal Mind" to the house-crushing mayhem of "Three Minute Warning". Throughout, the staggering speed and technique of both Portnoy and Petrucci consistently grab centre stage. It's a riveting work from start to finish and a scorching testament to the power of musical inspiration and collaboration. --Michael Mikesell
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It's full of cheezy prog rock cliches
It's damn brilliant and hillarious at the same time!
The last track(s) are just a 20min+ jam, but its so big-headed it's funny. Get this album if you like listening to pretentious instrumental prog stuff and laughing at how egotistical it is... in other words if you're a musician (I guess).
While there are some people out there who aren't fans of constant shredding and noodling away and who might be discouraged from getting this album, there is a lot more on offer here than merely a competition to see who can play the fastest. Some of the music is as experimental and as obscure as the band's name. Namely, 'Chris and Kevin's Excellent Adventure', 'Osmosis' and 'The Stretch' are all rather demanding tracks which serve to see just how "out of the box" the listener can go.
But of course, this is an album featuring some of prog metals most prominent figures, and there's no way we can leave out the breath-taking acrobatics, for which we have the two best songs on the album; 'Paradigm Shift' and 'Universal Mind'. Fans of Dream Theater will definitely enjoy these tracks!
As a whole though, this album is just a bit too disjointed for my tastes. There's some incredible playing and chemistry between the members, but I usually find myself only listening to the two songs I mentioned above. On top of that, there's that blasted 'Three Minute Warning'. A 28-minute improvised jam, which, while brimming with amazing technical ability, is otherwise considerably boring. It's fine though, the band themselves acknowledge it on the back of the CD cover, stating that this song is not for the musically faint-hearted, or critics of self-indulgence.
Overall this isn't a terrible album, in fact, it is pretty good in small doses, I find. Fans of Dream Theater will definitely want this in their collections, and most fans of progressive music in general will find something here to sink their teeth into.
Then you read the sleeve notes and discover the entire album was written & recorded in just 6 days.
Granted, each musician is pretty much a hall of famer in their own right, but what an audio event this work provides. Players of this calibre sound great even when they'rs making the odd mistake - not that any are apparent. If you like rock the way it is intended, with the kind of virtuousity and musicality you'll rarely hear, buy this, and follow up LTE2, and feel very, very small.
It's so good my wife will not let me play it when she's at home - but she likes Simply Red and Robbie Williams.
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