Percussion is rather tinny with a guitar that is trying to be jazzy with a funky beat to it. We Can Rebuild Him 15. After a while i realize that the overall melodic underpinning is very much of carnival music with all the crazy stuff layered over it. We Can Rebuild Him 3:37 9. It changes again into a keyboard riff and then a toy drum with jazz guitar and then?? There are fans that check that stuff for me.
Fountains of the Forgotten 10. Frozen Brains Tell No Tales 07. Fountains Of The Forgotten 11. The drums sound real and not electronic. The riff is super heavy and fast with a distorted wah-wah type of effect and the soloing is frenetic and crazed.
Here is a list of all the volumes with all the tracks including the unofficial default names that have adopted by all chickens big and small. Drums go ballistic and can't hear guitar but guitar make meditation chord go vroooooom. Night of the Slunk 13. Fountains of the Forgotten 3:22 10. At ten minutes in the frenetic soloing is still going on with only minor breaks popping up with the spacey electro-ambience flowing along in the background. It develops into a more bluesy form of jazz. Love the bass as it becomes a chuggin' force to be reckoned with.
Finally some weird guitars, oh my?. There's a pulse of rhythm that tries to keep it all cohesive but it really just gets freekin' weird really. Pikes being the series of albums that cranked his total up like the last 240 nearly. Fountains of the Forgotten 3:24 8. The guitar turns into a jazzy blues lick by the end.
Simulating the Star Wars experience a little as the background interacts with an epic melodic keyboard line. A keyboard seems to be talking while the heartbeat type of bass rhythms blasts the subwoofers. Fountains of the Forgotten 06. This is probably the loooooooongest uninterrupted guitar solo i've ever heard and the energy level remains intense for the 15 minute duration. Gory Head Stump 6:26 4. It even includes several instruments oh my lord.
Avant-garde and angular rhythms dual it out with jarring synthesized horror film soundtrack type ambience. Brewer In The Air 11. Never before have i heard two musical parts drift so far apart but i guess a half hour of pounding in a marching rhythm gives liberty to do such? Melodic patterns do emerge briefly at times but mostly a drone type of note that comes and goes. It then all stops and weird randomness occurs and then it picks up again. Kinda sounds like chicken clucks.
Jazz-fusion is a type of subgenus that has a varying spectrum with some leaning heavy on the jazz side and other on the rock. Revenge of the Double Man 12. This one is much more surreal and then a sizzling guitar whizzes by at a million miles and hour not doing any type of musical scales but simply buzzing like an insect. Fountains of the Forgotten 06. It's highly dramatic and freaky.
Night of the Slunk 2. Gets a funky bass added at the end. It deviates a bit from the funk by breaking into solos but pretty much continues the synth funk thang for the entire near ten minutes which is a bit too long. More happens in this short tracks than the over long second one. He's simply recycling all his tricks and trinkets that he's always relied on. Nice track but outstays its welcome.
It begins with an erratic keyboard sound and is followed by a guitar that riffs and solos around the off-kilter time signature. This is basically a little improv number that has no real purpose but gets really weird as it ends. Nothing more than a little bluesy rock jam and nothing more. Fountains of the Forgotten 04. A funky guitar with effects eventually does a little funky dance with it all while ambient keys frost the horizon.
He has been purported to spends lots of time in the Magical Kingdom and on this release he pays tribute to both artists and theme park in one shot. A Stroll Through The Slauterhouse 8. It also engages in some light soloing while the bass line changes it up a bit. Dance of the Toys 3:39 10. Seven Laws Of Woo 13. Could've been trimmed down about five minutes but was actually pretty good! Fountains of the Forgotten 3:22 10.