DAREDIABLO: Twenty Paces: CD

Prog rock is not normally my cup o’ tea, but this record works for me at an instinctive level, even if it does get a bit repetitive. The combo is made up of drums, keyboard, and guitar, and they can do a helluva lot with that set up. There are no vocals, so instead it’s up to the music to evoke feelings, emotions, and gut reactions, making interpretation and appreciation that much more murky and personal for the listener. Robert Frost once said that a poem changes with every reader of it, and I suspect that the same would be true of this record, but once I knew what the record said to me, I lost interest quickly.

 –Eric Carlson (Southern)