The first track sounds like Perry Farrell singing for Jefferson Airplane, with a seven-year-old playing fanciful flute solos throughout. The rest of the songs sound like Marillion with a digitally enhanced lead singer; so digitally enhanced, in fact, that it starts to sound like a robot. At least the guitar playing sounds real, even if it is a bit over the top, in a Joe Satriani sort of way. All of which serves to almost completely obscure the fact that there are some really good, catchy, hard rock songs contained here. I’d be interested to hear what they sound like played by a real band of human beings.
–brian (Drag City)