CARL KING: Grand Architects Of The Universe (CD)
Here it is! Carl King's first album in nearly a decade -- a fresh return to obscurity! 70 minutes of sci-fi orchestral rock and drum solos...
Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth, Planet X)
Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert)
Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Periphery)
Morgan Ågren (Devin Townsend, Fredrik Thordendal, Zappa’s Universe)
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani)
Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Miley Cyrus)
Mark Borchardt (American Movie, Coven)
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats)
Dale Turner (Mannerisms Magnified)
Paul Cartwright (Battlestar Galactica)
Phi Yaan-Zek (Abigail’s Place)
MODERN DRUMMER REVIEW:
"Carl King’s Grand Architects of the Universe is a concept record that super-prog-heads can geek out to, and there’s no shortage of sci-fi TV-show narration and cartoon lunacy. Ex-Periphery drummer TRAVIS ORBIN provides the main kit work brilliantly throughout the record, keeping everything together in what must have been some long charts, and there are special guest drummers who handle solos on random tracks. With song titles like “Into the Inky Black Nostril of Zorbon” and “The Unexpected Techronicity of the Network Galaxy’s Most Evil of All,” you immediately have an idea of what you’re in for here, and Orbin, plus DAVE ELITCH, MARCO MINNEMANN, MORGAN ÅGREN, VIRGIL DONATI, and MIKE STONE all take turns being wild men, throwing down big rolls and elasticizing the music with metric modulation."
Hero’s Ship Or Minimum of One Planet Must Explode In First Act!
(1) Overture / Hero’s Ship Destroyed
(2) The Unexpected Techronicity Of The Network Galaxy’s Most Evil Of All
(3) Lieutenant Space Gravy Drinker Loses The Napkin With The Antiprism Coordinates
(4) Beware! The Theoretical Giant Atomic Cyborg Chicken
(5) Stranded In Yet Another Dark Galaxy
(6) Attacked by Legion of Ikek (Ship Destroyed Again)
(7) Escape To Alpha Ecliptus II / Commander Johnny Thrust Joins The Fight
(8) Into The Inky Black Nostril of Zorbon
(9) Xenu Prime: Curse This Nebulous Nebula!
(10) Finale / The Beginning of The Eschaton
(11) Cabbageworm Eggs For Sale (Featuring Dweezil Zappa and Virgil Donati)
(12) The Twenty-Faced Cosmic Mystery of the Cosmos
(13) Death Waltz For Stick And Bassoon
(14) Odyssey of the Hungry Hound
(15) Kull: The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune
This is the CD version with Digipak.
LENGTH: ~70 Minutes
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