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Best of the Rest: Honorable Mentions of 2012


bestof2012Making my Top 15 Albums of 2012 list this year was a bit daunting.  There were so many records I heard, and many of the excellent and well deserving of a bit of extra attention.  Being as I am, I felt guilty for leaving some of them off, so here I will present, in no particular order other than random, a good handful of albums that came out during 2012 that I enjoyed and feel that you lovely readers should give a listen to.  Check ’em out and enjoy!!  Peace Love and Metal!!!!

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Album Review: Separate Realities by Trioscapes


How to describe this record, hmm.  OK, Trioscapes, a band made up 3 insanely talented musician (Dan Briggs of BTBAM on bass, Walter Fancourt on saxophone and flute, and Matt Lynch on drums and electronics) that play a fun and crazy form of psychedelic jazz fusion progressive metal on their debut record Separate Realities.  The record sounds like if you were to take Frank Zappa, Rush, late 70’s early 80’s era King Crimson, some famous jazz fusion artist I don’t know, BTBAM, and Primus and put them in a blender with a ton of happy pills.  The results come out something quite unique and very refreshing.  From front to back there is never a dull moment in the time melding assaults and groove laden jazz freakouts.  If you’re looking for something upbeat and different to listen to, I have a feeling you will be loving this record, especially if you are a prog fan.

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Trioscapes Want to Sax You Up


A few weeks ago I posted a song by sax fronted instrumental jazz prog metal band featuring Dan Briggs of BTBAM on bass, Trioscapes.  They have released that same song, “Blast Off”, as a video in a live studio setting.  You can also check out “Wazzlejazzlebof” off their upcoming release, Separate Realities, below.  The record is due to hit stores on May 8th, 2012.  I have a feeling that this will be a quite saxy record you do not want to miss.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!