(All Album Reviews by Burgess Penguin)
WARNING: If you don't like your prog with humor and unpredictable twists TURN BAAAAAACK TUUURRRRNNNN BAAAAAAAAAACK!!
Brewed in Western CT, this little concoction by Forever Einstein is a marvel of tight and unpredictable instrumental interplay, twisted humor and what the band describes as having "Velcro ears" (taking in things as far-flung as Henry Mancini, TV shows, Zappa, King Crimson, Hendrix, Surf Music, found sounds, Middle Eastern folk music, funk and a thousand other things I can't even begin to list).
What comes out is a genuinely wild ride with a lot of twisted humor (see the song titles), amazingly thoughtful and fun instrumental fireworks and more plot twists than a good cartoon!!
Let's take the opening cut, "Maybe Spending The Rest of Your Life--" for example. Starting off with a funky 70's vintage wah-wah guitar, then going into a warp-speed chase scene then abruptly detouring at a local beach for a quick surf and back again! Yikes!!
Hey, and it's not everyday you get to hear a drum solo accompanied by some college professor explaining Einstein's General Theory of Relativity ("Tell The Little Man with The Big Head---"), or hearing hard-rocking snarling guitar colliding gleefully with Middle Eastern dronings ("Would You Like Fries With That?").
And it just gets wilder from here, and all this from an unassuming little guitar trio in Western CT!
Who says prog has to be all seriousness anyway? Grab this little gem and spend some time in the madhouse learning about manners, the Forever Einstein way!!!!