ARTIST: Thank You Scientist
TITLE: The Perils of Time Travel
YEAR RELEASED: 2011
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: No, it’s an EP
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: I bet no.
LINEUP: Salvatore Marrano, Tom Monda, Russ Lynch, Greg Colacino, Ellis Jasenovic, Andrew Digrius, Odin Alvarez
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Modern progressive rock band throws the kitchen sink at you and…it works!
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Music with a shit-ton of 16th notes, time signatures without 4’s in them, and throwing the back pages of the chord book at you – that’s Thank You Scientist in their first EP also use violins and horns along with the gutiars and keyboards you expect from a prog band.
At times, they sound a bit like fellow prog travelers Coheed and Cambria, but on this album they don’t have a dense storyline that will take 418 albums to resolve. These are just five tracks with good guitar riffs, jazz, intriguing vocals from Salvatore Marrano, excellent musicianship, and enough oddities to keep you guessing.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: The bands from that rock hotspot of Montclair, New Jersey
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: A-: I don’t particularly like the drum sound, but I can live with that. This is a quite intriguing debut EP.