Mr. Music-Man here with (yet another) review
Liquid Trio Expiriment 3 - Spontaneous Combustion
Ok, so to get started...
The group Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive rock / metal project initiated by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy in 1997. Mike Portnoy (Drums) along with band mate John Petrucci (Guitar) invited along Jordan Rudess (Keyboard) and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (Bass, Chapman) to participate in the Instrumental Progressive Rock Side Project titled "Liquid Tension Experiment". Liquid Tension Experiment released two albums, Liquid Tension Experiment (1998) and Liquid Tension Experiment 2 (1999) on Magna Carta Records. They also played a few live shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. After the huge success of the side project, Portnoy and Petrucci gladly asked Rudess to join the band Dream Theater. He accepted.
Mike Portnoy has previously stated in numerous interviews (and on his web site FAQ) that there would not be a third LTE album, in 2007 however, he said that a third release would be possible...And now it has been confirmed that a third LTE will be released soon, although the band will be re-naming themselves "Liquid Trio Experiment" particularly because Petrucci had been away with his wife and newborn daughter, Kiara.
The trio (Portnoy, Rudess, and Levin) will release the album titled "Spontaneous Combustion" on October 23rd, 2007 and will include the following tracks...
"Chris And Kevin's Bogus Journey" – 7:54
"Hot Rod" – 6:21
"Rpp" – 3:06
"Hawaiian Funk" – 4:39
"Cappuccino" – 3:26
"Jazz Odyssey" – 8:49
"Fire Dance" - 8:23
"The Rubberband Man" - 6:52
"Holes" - 4:38
"Tony's Nightmare" - 2:49
"Boom Boom" - 6:33
"Return Of The Rubberband Man" - 9:43
"Disneyland Symphony" - 4:47
(Very old picture =P )
From Left to Right: Levin, Portnoy, Rudess, Petrucci
_Mike Portnoy (Drums)_
_Tony Levin (Bass, Chapman)_
_Jordan Rudess (Keyboard)_
_John Petrucci (Guitar)_
Well I think this album is going to be great although it's really not going to be the same without Petrucci.
Ah well...I'm still going to buy it anyway.
Last edited by Ruzzo (2008-07-27 23:10:05)
well, i'm listening to some tracks of their first two albums, and i gotta say, i'm THRILLED !
this is really, really good !
and i knew Dream Theater all along without listening to this side project...
thank you so much for this short description of LTE !!!
now that i bought the 3rd album, as you said without the guitar player, i can say it's better when he's around.
the compositions are really beautiful, but there's something missing; i'm not a huge guitar fan, but it's missing sometimes...
Last edited by bacchus (2007-10-04 12:56:28)