- I just received this cd from Brian Dorbuck(a real steal at
$13.00-includes US shipping).I've had 2 spins so far and really love it.
I highly recommend to any prog lover and apologize if it's been
discussed here before.This was released in '92 and if interested let me
and I'll connect you with Brian.
Since I'm terrible at reviews I've copied John Collinge's review from
the Winter/Spring 2003 issue of Progression Magazine.
" Out of the blue comes this very talented California band with monster
chops and an addled sense of humor suggesting a cross between Frank
Zappa and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Led by Trevor Lloyd's note happy (the
kind we proggers drool for) electric violin and keyboards,
Audiosynchrocy grabs you immediately with speedy, angular opener,
"Merrily Barreling Through Barely". These guys blend melody and
dissonance with jaw-dropping precision, their odd-metered vocal phrasing
and light, oft-goofy lyrical fare enhancing the disc's gymnastic aural
revelries. Hints of the Dixie Dregs and Happy The Man-style quirkiness
arise here and there, as during the eight-minute instrumental "Europa".
Even then, bright synth leads lend a unique identity. Five of these nine
tracks are instrumentals, ranging in tone and structure from aggressive,
sinewy fusion to beautiful piano ruminations (" Searching...") and
impressionistic soundscaping ("Aerial View"). Rounding out this
impressive ensemble are Dudley Brooks on guitar and vocals, bassist Jake
Feldman and drummer/percussionist Rob Canny (Lloyd also sings). Trevor
Feldman adds vibes to "That Constant Game", and would've been welcome on
other tracks as well. "