This "new" album from Us proggers Syzygy, really is a re-make, re-mastering of their 1993 album of the same title, when the band called themselves Witsend!
So what you get here are : 4 acoustic pieces (solo works for guitar and piano)/ 2 duets for Guitar, bass and/or keyboards/ 6 re-made Witsend tracks and finally 4 previously unreleased tracks!! Good value for your money methink, with the duration time of nearly 76 minutes!
That was the quantity, how about the quality you might ask?! Well the music herein is top notch, perfectly delivered, produced and as always with Syzygy great compositions and muscianship.
While i understand the dividing of this release, into the 4 mentioned sequences, I think that a blend of those acoustic track that opens the album, with the more electric (and proggier) tunes would have given a more versatile and exciting listen!
On the other hand who am I to tell these fine muscians what to do? Alternatively you can program your cd player, just the way you like it.
I own the original album (Witsend - Cosmos and Chaos) and have always liked it and it does frequently visit my cd player. But this is a great addition, for the new thinking and remaking of the original tunes, but also for the bonus tracks.
Also, I honestly think that it is a must own for friends of Syzygy and if there is any justice there are many of you out there!?
For those of you, whom doesnt know this fine band, well its about time you get to know them!! I recommend starting with: Syzygy - "The Allegory Of Light" their debut from 2003, then work your way up till this re-make!
By the time you are hooked (and you will be) I suggest to get a hold of the original Witsend release, because believe me...you will most certainly wanna compare. ENJOY!!