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Thirteen Of Everything: Common eclectic, artistic and philosophical interests

Thirteen Of Everything – Our Own Sad Fate

Separately, the band members of Thirteen Of Everything have many eclectic, artistic and philosophical interests, however when together they pretty much devolve into making music, eating pizza, drinking beer, and quoting Monty Python. Now the band have released their new album Our Own Sad Fate. The track Life Is Changing,

The album was made while the band went through several line up changes. Actually the personnel changed twice before the album was completed. There are as usual on many albums nowadays guest artists. The vocal are handled by Rick Clark on Walk On Water and guest violinist Mark McMillan on Event Horizon. In addition the two new members of Thirteen Of Everything Thad Miller (keys) and Brett Cosby (guitar), who performed on one song. The tracks Walk On The Water and Event Horizon,

Thirteen of Everything is a modern symphonic progressive rock band founded in 2000 in Austin, Texas, whose debut album, Welcome, Humans received wide acclaim. Thirteen Of Everything’s music is informed largely by the pioneers of progressive rock, combined with elements from other genres. A variety of influences are present with emphasis on long pieces with intricate, syncopated arrangements while maintaining a strong focus on emotive melodies and thematic development. Founders was Ted Thomas (drums, vocals) & Mick Peters (Chapman Stick, bass guitar, acoustic guitar vocals). They met while waiting in line to attend a local concert by ProjeKCt Three (a King Crimson side-project) and discovered their mutual love for progressive rock.

The album Our Own Sad Fate is a release  with many shifting moods, synth delights, powerful vocals and a very fascinating and good interplay. The new album have no particular concept, but the album title is from the final track Plague. Much more important is the fact that the Austin band have a style of their own. Catchy, yes but nice complex arrangement and unexpected twist and turns, and all in all a very good and exciting album. The tracks Plague,

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3032 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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