Lobate Scarp is one of these bands that has many guest musicians, and those musicians are very talented, and from well-known bands. Labate Scarp last release is entitled You Have It All, ten years after the debut album Time And Space.
«You Have It All will serve as an expansion to our 2019 EP Spirals and Portals, interweaving Nothing Wrong and Beautiful Light within the album to tell a more cohesive musical story. It consists of nine tracks, totaling more than an hour in length, including Conduit, our first fully instrumental piece».
«Rich Mouser, whose mixing repertoire includes Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse, will once again mix our album, as well as join as co-producer and engineer on many of the tracks. Steve Leavitt, producer of our debut album Time And Space, will also return to co-produce and engineer. Progressive rock fans will especially appreciate the 14 1/2-minute title track as well as our 17 minute finale Flowing Through The Change which deals with both acceptance of the past and looking into the future for exciting possibilities!
The band states, «We are a progressive opera-rock band based in Los Angeles. Our influences range from classic prog-rock of the 70’s such as Genesis and Yes, to 80’s pop such as Duran Duran and Tears For Fears, as well as strong ties to musical theater. Our goal is to make albums that take the listener on a unique musical journey covering a wide spectrum of sounds and genres».
The band was formed in 2006, in Los Angeles, California, Lobate Scarp was founded by Adam Sears (Vocals/Keyboard), Dustin Prince (Drums), Adrienne Woods (Cello) and Hoyt Binder (Guitar). The addition of bassist Andy Catt completed the lineup.
Music Connection magazine has stated that, «the group Lobate Scarp presents prog rock that hits you right between the eyes and that their musical approach deserves industry support and interest».
1. Conduit (6:41)
2. Nothing Wrong (6:17)
3. In The Night I (0:51)
4. Life-Line (5:49)
5. You Have It All (14:30)
6. In The Night II (1:03)
7. Beautiful Light (5:46)
8. Our Test Tube Universe (7:38)
9. Flowing Through The Change (17:20)
ii) In The Night III
iv) A New Beginning
v) Dreams are Coming True
Total Time 65:55
Adam Sears – vocals, keyboards
Andy Catt – bass
Lance Crane – drums
Emer Kinsella – violin
Peter Matuchniak – guitars
Mike Gerbrandt – drums
Andrea Whitt- viola
Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves) – drums (1)
Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard, Pattern Seeking Animals) – drums (4)
Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard) – keyboards (1)
Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood (Yes) – vocals (5)
Steve Leavitt – additional piano, harmonium, reverse snares (2)
Rich Mouser – dilruba (2)
Hoyt Binder – guitar
Rachel Grace – violin