It took Hanspeter Hess (The Healing Road), Chris Grundmann (Cynity) and Markus Roth (Marquette, Horizontal Ascension) a.k.a. Force Of Progress only 4 years and 2 albums to establish themselves as cream of the crop of german Technical Orientated Instrumental Prog. And since fun at work often transforms into productivity, they already finished another collection of technical complex, yet melodic songs, assembled in the new album Redesign.
Beside Dennis Degen and Sebastian Schleicher, who took over drums, bass and guitars respectively, FOP engaged a whole array of guest guitarists to provide solos on each of the five album tracks, resulting in a highly entertaining “competition” of high end musicians.
LTE3 may feature more notes, but in terms of catchy tunes, Redesign
rivals the very best in this section of progressive rock.
1. Ultra Conservation (5:52)
2. Viral Signs I – Ambassador Of Light (10:29)
3. Next (7:07)
4. Viral Signs II – Incident 3030 (16:03)
5. Lady Lake (4:33)
6. Redesign (6:18)
Hanspeter Hess (The Healing Road) – Keyboards, Synths
Chris Grundmann (Cynity) – Guitars, Keyboards, Synths
Markus Roth (Marquette, Horizontal Ascension) – Keyboards, Synths
Dennis Degen – Drums
Sebastian Schleicher – Bass, Guitars
Achim Wierschem – Guitar solo (4)
Stefan Huth – Touch Guitar (4)
Markus Schley – Monk Choir (4)
Claus Flittiger – Guitar solo (6)
Thorsten Praest – Guitar solo (1)
Amadeusz Sektas – Guitar solo (3)
Julian Küster – Guitar solo (2)