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Hate To Wake You

by Absent Me

Progressive Hard Rock - What would happen if Rush, Tool, Faith No More and Nine Inch Nails had a bastard child.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. 2wenty1
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2. Kuatro
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3. Empty Words
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4. Stay
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5. Slave
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6. Stepchild
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7. Fade
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8. Follow
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9. Thin
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10. Hate To Wake You
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Album Notes
Formed in 2000 by Brian Rogers(singer), and Curtis Harvey(guitar), Absent Me is a 4 man Progressive rock band from Sacramento Ca. In 2002, the jazz sound was injected with the addition of Job(bass), only to complete the ultimate capabilities in 2004 when Don(drums) joined to write and record all new music for a full length L.P., entitled "Hate To Wake You" , released September 2006.

Brian developed his haunting mix of melody and primal scream after 8 years of vocal training, 13 years of composing, and co-founding the 90's alt rock band Above.

Don's been in the Sacramento scene since the late 80's with bands like I.G.D., Diesel, OTIS, F.R.E.D., BFE. and MDSO, he is a hard hitting drummer with thundering chops and a commanding presence on any stage.

Curtis has been formally trained in Jazz and Classical guitar styles, has been playing guitar for 19 years, and composing for 12. He has a Degree in Composition from the University of Oregon and is a combination of academic precision and soulful creativity.

Job is a bass instructor with 15 years playing rock & metal bass, and a Lifetime of freeform, abstract, and fusion-based jazz through Dallas and Austin, TX in the 90's until finally settling with Absent Me in 2002. He plays the bass with a unique multi-timbred right hand style that matches perfectly with the skull folding rhythms from Don, the huge waves and subtle sonic nuances of Curtis, and the gripping effect of Brian's story-telling vocal style.



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His Royal Dudeness

buy this F!@#ing CD
This CD Rocks, if you like hard, dark rock and roll with a dash of pain and whole lot of anger you will love this shit.

Garage Radio Magazine

A tight group with a fresh approach
It's been a long time since Sacramento's Absent Me has released any new material, but when they sent me the first actual release in their six-year history, Hate To Wake You, I was giddy as a schoolboy on the day of my first BJ! If you're already familiar with Absent Me, don't expect to hear the same ol' shit. In fact, I was surprised that a couple of their trademark tunes (like "Gloria" and "Save Me") didn't make the album.

At first, a certain familiarity with Absent Me's music kicks in with the first track, "2wenty 1," but the feeling melts away with a little inspired listening ... as it progresses into a dark, potent anecdote of angst, confusion and loneliness while growing into adulthood. Even more impressive is the unexpected meld between it and "Kuatro." For a few seconds you think you're listening to an instrumental bridge until the faux reggae throws you for a loop.

The rest of the album stays true to form by exploiting a number of styles ... from Tool to Rush to the less obvious Nine Inch Nails ... all of which contribute to a unique style that can only be described best by actually listening to the music.

These guys are extremely talented and certainly not lyrically impaired. All of the right elements are there and the production quality is outstanding. Their unconventional style and technical finesse adds a whole new dynamic to the progressive rock genre. Just when you're thinking progressive they go alternative on you.

It's obvious that Absent Me put a lot of thought into the composition of every song on Hate To Wake You. The hooks are truly natural, the instrument work is phenomenal and the lyrics speak to a lot of those weird feelings everyone's had, but probably never admitted. All in all, it's an impressive collection of powerful works, destined to become a landmark effort for these guys.

These guys are a tight group with a fresh approach and huge emphasis on musical quality. Hate To Wake You not only takes the term "progressive" to a new level, but also challenges us to look inside ourselves. EAT YOUR HEART OUT MAYNARD!!! 5 Stars ... EASY!


Nice work gentelman. Very professionally done. I'm surprised you're not signed yet.