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by ARZ

Eclectic instrumental progressive rock that blends elements of metal, classical, and world music into sonic tales embodying literary and spiritual themes.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jjinn
4:12 $0.99
2. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Trent
11:35 $0.99
3. Spindleshank
2:45 $0.99
4. Serai
7:14 $0.99
5. Trance
4:00 $0.99
6. Crimson Passage
5:22 $0.99
7. Dandelion Wine
4:09 $0.99
8. Fortress/Siege
5:14 $0.99
9. Hexen
2:46 $0.99
10. Stomp
2:33 $0.99
11. Clovus
4:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
ARZ weaves guitar textures of hard-edged distortion, classical fingerstyle technique, crystalline acoustic, intermittent mandolin and banjo, layered against classic Moog and string sounds.

Each track seeks to tell a story, akin to a graphic novel -ranging from tales of Lovecraftian eldritch horror, modern sorceries, medieval warfare, to the aftermath of a very strange experiment conducted in Victorian London.

“Serai is a modern masterpiece of soaring guitar instrumental music that combines rock, jazz and classical…”
--Twentieth Century Guitar Magazine

“It rocks, it swings, and sometimes it just lays back and lets the music whisper. For all this though, it is Steve’s acoustic guitar playing that impresses most, and the man has style and technique to spare.”
--Tom Karr, ProgressiveWorld.net

“…instrumental neo-prog in the style of YES, GENESIS, RUSH, FOCUS, IQ…Without a doubt the 2 CDs are a pleasure to listen to, with Steve’s musicianship reaching a very high level. Any progfan will love this band…”
--Gabor Kleinbloesem, Strutter Magazine, The Netherlands

“…it twists and turns blending Hackettonian and Fripperian styles to form a soundtrack to a story told only by the music. Powerful stuff indeed! …Adams manages to keep the listener enthralled and engaged, spinning off on weird tangents…the sheer profundity of musical ideas makes each listen anew…”
--Mark Hughes, Dutch Progressive Rock Page

“Sure technique and inner fire combine in “Spindlehsank” and on the country-tinged “Stomp,” organic showcases for Adam’s astonishing finger and fret skills”….“Combined, the two discs make for a bold but inhabitable journey into a fantastic world where the view is often breathtaking.”
--Lee Williams, Oregonian



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Kenneth Daniel Jubb

This is mindscape. Dreamers! Rockers! Jazz snobs! Everyone come gather 'round and give your ears a treat! Words cannot define the experience of listening to this arZist of quintessential composition and performance!

C Swift

The music is excellent and very unique!! I listened to all the tracks and want a copy of the finished CD. What a mix of emotions and great chops!! CSS

Rusty Bridgers

This CD is a true work of patience and phenomenal artistry
This CD has so many amazing musical facits I don't know where to begin. This would definitely be a custom fit for airplay on KINK radio's "Lights Out" broadcast.


I wanted to hear something as good as this for a long time! Now it is here!

Neal Budde

Amazing! Great mix of everything.

Jeffery Jernstrom

This CD kicks butt!
This CD kicks butt! Arz is the cure-all for the listener who is sick of the unoriginal, monotonous sound of popular music. It is an amazing blend of various cultural styles, original music concepts, and is just a great quality peace of work. It is simply brilliant!