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Revolution's Son (feat. Tobin Mueller)

by Audiocracy

Hard-driving neo-progressive rock from international band, Audiocracy; heavy organ, multiple guitars, layered vocals, apocalyptic debut concept album in classic prog tradition.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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1. Part I The Dream - Revolution's Son
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2. Part II The Hope - Puzzle City
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3. Part III The Undergound - Escape Into The Fray Zone
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4. Part IV The Confrontation - Speak Truth Into Power
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5. Part V The Extinction - Gethsemane Again
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6. Part VI The Survivors - When The Future Comes
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7. Part VII The Re-Emergence - Dare To Sing
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Album Notes
Revolution's Son, Audiocracy's debut album, draws on the epic tradition of progressive rock. Heavy organ, multiple guitars and driving vocals tell the story of a young man who journeys through idealism, anarchistic zeal, betrayal and redemption. A post-political apocalyptic tale brought to life through impressionistic, intensely personal lyrics. This CD is a great ride.

Membership in Audiocracy is fluid. Band founder Tobin Mueller and lead singer Twon are the only sure constants. Collaborations with friends around the globe create Audiocracy's unique sound:

TOBIN MUELLER:
B3 organ, synths, piano, percussion, vocals. Tobin Mueller has worked with Dave Brubeck, Maynard Ferguson, Entcho Todorov, Donny McCaslin, Ken Schaphorst and others, from jazz to classical to progressive rock. Also a solo piano recording artist, his collaborative chops shine within the context of Audiocracy's talented membership. Also available from CDBaby: 13 Masks; Morning Whispers; A Bit Of Life (progressive folk fusion). Tobin is a Dramatist Guild playwright and an ASCAP composer of everything from symphonies to jazz to film scores.

TWØN:
Lead vocalist, Olympic 5-string bass, acoustic guitar. Twøn is also lead singer and lyricist with the New York City progressive rock band Invanity. He was a founding member of M-Lab, the bassist and backing vocalist for their first two CDs: "M-LAB" (debut recording) and "From Baser Metals" as well as their current 4 track EP. In the 1990's, Twøn was lead vocalist and main songwriter for The New York City Crack Team.

BOB PIPER:
Guitars. Performing for over 35 years, his most successful project overall was the band Pleaides. Their premier release "A Moment Of Clarity" was revered as ground-breaking, and is still a masterpiece to this day, timeless. Bob has also scored for motion pictures, using an EBow for a most dramatic effect a soundtrack can have.

DARREN CHAPMAN:
Electric guitars. Performed with the group Out of the Blue in the early 1990s and an Alice In Chains Tribute Band in the late 90's. Hails from Ontario, Canada, where he currently plays with two other bands and teaches guitar.

ROB THURMAN:
Drums. Rob Thurman studied with legendary Buffalo Jazz drummer Louis Marino (Tommy Dorsey). In 1986 he was playing with the band Real Eyes. In 1990, he and his brothers formed the Thurman Brothers band and toured up and down the east coast until '97. Rob joined the Genesis tribute band “Seconds Out” in early 1998, and that summer formed his all original progressive rock band NAVIGATOR.

TADASHI TOGAWA:
Electric & acoustic guitars. A renown guitarist from Japan, his influence can be felt in a long line of students and disciples that continue to call him Master.

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RadioIndy.com

Creative Progressive Rock Album!
"Revolution's Son" by Audiocracy brings to the table all of the aspects of progressive rock. The sound is heavily organ driven with layered guitars and a lot of harmony in the vocals. The arrangements are sprinkled with countless exotic fills and experimental sounds. This is a concept album about a man's journey through a post-apocalyptic world, which makes for interesting lyrics and listen-ability from beginning to end. The lead off track "Part I The Dream-Revolution's Son" pulls you right in with big heavy organ riffs and great vocal layers. "Part IV The Confrontation - Speak" features thick guitar riffs, great solos, and powerful arena-worthy vocals. "Part VII Dare to Sing" wraps the album up taking you to an ethereal "other world" with organic worldly sounds. If you like Rush and Dream Theater, this album will certainly catch your attention.
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Brian Grosjean

Thrilling vocals
Revolution's Son comes across as a symphonic whirlwind of passion and sensations following a young man's post-apocalyptic journey. With their tight, gorgeous arrangements, the songs used every hertz of my sound system with organ, mellotron (synthesized, I think - please prove me wrong!), heavy bass and percussion. Vocals are akin to David Sylvian, Fish, and even David Bowie at times. The overdubbed vocal arrangements stray into early Echolyn's territory and eventually maintain the forefront of each song, wringing emotional nuances and strong character from each track. TwØn's vocals stay strong, even when climbing into high registers or scraping low growls.
It is hard to find fault with the musicianship or recording. This frees the listener to enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of the songs. The album flows from idea to idea like birds winging from tree to tree. I predict you will return to this album time and time again, gaining new insights and following along as I did to its emotional highs and lows.
(From www.progressiveears.com)
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Kathy Parsons

Neo-Progressive Rock with a Message
“Revolution’s Son” is the debut album of Audiocracy, an international neo-progressive rock band founded by pianist/composer/dramatist/poet/photographer/illustrator Tobin Mueller. (Let me say upfront that this is about as far from new age piano as you can get.) The band members change often, with Tobin Mueller and his oldest son, Twon (Anton), as the only constants. From Audiocracy’s webpage: "’Revolution's Son’ is a concept album that follows the life of a revolutionary who comes to The City to be a catalyst for change and a prophet of truth. He falls into an Underground that urges a less innocent approach to change, leading to the execution of many and a post-apocalyptic finish. The lyrics are an impressionistic journey of a young man trying to find his way through expectation, arrogance, betrayal, disillusionment and, finally, re-birth.” The band members on “Revolution’s Son” are: Tobin Mueller (lyrics and music, organ, synths, drums, bass), Twon (lead vocals, 5-string bass, guitar), Bob Piper (guitars), Darren Chapman (guitars), Rob Thurman (drums), and Tadashi Togawa (guitars). The music is layered and complex, as the artists recorded their own parts from studios in various locations around the world, making this a truly collaborative project.

Each of the seven songs is its own short story or chapter, bound together by the common thread of the story as a whole. The music includes a variety of influences that include fusion, jazz, and classical, and incorporates elements of musical theatre, all under the broad banner of the ever-evolving genre of progressive rock. The heavy organ and guitar sounds interwoven with the layered vocals gives this CD a very big sound, and the eight page liner notes booklet gives a full listing of the poetic and meaningful lyrics. The artwork by Hovakimian Anoushavan on the cover and in the liner notes is also fascinating - a great package! Recommended to fans of progressive rock with a message.
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