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The Insanity Room

by Blue Slush

Rush-Goes-Pop meets Semisonic and the Goo Goo Dolls... but with Yes styled vocals and... Joe Satriani guitar wizardry with a hint of Buckethead
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Drag U Down
3:15 album only
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2. The Gap
3:17 album only
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3. The Dawn and the Whispering
2:59 album only
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4. The Prelude to
0:31 album only
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5. Know Me Well
4:57 album only
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6. An Experiment in Neo-Pop Romanticism
3:08 album only
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7. If I Died Today
3:00 album only
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8. In the Moment I Go Blank
4:28 album only
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9. I Didn't Tell Anyone About it
3:31 album only
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10. Wait 'Til Tomorrow
3:49 album only
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11. Call It What You Will
4:11 album only
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12. Windup Doll
2:11 album only
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13. The World is Here (Patrick's 2nd of 3 Nightmares)
5:32 album only
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14. No Room to Grow
2:22 album only
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15. Song 51
3:59 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I guess to start at the beginning I (Steven Dolezal) started this band when I was in 2nd grade when I wrote this song called The Mockingbird. I won some little kid contest and I think that was when I decided I wanted to be a musician for real. That year I was thinking up band names with one of my best friends and we decided Blue Slush sounded like a legitimate name for a band. Meanwhile, some kid named Matt Muehling was somewhere out in the world trying to play the viola. He played the viola from 4th to 5th grade and then quit. He picked it up again and took some private lessons and then if rumor has it, there was divine intervention when some kid named Bryan taught him Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. Anyway, rewind a little bit and I'd been playing piano since I was about 5 and when I was 13, I decided I HATED the piano. My parents only gave me one option and that was to replace the piano with something different. So I, reluctantly as possible, picked up a guitar. Now keeping that in mind, in 6th grade I joined the school band and was a percussionist with some other kid named Travis Knapp, who beat me out for first chair quite regularly (as in ALL THE TIME). Well, Travis started loving the marimba and all that other percussion "stuff" and turned himself into an All State percussionist. Travis and I had this brilliant idea to start a band in the year 2000 and we got a gig at some birthday party (oh the drama). We played a few shows and I met Matt Muehling through a girlfriend (sound familiar?). I jammed with Matt and his brother and then as soon as Matt played with Travis and I, the supertrio of superhuman musical abilities Blue Slush was formed. We all loved doing original music and we played some scattered shows here and there before we recorded our first album, Welcome To Existence in 2001. In the year that followed, we played some shows and found some people that liked listening to us and so we started putting together material for another album. When I started writing for the next album I wrote about 200 songs just for the album and then I had about 75 - 100 songs that I thought were album material. I got together with Travis and we cut that list down to about 30-40 songs before anything was seriously passed along to Matt. We rehearsed in a little tiny room about as big as your hand for around 8 hours a day for a week before we headed into the studio. The day before we went into the studio we played a huge show with our favorite band New Standard. We tried out most of our new songs and then headed into the studio to record the album. What came out, was (dare I say) close to as good as we possibly could have done up to that point in time (never putting limits on the future). The studio sessions were long and demanding and sometimes insane, but it wouldn't be aptly titled if the sessions were any differently. So, here you have it, 60 minutes of music with more mood swings and crazy things than I would have thought possible to cram into one album. Don't get too attached to the sound, because we sure aren't.

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Rock-a-fella'

Fun to listen to, technically sound: B+
This is a great album to listen to with a pretty unique style. The the vocals and rhythms give off a nice pop edge to finish the darker technical thematics. The drumming is great, not too overbearing, not too flashy, but sound, and fits very nicely behind some great guitar riffs. I highly recommend this album to fans of progressive pop/punk rock.
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Bill C.

Excellent!
Excellent songwriting - great varitety! Great playing by all the musicians. There is not a bad song on the CD and I especially like the progressive rock instrumental (track 6) and In the Moments I Go Blank (track 8).
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Katie K.

Refreshing Un-Catagorical Sound
Great CD. Fresh, exciting sound, and the artist really blends the different types of music well, and stresses the variations they are capable of. Super, fantastic, Room to Grow and The World is Here, are among the best on the album.
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Jeff at California Music

Excellent on In the moment I go blank
This is one new band that has all the right stuff. Although recording is rough, a summer of touring could open doors, Great work on track 8, 5, and 13, these songs stand out as the premier songs. Great work! Contact me for auditions!
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