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Moments of Clarity

by Cryptic Vision

A Progressive Rock band from Florida that has been compared to Yes, Kansas and Spock's Beard.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Introspective
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2. New Perspective
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3. Contemplation
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4. Grand Design
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5. Angeline
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6. Losing Faith
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7. Angel's Requiem
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8. Colored Leaf
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9. Shock Value
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10. Moments of Clarity (parts l, ll, lll, llll)
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11. Ascension
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cryptic Vision is a progressive rock band from Florida. They have been compared to groups like Yes, Kansas, Spock's Beard, Pink Floyd, and Saga. Their debut concept album "Moments Of Clarity" was written and performed by the nucleus of Rick Duncan, Todd Plant and Robert Van Dyne, who have been working together on various projects since the late 80's. The new CD was mixed in Runcorn England by Pete Coleman and features an all star cast including former Kansas violinist David Ragsdale, former Zon/Ian Hunter Keyboardist Howard Helm, Ralph Santolla (currently touring with Iced Earth) and former Neurotica(Ozzfest 02) members, Shawn Bowen and Kelly Shaefer.

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skildude

words can't describe
I have been listening to this CD for about 5 days straight. An intense mix of joy, happiness, sorrow, pain. It is truly a masterpiece. Cryptic Vision is now on my must buy list. Anything they put out, I am buying. I could hear influences from Kansas(obviously), Styx, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and a bit of Dream Theater(Kevin Moore style). All this and a absolutely individual orignal art work. Please Make More. How this band isn't doing national tours is beyond me.
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gilles potvin

good prog cd a modern Kansas
After a few spins I like it more and more it's a mix of a
lot of good bands but more of Kansas.Introspective is my
favorite song too bad there is not enough instrumental.
Ascension is a catchy tune and Moment of clarity is the
classic of this excellent cd .4 STARS and a must for
your collection. POTS
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Roberto Azzena

Fantastic CD,really a masterpiece in prog-rock !
Wonderful album which includes all the best elements of progressive,prog-metal and pomp rock.

Intense,original,melodic,complex but simple to love immediatly,this concept album is really a prog-masterpiece !
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CD Baby


Okay, sometimes less is more. So let me say, if you are a confessed- or not confessed, die-hard fan of Kansas or Yes, this album belongs at home with you. You might think that these styles got lost in the 80s and you might not admit to your disappointment over that, but if it's powerful, kick-you-in-the-bottom prog rock you want, look no further. These guys take prog to the top with no room to expand any further. From their vocals to their hooks to their production, this is absolutely top notch. Even the Peter Cetera fan will find something to relish in.
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Brazil's Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal E-zine

Cryptic Vision released a stunning CD. Brilliant and amazing, an indispensable w
There are some bands that show a special feeling when we listen them for the first time, mainly when Progressive Rock is our favorite musical style. Now, we go to speak about Cryptic Vision, they really touch something special and exciting the listener with their impressive Symphonic Progressive Rock, filled with some melodic Hard Rock influences. The musicians on this band know expressing a strong musical feeling, creating arrangements with extensive instrumental passages, everything divided around fantastic electric guitar tones, lots of intricate and melodic keyboards sounds, the vocals are soft and nice and fit perfectly with the music. Most of the times Cryptic Vision sound like "Yes", "Kayak", "Camel" and "Pink Floyd" mixed with the quality melodic Hard Rock from the "Kansas", as you can see, they bring instinct, attributes and musical similarities of 70's European Progressive Rock. This American band´s sound are really impressive. You can bet your life, Cryptic Vision released a stunning CD. Brilliant and amazing, an indispensable work, highly recommendable...
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Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio

Once you listen to it, It totally blows you away!
Quote from Feb 18 Interview: "The name of the album is Moments of Clarity and basically since you sent it to us, We love it! I absolutely think it's great! We get a lot of music here but this album for me really has the complete package. I mean the music is unbelievable! The album looks like a great modern progressive rock album and once you listen to it, It totally blows you away!"
Don Cassidy, President and DJ at Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio.
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Shan Tee, The Sentinal Web Mag

Take note of Cryptic Vision now, because we will be hearing much more from them
Rock has taken many varied paths, and over the decades, we have seen the resulting styles go through cyclical moments of both recognition and ostracism. Through this journey of ups and downs, one of the styles that has weathered the best is Progressive Metal, with the undeniable success of Dream Theater, Spock’s Beard and the new youth (how many go already?) of Rush. Cryptic Vision helps bring this style into its grandeur with a disc of such quality that it stands at par with the other 'greats' of this genre. But let’s start at the beginning:

Cryptic Vision is a trio originating in the State of Florida (USA), and “Moments of Clarity” is their first CD. The true engine behind the group is Rick Duncan, whose contribution is extraordinary: he plays the drums, keyboard, mellotron, both acoustic and rhythmic guitars, the bass and an instrument called the Djembe. He is also responsible for much of the composing, and as if that were not enough, he has also occupied the role of producer and sound engineer in the recording of this disc. Even after all of this, he still finds time to work on promotion, since the envelope containing the disc that arrived at my home noted him as its sender. The remainder of the group is composed of the singer Todd Plant (formerly with Eyewithness and Millenium) and the keyboardist / guitarist, Robert Van Dyne. For the recording of this disc, they have included several brilliant collaborative efforts, such as with the guitarist Ralph Santolla (Eyewithness, Millenium, Iced Earth), Shawn Bowen (from Bald Daisy, formerly with Neurotica), GJ Gosman (from New Crash Position, formerly with Neurotica) and David Ragsdale (formerly with Kansas). The result of all this work is a disc of variation and high quality, a delight for one who enjoys this type of music. The most evident influences come from big name groups, such as Kansas, Yes, Rush, the first Genesis or even Marillion, passing for Spock’s Beard, one of the current references in this genre, together with Dream Theater. However, Cryptic Vision continuously looks to Metallica and Petrucci’s group for inspiration. With free instrumentals, Cryptic Vision is always working in favor of the music. The members are always playing in search of a common objective. This does not at all mean that the musicians are limited, contrary to this, they demonstrate their broad musical talent and capabilities in every moment, from the fine and melodic voice of Todd Plant, to the guitar solos of Robert Van Dyne. The CD is composed of 11 tracks, which are bound by a continuity very advisable for a disc of this type of music. As in most any complete progressive disc, a long theme song exists (“Moments of Clarity”) of more than 12 minutes, which is divided into four parts. This constitutes the most elaborate composition on the disc, without relying upon the other songs for style. Without a doubt this is an extraordinary disc. It captures you from first moment you listen to it, which is quite rare for this type of composed work. Take note of Cryptic Vision now, because we will be hearing much more from them in the years to come.


Shan Tee, The Sentinel Web Mag
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Jim Johnston

Great progressive music
I heard this band on an internet radio station (never been a big listener before!) and they just blew me away! The music stood out heads way above the typical crowd of progressive rock music i'd been hearing, suddenly the memories from my Teenhood came flooding back of hearing Leftoverture for the first time and thinking "this is amazing!!! - I HAVE TO HAVE THIS!!!" - well I took out my paper thin wallet and I bought it. And after hearing the entire album, I have to say, everyone who claims to be a fan of Prog music should be required to own this CD. Period.

Buy it! - Its music like this that makes the current popular stuff on the airwaves so pointless and sad.
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Menno von Brucken Fock

Original mixture in the vein of Kansas, early Genesis and so on.
The music on this album contains elements of the greatest bands in progressive rock such as Genesis, Kansas, Gentle Giant, but also Saga, Salem Hill, Styx and Spock's Beard. Because of its quality and originality I recommended this cd to be granted a special nomination 'vette krent' in our magazine on progressive rock called iO Pages (in Dutch unfortunately). Personally I hope there will be more by Cryptic Vision: great album!
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Tamara Turner, CD Baby.com


Okay, sometimes less is more. So let me say, if you are a confessed- or not confessed, die-hard fan of Kansas or Yes, this album belongs at home with you. You might think that these styles got lost in the 80s and you might not admit to your disappointment over that, but if it's powerful, kick-you-in-the-bottom prog rock you want, look no further. These guys take prog to the top with no room to expand any further. From their vocals to their hooks to their production, this is absolutely top notch. Even the Peter Cetera fan will find something to relish in.
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