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by Tautologic

"an impressively ambitious example of virtuosic musicianship and deft arrangements navigating myriad sounds and styles without ever losing that essential melodic thread or propulsive rock drive…. sociological skewerings..." - Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions
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1. Loud Shoes
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2. Not If but When
2:19 $1.00
3. The Admiral
3:08 $1.00
4. The Professor
6:08 $1.00
5. On Your Left
4:06 $1.00
6. The Choirboy
5:40 $1.00
7. Coltrane Supermarket
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8. The Whistler
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9. The Gospel Lady
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10. Osaka Garden
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"an impressively ambitious example of virtuosic musicianship and deft arrangements navigating myriad sounds and styles without ever losing that essential melodic thread or propulsive rock drive. Formed in 1997 by key songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and driving force Ethan Sellers and currently completed by drummer Pat Buzby, guitarist Aaron Weistrop, bassist Nathan Britsch, saxophonist Chris Greene and violinist Emily Albright, Tautologic is all the more relevant for lyrics that deal not with lamia, slippermen, tales from topographic oceans and the other stuff or progressive-rock lore, but with Ray Davies-style sociological skewerings of 'burnout roommates and their psychotic crack-whore girlfriends, tube socks, crazy homeless people, indie hipsters, quasi-terroristic rants against totalitarian utility companies and anything else that entertains and/or irritates.'"
-Jim DeRogatis from NPR's Sound Opinions

"And you thought Chicago was all blues, jazz and working class rock? How about this Zappa inspired date about all the screw balls that live in Obama’s old neighborhood? For those that like it on the Lou Reed side with wildly progressive edges he’d have never touched on, a new time zone can be built right here. Crazy stuff for when you need something over the top with real professional underpinnings." - Midwest Record

"This is not a “normal” prog band and yet everything about them should appeal to prog-heads. Hints of Chamber Prog slapped up against traditional Symphonic prog elements sounds like a winner to me. I’m giving Re:Psychle a big thumbs up. Check it out." - Jerry Lucky, The Progressive Rock Files

"its contemporary contents smack of delirious energy and smarts. Yet whilst ‘Re:Psychle’ inspires in-depth analysis, the recording never falters from the main mark; that of using inventive musicianship to enlighten and “re-sensitize.”" - Lisa Torem, Pennyblack Music

"This is an unusual and oddly compelling set. The music lands quite firmly in progressive rock, while the vocals are often more in keeping with weird alternative rock styles. That said, it works together well, perhaps calling to mind They Might be Giants in some ways. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this is that for music that is as decidedly out of the norm, it's actually quite catchy. If you like your prog rock adventurous and unusual, give this a try. The rewards are well worth the risk." - Gary Hill, Music Street Journal

"If by "progressive" we mean, as well as "music that progresses", also the mixing of different styles and genres, Tautologic can only be described as fully "progressive"... in short, everything and more in a sometimes crazy melting-pot sound…In short, a real ensemble able, and free, to play everything in the mind of the leader. Quirky but fascinating, no doubt." -

"Tautologic is not a band that takes itself seriously. There is certainly some humour in their lyrics and the mood is clearly festive. This does not mean that their playing is not taken seriously though. The musicians involved are all excellent and the performances faultless. The material is song based, but always well supported by very creative instrumentation. Recommended!" - Marc Roy, ProGGnosis

"While Tautologic’s sound is grounded in progressive rock, the lyrics are idiosyncratic and sarcastic, similar in spirit to Frank Zappa’s work and the Canterbury bands. What’s refreshing about Re:Psychle is the fact that Sellers stays true to the progressive music spirit by combining state of the art classic progressive rock with chamber music elements, jazz and other influences such as funk and even unexpected Afrobeat-style brass on one song. […] Re:Psychle is a finely crafted prog rock album that combines meaningful, uninhibited lyrics and first class musicianship." - Angel Romero, Progressive Rock Central



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