Vibraphonist Dave Pike's debut for Muse (which has been reissued on CD) has generally strong individual playing although the material (five group originals plus a brief version of the bop standard "Wee") and use of electronics sound a bit dated. Pike teams up with keyboardist Tom Ranier (who also plays some alto and tenor), guitarist Ron Eschete, either Luther Hughes or Harvey Newmark on bass, drummer Ted Hawke and (on three of the six numbers) guitarist Kenny Burrell. Nothing all that memorable occurs during this lesser effort.
"Put the beast out of mind" is the 2nd album by Birmingham, Alabama post rockers Glories. In a genre that seem's to have it's fair share of dross, and mediocre acts, Glories somehow manage to forge their own path in post rock with dreamy soundscapes, and while not altogether different to other well known bands, the feeling of it being strangly familiar, but strinkly different is part of it's appeal.
The opening track "Crowns" is one of those songs that instantly grabs you, and it sets the tone for whats to come, with it's gentle guitar melody, which eases into it's progression, at a steady speed, before reaching it's ultimate climatic conculsion…
State of Mind is the 1995 debut album from the British progressive rock band Psycho Motel, formed by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith. The album featured Hans-Olav Solli on vocals, formerly of Scott Gorham's 21 Guns. The album features a heavy guitar-driven sound. The album was released only in Japan in 1995 and re-released in Europe in 1996. The European release had only 10 tracks and different artwork, which featured a negative image of the Japanese version cover. The album was re-released again in 2006, with the European version of the artwork.