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Mike Batio/Rob Ross

"Lucid Intervals And Moments Of Clarity"

The Story
Note: check out ""Lucid Intervals And Moments Of Clarity" Part 2" featuring remastered versions of both Batio releases "Tradition" and "Lucid Intervals And Moments Of Clarity" on one CD. "Lucid Intervals And Moments Of Clarity", featuring guitarist Mike Batio (AKA Michael Angelo and Micheal Angelo Batio) and drummer Rob Ross represents Batio's fourth solo album, which features memorable verse and chorus melodies highlighted with intense and uncompromising solo sections . The first track "Stop Complaining", for example, starts with chorus rhythms that sound majestic and powerful going into a verse that is very cool and Van Halen-like. The songs on this CD are long, averaging 5 to 6 minutes apiece. Another track on "Lucid Intervals And Moments Of Clarity" is called "Take A Look Around", which has a beautiful and commercial verse melody, while the chorus has Michael singing in the background over his guitar. "No Boundaries" drummer Rob Ross performed on the entire CD, while progressive bass player William Kopecky performs on four of the tracks. Bottom line: when Batio plays fast there is no question that he is the master of musical warp drive!

The Music
06:22 Stop Complaining Instrumental
05:11 Avalanche Instrumental
06:52 She Doesn't Live Here Anymore Instrumental
04:51 Take A Look Around Vocal
06:00 Enough Is Enough Instrumental
06:40 Full Force Instrumental
04:41 Who Can You Trust? Instrumental
05:59 Diary Of An Empty Life Instrumental
06:25 Instant Glamour Vocal

The Artists
Mike Batio  -  All Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals on "Take A Look Around", Production, Engineering, Mixing, Arrangement on "Instant Glamour"
Rob Ross  -  Drums, Percussion, Vocals on "Instant Glamour", Production Assistance
William Kopecky  -  Bass Guitar on "Stop Complaining", "She Doesn`t Live Here Anymore", "Diary Of An Empty Life", "Instant Glamour"
Mark Richardson  -  Mastering
Dan Machnik  -  Photography


Recorded at Monster Mix Studio.

Mastered at Metropolis Mastering, Chicago, IL.

Cover concept, art direction, design by Phil for Carlson Media Group.


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