Herd Of Instinct - Manifestation

SKU Firepool FR 006
"This electrifying unit translucently morphs the days of prog-rock yore with an ultramodern scope."-All About Jazz

This is the third album by this excellent, instrumental US band, originally out of Texas. Their sound and approach always had some touches of Djam Karet to them, and now that Gayle Ellett is aboard the band, Djam Karet is also a reasonable comparison in certain aspects.

I saw them at ProgDay several years ago and they were excellent (and soundchecked by performing "Devotion" by John McLaughlin, which earned them extra brownie points from me!)

"Herd of Instinct’s third album, Manifestation, is a transitional phase for the group. The group has expanded its sound from the original three-member unit to a larger ensemble. The music’s densely layered sound gives the listener a “textural” listening experience with pieces ranging from the bombastic Dybbuk to the somber flute/violin piece Nocturne. Many songs are based around Mark Cook’s Warr guitar and Rick Read’s Chapman Stick combined with Ross Young’s detailed drumming to create a clock-like precision of a layered polyrhythmic machine. Keyboardists Gayle Ellett (from Djam Karet) and Mike McGary play a crucial role in adding mood and texture to the music. Ellett also adds rhythm guitar to a few tracks and a poetic guitar solo on Shatterpoint. Bob Fisher, flute and saxophone, and Stephen Page, violin, are featured soloists who add diversity to the sonic palette of the band. Drummer, Bill Bachman, came on board towards the end of the recording process to add another element of intensity to the mix."
Mark Cook: Warr guitar, fretted and fretless guitar, fretless bass, Mellotron, thumb piano, synth, samples
Gayle Ellett: Mellotron, Moog, Hammond organ, guitar
Mike McGary: Mellotron, Rhodes, organ, clavinet, synth, piano, bells
Rick Read: Chapman Stick, fretted and fretless bass, Taurus pedals
Ross Young: drums
Bill Bachman: drums
Bob Fisher: flute and saxophone
Stephen Page: violin

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