Atomic Opera - Alpha & Oranges

Tuesday 1st June 1999
Atomic Opera - Alpha & Oranges
Atomic Opera - Alpha & Oranges

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

Since the release of 'Penguin Dust' in '97, Atomic Opera have been busy touring and preparing to record 'Gospel Cola' for Metal Blade; due out the end of this year. During the interim, Frank Hart has decided to release a collection of original sessions spanning from '89 to '93. Produced by Sam Taylor (Third Day, Galactic Cowboys). 'Alpha & Oranges' features original drummer Mark Poindexter accompanied by Jonathan Marshall (guitar), with bass being split between Len Sonnier (brother of original Galactic Cowboys' guitarist Dane) and Jonas Velasco, resulting in a fine aggregation of musicians who create honest and compelling music. In spite of the fact that these tracks are over five years old, they serve as a fine example of the band's development since their inception. Thanks to Metal Blade records, Atomic Opera's art finally looks set to be made available to a wider audience.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rain Parade [Listen]
2. For Madmen Only [Listen]
3. All These Things [Listen]
4. Feverdream #1 [Listen]
5. Magic Castle [Listen]
6. Love In Grey [Listen]
7. Meaningless Word [Listen]
8. Paper Tiger [Listen]
9. Spinning [Listen]
10. Let Go [Listen]

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