Very melodic and enjoyable album from this new Californian band. Signposts would be early Yes, later Camel, the proggier elements of Todd Rundgren and some Lennon/McCartney, both in the songwriting and the vocals! A highlight is the guitarwork of guitarist Harrison Leonard. His playing is very like Steve Howe with maybe a little Larry Carlton or Lee Ritenour thrown in here & there. The keyboardist Aaron Goldich mixes classical-like piano sounds ala Rick Wakeman with some nice organ and synth patches to great effect. The rhythm section of bassist Nick Photos (who has only been playing since 2004!)
and drummer Issac Watts round out the quartet. Overall this young group from the Los Angeles area sound alot like early Yes but the songwriting has enough of a personal character to keep them from being branded a 'clone'. For those familiar with the 'groups-who-sound-like-other-groups' genre, this is much closer to The Flower Kings than to Starcastle. I really found myself enjoying this more and more with each listening, which I can't say for many 'prog' records these days! And - in true prog spirit - the title track is a 5-part suite! Highly recommended to fans of Yes, The Flower Kings, Camel, etc.