"PRODUCT is the work of Arman Christoff Boyles (Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards) and Scott Rader (Drums and Bass). They first started working together on music in 1990 in Los Angeles. Throughout the 90ís they collaborated on many projects, but it wasn't until 1999 that they had outlined a road map to create fully realized concept albums. Using the four classical elements and historical figures as inspiration, PRODUCT revisits the sensibilities of the progressive art rock concept albums of the early 70ís, but with a contemporary sound. They have been compared to mood oriented bands such as Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, but bands such as King Crimson, Genesis and Marillion have also been cited.
PRODUCT has recorded four long playing CDs that are intended to be played from beginning to end as a theater for the mind. Their debut album "On Water" follows the story of Jacob Nagle, a young sailor during the American Revolution. "Aire" is an album about Galileo and touches on subjects regarding science and church. "The Fire" is a political based work on the life of Nero. Their latest album, "Earth", examines the life of Nikola Tesla and reflects on our relationship with technology." [Product website]
The third installment in Product's nearly decade-long musically journey was also released by the British label Cyclops. This 2005 release finds the band nearly by themselves as the only guests are two female singers who provide some additional color only at the very beginning and at the very end of the work. Though still heavily influenced by Pink Floyd & Genesis some parts of this rock alot harder and the album overall has a more singer-songwriter feel to it. I think this is the album that probably drew the above comparisons to Porcupine Tree and (harder to find although I would say that it IS there) King Crimson. Fans of melancholy 'art-rock'
like Floyd, PT and Peter Gabriel's early solo work, a.o. should really enjoy this excellent release. The concept in the artwork continues with another beautiful - if understated- package.