"With King Crimson and Tool as musical guideposts, new Polish ensemble Indukti offer powerful compositions of dark and hypnotic complexity. The constant tension between violin, dual guitars, bass and drums creates a hallucinogenic listening experience.....To retain the spontaneity and energy of their concert performances, "S.U.S.A.R." was recorded live in the studio. It features guest appearances by Riverside vocalist Mariusz Duda and harpist Anna Faber. In addition, this enhanced CD includes an exclusive Quicktime video for the unreleased track "Mantra." [Lasers Edge web-site] ZNR adds: This album is one of the most rhythmically complex works to come out of rock in a long time! The opening track "Freder" is almost impossible to count. Shifting meters as well as shifting accents make it feel like straight four sometimes but then the downbeat never resolves. The interplay between the guitars would make Mssrs. Fripp & Belew proud! Dare I say it? This is better than anything Crimson have done for a long while! The violin adds to the Crimson comparison, too. I guess I see the Tool reference in the heaviness in parts but those guys only made music this great in their dreams! The harp is an interesting diversion and the quieter parts even recall classic era Genesis at times.
If you like highly cerebral heavy prog this is the one! This absolutely blows away Tool, Opeth, Pain of Salvation and all the rest in the heavy parts (and with a great prog vocalist - Mariusz Duda of Riverside - doing the singing! (No growling metal vocals here!) And in the quieter and more prog parts it will make fans of King Crimson smile with satifaction as they say to themselves "contemporary groups CAN be exciting". Huh, whod've thought!?! Go figure - but it's true!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!