Once again into the breach... JDA triumphs again with a new collection of tunes to groove you, tunes to move you, and tunes to stimulate your minds and memories. A wonderful brew of pop sensibility, rock crunch, and true honest emotion, lyrical and melodic sense. BIG SOUND! Listen to SYZYGY! SYZYGY pronunciation: (siz'i-je), [key] n., pl. -gies. 1. astron. An alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon. SYZYGY! JDA, consisting again for this recording of Joel Pirard, (keys, electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, bass, drums, lead and background vocals, and percussion), Don Pitz, (lead and background vocals, keys, misc percussive instruments, percussion), Arno Tietje, (6 and 12 string electric and acoustic lead and rhythm guitars, lap steel guitar, bass, harmonica, lead and background vocals, percussion), return after nearly 3 years with their latest. Now playing live with 2 new members,Ron Cook, drums and vocals and Larry Lipsen, bass, the future for this band of seasoned veteran musicians bodes even better, as JDA has triumphantly moved into the live performance arena, showcasing many songs from this and their 2 previous cds. Check out SYZYGY! Here is what is being said: The first six bars of the first track set the feel for the entire album but by no means define it. come to expect a lot from this trio of veteran studio musicians and my expectations were exceeded by Syzygy . . . JDA has gone above and beyond the call of duty on this album. The album does a bit of genre-hopping, but the totality is almost like an opera, with each act being a work unto itself while telling a definable story with the whole. You will feel the changes, but they won't make you dizzy. In totality, this album brings to my mind an image that is both stellar and earthly . . . that angels have descended to Earth and taken up residence, sacrificing their divinity to fully enjoy all that being human has to offer. I like this album . . . so much so that I will give my strongest recommendation: if you love rock, you must own this album.
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