Liquid Tension Experiment
Citizenship : United States
Progressive superproject "Liquid tension experiment" was created in late 1997 by four outstanding musicians.
Member of "Dream theater" John Petrucci (b. July 12, 1967, New York) grew up in a musical family and started to learn the guitar since the age of twelve. His colleague on the "Theater" drummer Mike Portnoy has also started to get involved in music from an early age. Great influence on him had "Beatles", "Kiss" and Frank Zappa, and among his favorite drummers he calls the Nile Perth, Keith Moon, Saysona Phillips and John Bonham. Third party "Liquid tension experiment" was the bassist Tony Levin (b. June 6, 1946Boston) .
Of all four Tony richest record. Levin had previously worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel and "King Crimson". Add team keyboardist virtuoso Jordan Radess, previously played in "Dixie dregs", and recently also hang out in the "Dream theater". His fame at that time was so great ,that according to the polls of the magazine "Keyboard Magazine" Jordan was named the world`s second largest after the keyboardist Keith Emerson.
So, all four met in a New York studio with producer and Pete and Mike Mortichelli Varneya just a week recorded the album "Liquid tension experiment".The CD was issued to specialize in progressive label "Magna carta records". On this disc are mixed was a large number of different styles (jazz, fusion, hard, art, funky, etc.) , And track duration ranged from two to thirty minutes. Despite the short period of sessions, the album gave the impression of a well-prepared work ,which once again confirmed the high level of the musicians.
The release received positive feedback, and sold is not bad, it prompted the Quartet for the next year to release another disc, "Liquid tension experiment 2 ". At this time, the session took place in two stages. The first part took place in October, and has been interrupted because of the fact ,John Petrucci went to his wife, he is going to give birth.
Left without his trio colleagues, not knowing what they do, began to jam again, and as a result produced a composition with a symbolic name "When The Water Breaks" (" When the water has broken ") . This track of seventeen became the central thing "Liquid tension experiment 2 ". error status: 400although like the first job left the impression relaxed jam session. One of the tracks on this album, "Acid Rain", then hit the live album "Dream theater" "Live Scenes From New York".