"Krista" truly starts the ignition, as "Ground Run," is a short intro track. McConnell really kicks it hard on "The Brick," and Thompson is on the trail non-stop with Kaiantzis not far behind. "Eulogy" strikes an intellectual chord and is perhaps harder to follow, but the musicianship is on time. The same is relatively true of "Tornado Watch," but it sports some rock-guitar styling and it is Kaiantzis’ and Reed’s show. McDonnell wails and crawls all around the serious musical storm.
The "blue" in "Blue Without You," is pensive, not overtly bluesy. "Piqua City Limits," is reminiscent of Gary Wright’s "Dream Weaver," and could pass for an instrumental version, but there’s more going on in this town than a dream. They can make it through the day after as well. Back to the intellect with "Dear Mr. Locrius," but they never lose the grit. The CD closes out on the short statement "Mission Accepted."
This band proves that you don’t have to sacrifice feeling for thought. Most intellectually based musicians don’t press the flesh too far, but there’s a balance that is refreshing here. The music is thought provoking without being haughty, and oh so deep. Now this is something to look forward to.