Temporal Analogues of Paradise
This classic album is now being remastered, repackaged and re-released. Recorded on a 1995 tour of Europe, it has captured a lot of attention since it's release in 1996. At the start, it's just a simple bass figure: two notes repeated slowly. But over the next hour, the mood builds and surges, moving through multiple permutations in the hands of three master instrumentalists. Jonas Hellborg's bass notes are clear and articulate and distinctively original. Guitarist Shawn Lane moves easily from sensitive chording to melodic lines expressed in a vibrant, singing tone. Jeff Sipes drumming is melodic, his use of dynamics is intelligent and unexpected.