Carlos Baez speaks up: 'There is a lot of 70s Kansas and late 70s-early 80s Rush in this record but in a very modern setting and with your own unmistakable personal stamp. It's very original sounding, yet eminently listenable, which is very hard to do in the current prog scene. Karl's playing sounds like Lifeson on steroids in spots. He really sounds unbelievable, has great tone and has very tasteful use of fx on his tracks. The playing is kickass. Bill's stuff is absolutely smokin' though I'm not really surprised because you could tell on your first CD that he's an excellent bass player. He's really turned it up a notch. Noodly but purposeful; very Ruthefordian in that respect. It's sort of like Tiles, but it's got it's own vibe going.....amazing stuff! .....I just listened to Information Overload and WOW!! This is beyond anything I expected, and my expectations were pretty high after hearing the clips. What you guys are doing is just so *cool*. This thing is SMOKIN.' Rick Gutleber says: 'From the sound sample, I'd say MELD rocks. My first gut reaction was it reminded me of the Dregs' Industry Standard, accessible, but with enough meat to keep me interested and coming back. I'm gonna have to order this.... after Lent.' Pinnacle - Purveyors of Progressive Rock in a power trio format hailing from the Lehigh Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania. The band's musical goal is to write reasonably accessible songs that are firmly rooted in the best Progressive Rock traditions. The first CD was a great start. 'Meld' shows how the three members of Pinnacle have meshed together and improved both individually and as a group. The intent was to step up the production values of making a CD at every stage. From writing, arranging, recording, mixing, and mastering to the artwork and layout, this CD steps up the band's game over the last CD. Greg Jones (drums) Bill Fox (bass, guitars, saxophones, synthesizers, vocals) Karl Eisenhart (guitars, synthesizers, vocals) The three create a musical blend that is the sum of what they love about music. This can be heard on 'Meld' as well as on their first release, 'A Man's Reach...'