June 05, 2009

Break of Reality: Spectrum of the Sky

Marketing your band as "Heavy Metal Cello" is something else again, but it fits for Break of Reality, a New York string "quartet" with three cellists and a drummer that explores the hinterlands of classical music and heavy metal. Most of the bands in that niche play covers, but thankfully these guys write their own material. The album's stand out composition is the four part Anodynia, commissioned by the Victoria Ballet Theatre in Victoria, TX. Ballet isn't on the rock radar as such, but the guys and girls in tight stockings have danced to memorable music for God knows how long and Break of Reality delivers the goods, especially in the slow third movement Grave. The Accidental Death of Effie has Metallica inspired solo, with drumming than Lars Ulrich can only hope to achieve after being locked in drum school for a couple of years straight.

Cellist Patrick Laird has a solid songwriting partner in drummer Ivan Trevino. With their quartet they can teach the kids about "classic rock" playing tons of shows for elementary, middle and high school music students.

Break of Reality:
Philip Borter: cello
Patrick Laird: cello
Martin Torch-Ishii: cello
Ivan Trevino: drums, percussion

Break of Reality: Spectrum of the Sky

Spectrum of the Sky is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

Tracks:
  1. The Farewell
  2. The Accidental Death of Effie
  3. Vintage
  4. Spectrum of the Sky
  5. Comfortable Silence
  6. Che
  7. Anodynia I. Tranquillo
  8. Anodynia II. Allegro - Mysterioso
  9. Anodynia III. Grave
  10. Anodynia IV. Finale
Live dates:
  • 06/07 Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 06/10 Webster School District, Webster, NY
  • 06/10 Spot Coffee, Rochester, NY
  • 06/11 Dormann Library Cafe, Bath, NY
  • 06/12 Webster School District, Webster, NY
  • 06/20 Freedom Park Concert Series, Scotia, NY
  • 07/09 Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, NY
  • 07/11 Solar Fest - Forget-Me-Not Farm, Tinmouth, VT
  • 07/31 The Haunt, Ithaca, NY
  • 08/04 The Colonie Center, Albany, NY
  • 08/05 The Colonie Center, Albany, NY
  • 08/07 Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester
  • 08/12 Ars Nova, New York, NY
  • 08/14 Ars Nova, New York, NY
  • 08/15 Ars Nova, New York, NY

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