Eccentric Orbit – Creation of the Humanoids (EOCD2, 2014)
The second album by Massachusetts-based band Eccentric Orbit showcases an exciting collection of high intensity instrumental progressive rock pieces that incorporate various influences, ranging from virtuosic symphonic rock and space rock to electronic sounds inspired by classic sci-fi movies.
Madeleine Noland’s keyboards play an essential role in the band’s sound. She uses synthesizers, mellotron, organ and wind synth. The band recently added Tom Benson, an electric violinist who also plays guitar synth and MandoBot (electric mandolin), creates outstanding solos and develops exciting interplays with the keyboards. Meanwhile, Bill Noland’s bass generates vibrant creative lines along with Rick Landwehr’s drums.
The fascinating album artwork includes vintage sci-fi movie posters and robots making music.
Creation of the Humanoids is an exceptionally good progressive rock album with epic compositions and vintage sci-fi atmospheres.