Forever Einstein

Opportunity Crosses the Bridge

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The second album by this Connecticut-based instrumental trio begins in a much louder fashion than the group's debut. C.W. Vrtacek's guitar, normally cleanly articulated, comes screaming in on the humorously titled "Everybody Here Is Broke So Stop Complaining, OK?" The set's 29 selections alternate between short pieces that are less than a minute in length and relatively longer ones running two to three minutes. Vrtacek's composing mines similar territory as some of the experimental bands that have woven rock instrumentation with a hybrid of classical and jazz composition. The three musicians, who also include drummer John Roulat and bass player Marc Sichel, have a rich and deep sense of interplay. They're as capable of hypnotically intricate rave-ups as they are of open-ended and atmospheric mood pieces. Producer Nick Didkovsky (who leads the band Dr. Nerve) captured Forever Einstein with wonderful presence, and added few overdubs to the band's live, in-the-studio playing.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:22 Amazon
2 1:59 Amazon
3 2:10 Amazon
4 0:34 Amazon
5 2:02 Amazon
6 0:51 Amazon
7 2:17 Amazon
8 0:47 Amazon
9 2:34 Amazon
10 0:39 Amazon
11 2:16 Amazon
12 1:10 Amazon
13 2:41 Amazon
14 0:51 Amazon
15 2:03 Amazon
16 0:22 Amazon
17 2:22 Amazon
18 0:40 Amazon
19 2:19 Amazon
20 0:51 Amazon
21 1:51 Amazon
22 0:30 Amazon
23 1:49 Amazon
24 0:44 Amazon
25 2:08 Amazon
26
0:39 Amazon
27 4:20 Amazon
28 1:13 Amazon
29 3:53 Amazon
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