Prog Naut
June 2004 by Ron Fuchs
From the opening track to the closing track of Attack of the Martians, Ecentric Orbit takes you on a musical journey of space rock, symphonic and electronic music. The music is Sc-Fi based and performed by Bill Noland on bass, who put some of the heaviest bass tracks down in modern times. He's joined by his wife Madeleine on something called Wind-controlled synthesizers & keyboards. The other two are Derek Roebuck (who also does keyboards) and drummer & percussionist, Mark Cella.

In the short amount of time as a reviewer, I became weary of self produced CDs because sometimes there's nothing to be desired musically, almost a cut & paste type job of influences rather than actual compositons. Bill Noland & company proved that to be false, in fact they put out the almost perfect music and with no filler. 45 minutes is a bit short but I'm sure if more was done, the impact wouldn't have been the same.

I'm not up on what types of music inspired this but I do hear some ELP & UK influences. Oh did I say this was an all instrumental release? I can't see or hear it being done with a vocalist, it would just ruin the music.

I would highly recommend you get this CD, it's by far one of the best release of 2004!

Oh and once you get this CD, play it LOUD!

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