About Us Part 2
Greg Jones favors the experimental and dissonant textures and sharp, angular rhythmic ideas of bands like King Crimson and the Mahavishnu Orchestra and the darker side of Spock's Beard. He also possesses a keen ear for harmony and melody and has an ability to hear how seemingly incongruous parts can be made to fit together.
Bill Fox comes to the band from a widely varied background. He has a well developed pop-sense which comes from being a rabid Beatles fan, but also spends a great deal of time working in the area of Electronic and Ambient music with one of his other bands, Twyndyllyngs, a subset of Xeriod Entity which still plays every year at the electro-music festival. Aside from the bass, Bill plays guitar, synthesizers, and saxophone and has a tremendous understanding of music theory. Bill works with several other bands, all in completely different musical areas.
Karl Eisenhart brings a more guitar-oriented influence to the band. His writing and playing are heavily influenced by Rush and the Steve Morse Band, but also by his love for a well-crafted pop song. Seal, Joe Jackson and Til' Tuesday are personal favorites, along with groups like Marillion and Jethro Tull, who typify the more melodic and song-oriented end of the Progressive Rock genre. He currently plays in an acoustic duo and a country band, and made a living for a while playing in a variety/party band.
Matt Francisco grew up listening to classic rock from the '60s and '70s along with the progressive styles of Yes, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd. The piano-driven compositions of Elton John, the orchestral based work of ELP, and lyric-centric creations of Marillion and Bruce Springsteen are influences. Matt also loves a well-written pop tune if the beat is heavy and the riff is interesting.
Together, the four create a musical blend that, regardless of whether there is ever any money or world-wide fame to be had, is the sum of what they love about music. This can be heard on A Man's Reach, Meld, and A Blueprint for Chaos. They have also been included on compilations such as the Haiti Project and the Musea release TUONEN TYTÅR II, a tribute to '70s Finnish Prog.
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