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Promethean Monk
Pique Records

The cover reminds me of a mix between Yellow Submarine and Schoolhouse Rock (“Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?”) with the word Promethean steaming out of a train engine in a creepy way. Once you pop the CD in, the first thing you hear is the monk of Promethean! The intro is a nice way to catch the attention of the listener, bringing in the didjeridoo and chant sounds, however nothing like the rest of the album. After it kicks in, a bit of classic rock nostalgia comes up from behind. Songwriting is strong throughout the entire album, showing experience and expressing the energy I believe they wanted to portray. It’s a very well felt album.

You can tell the production quality compliments the band quite well. This is a very well thought out project, in all aspects. You can hear subtle as well as massive shifts in genres, and all very well done. Plus, don’t be surprised if certain songs remind you of some old band favorites. Promethean Monk is definitely a band working to keep rock alive, touching on styles, sounds, and harmonies of the rock ‘n roll your folks used to listen to, as well as showing you some new stuff.

Favorite Track: 3, “Blind”

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Erik Beyer is a trained musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, and self-taught businessman. After spending five years in the Army Band he moved back to Portland, OR and began designing sound systems and marketing pro audio gear. He later was hired to book for a local Portland venue, putting bands on stage seven nights a week where he reviewed all CDs submitted. In 1998 he formed Beyer Sound Productions with a goal to serve musicians.

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