Artist: The Music Therapy Experiment
Album: Genus Equus
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Artist Name: The Music Therapy Experiment
Album: Genus Equus
Style of Music: Art and Progressive Rock
Hometown: Mobile, AL, USA
Artist Email: klinejp@comcast.net
Melodic, progressive, eclectic, manic to mellow, futuristic to retro... Ear candy for fans of album-based instrumental music with occasional singing... Good with headphones.
Influences: Al Di Meola, Yes
Sounds Like: Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai

Multi-instrumentalists John Kline (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) and Mark Christianson (drums, bass, keyboards) team up for an album that combines musical artistry with technical wizardry. With moods ranging from manic to mellow, their guitar, piano, and drum-driven instrumentals will make music enthusiasts grin from ear to earworm. With a good balance between improvisation and composition, progressive rock and jazz fusion fans alike will find something to love about this album, which includes stylistic elements ranging from classical and jazz to rock and metal. Melodic and tasteful, a must have for lovers of pure music.

Mark Christianson owns and operates Xush Studios in Mobile AL, and has recorded award-winning music with art/progressive rock band, Analog Missionary.   Mark performed all of the drum tracks on this album, as well as bass and keyboard tracks on Akhal-Teke, which he co-wrote with John.   Mark is endorsed by Hornets Drumsticks, Axis pedals, Turk Masters Cymbals, and FBB basses.

Project founder Dr. John Kline performed all of the guitar parts and the only vocal track on the album, as well as most of the keyboard and bass tracks.   John was also responsible for most of the engineering and all of the production on the album.  He wrote 11 of the 13 tracks on the album, the other two of which he co-wrote with Mark (i.e. "Akhal-Teke" and "Deep Space Crossover").

 

  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2017
Wet Present Records 
Contact: Dr. John Kline 
(251) 631-0597 
klinejp@comcast.net

Uncommon melodic, progressive, and eclectic.   Manic to mellow.  Futuristic to retro.  Ear candy for fans of album-based instrumental music with occasional singing... Good with headphones.

Do you miss art rock albums of yesteryear?   You know:  The kind of album that flows as an album, with lots of cool sonic transitions between songs?  Look no further:  The Music Therapy Experiment has just thing to satisfy your craving.

With sounds reminiscent of melodic progressive rock and fusion bands of yesteryear, Multi-instrumentalists John Kline (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals) and Mark Christianson (drums, bass, keyboards) have teamed up for a cohesive yet diverse album that combines musical artistry with technical wizardry. With moods ranging from manic to mellow, their guitar, piano, and drum-driven instrumentals will make music enthusiasts grin from ear to earworm. With a good balance between improvisation and composition, progressive rock and jazz fusion fans alike will find something to love about this album, which includes stylistic elements ranging from Classical and Jazz to Rock and Metal. Melodic and tasteful but fiery, the album is a “must have” for lovers of pure music.

Mark Christianson owns and operates Xush Studios in Mobile AL, and has recorded award-winning music with art/progressive rock band, Analog Missionary.   Mark performed all of the drum tracks on this album, as well as bass and keyboard tracks on Akhal-Teke, which he co-wrote with John.   Mark is endorsed by Hornets Drumsticks, Axis pedals, Turk Masters Cymbals, and FBB basses.   Drums, bass, and keyboards on "Akhal-Teke" were recorded at Xush Studios.

Project founder Dr. John Kline, performed all of the guitar parts and the only vocal track on the album, as well as most of the keyboard and bass tracks.   John was also responsible for most of the engineering and production.  He wrote 11 of the 13 tracks on the album, the other two of which he co-wrote with Mark (i.e. "Akhal-Teke" and "Deep Space Crossover").   John "The Doctor" operates the guiTARDIS, which is the studio where the bulk of the album was recorded.

Our intrepid time travelers paid no heed to the idea that the tracks should be performed live… Live performances of these pieces would be impossible to do with a band of two… Instead, they began the pieces by tracking together, and later added other instruments in order to create a layered and nuanced studio piece.   This created a “improvisation meets composition” feel, where the spontaneous and planned collided in harmonic bliss.  John and Mark have created an art-for-arts sake studio piece that takes a listener on a journey… So pull up your imagination and a pair of headphones, and get ready to enjoy an hour of uncommon music.  You’ll be glad that you did.