Andy West With Rama "Rama 1"

Andy West With Rama "Rama 1"

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Andy West With Rama
Rama 1
The Story
"Rama 1" is the heavy progressive project put together by bassist Andy West, and features Toshi Iseda on 7-string guitar, along with drummers: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment), Rod Morgenstein (The Dixie Dregs/Winger) and Jonathan Mover (ex-Joe Satriani). keyboardists: Jens Johanssen (Stratovarious/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), T.Lavitz (The Dixie Dregs/Jazz Is Dead) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai/ex-Frank Zappa). Keneally also produces and plays guitar, and even contributes vocals to "Old Meat Frame". West wrote the framework for all songs, and says, "I intentionally left all the songs on this album open to collaboration because I wanted to see what would happen."

The album sounds great, and will appeal to fans of the Dregs, and bands such as Liquid Tension Experiment and Bozzio/Levin/Stevens.

The Music
04:15 Mad March Instrumental
05:55 Meetings Instrumental
04:36 Herd Instinct Instrumental
05:29 Bloomsday Instrumental
04:50 Old Meat Frame Vocal
05:05 Memento Mori Instrumental
03:24 Qubit Instrumental
04:08 Government Instrumental
04:54 Resonate Instrumental
The Artists
Toshi Iseda Guitar, Additional Guitar Production, Additional Guitar Mixing
Andy West Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Synths, Production, Mixing
Mike Keneally Guitar, Keyboards, Synths, Production, Mixing, Vocals on "Old Meat Frame"
Rod Morgenstein Drums
Jonathan Mover Drums
Mike Portnoy Drums
Jens Johansson Keyboards, Synths
T Lavitz Keyboards, Synths
Kit Watkins Keyboards, Synths
Jim Brick Mastering
Bill Ellsworth Artwork, Design
Mastered at Absolute Audio, NYC.

Additional layout by D'Bodavus Graphics.