On The Idiot King, Michael Manring, Tim Alexander and Alex Skolnick build on the foundation of their debut, 1998's ""Attention Deficit"", bringing a level of maturity into the songwriting on this sophomore release. Each has brought with him the experience of working on other projects; Michael Manring's constant solo touring, Alex Skolnick's new found interest in pursuing more jazz and fusion in his new home of New York City, and Tim Alexander's continued explorations into rhythm. The feel of The Idiot King rings like an updated version of those great Italian horror soundtracks of the seventies. Intense, atmospheric bass and guitar over the shifting backbeat of drums. Recalling an era of experimentation, when the boundaries between jazz and rock didn't really matter.
|03:10||Any Unforseen Event||Instrumental|
|07:41||The Risk Of Failure||Instrumental|
|04:47||Low Voter Turnout||Instrumental|
|04:05||Unclear, Inarticulate Things||Instrumental|
|04:04||My Fellow Astronauts||Instrumental|
|04:24||The Killers Are To Blame||Instrumental|
|03:41||Nightmare On 48th St.||Instrumental|
|02:03||Public Speaking Is Very Easy||Instrumental|
|Alex Skolnick||Guitars, Production, Mixing|
|Tim Alexander||Drums, Guitar, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Michael Manring||Bass, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Ralph Patlan||Engineering, Mixing|
|Steve Jennings||Band Photography|
|Recorded and mixed at Prairie Sun Recording.
Mastered at Absolute Audio, New York.
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