Revolution's Son, Audiocracy's debut album, draws on the epic tradition of progressive rock. Heavy organ, multiple guitars and driving vocals tell the story of a young man who journeys through idealism, anarchistic zeal, betrayal and redemption. A post-political apocalyptic tale brought to life through impressionistic, intensely personal lyrics. This CD is a great ride.
Membership in Audiocracy is fluid. Band founder Tobin Mueller and lead singer Twon are the only sure constants. Collaborations with friends around the globe create Audiocracy's unique sound:
B3 organ, synths, piano, percussion, vocals. Tobin Mueller has worked with Dave Brubeck, Maynard Ferguson, Entcho Todorov, Donny McCaslin, Ken Schaphorst and others, from jazz to classical to progressive rock. Also a solo piano recording artist, his collaborative chops shine within the context of Audiocracy's talented membership. Also available from CDBaby: 13 Masks; Morning Whispers; A Bit Of Life (progressive folk fusion). Tobin is a Dramatist Guild playwright and an ASCAP composer of everything from symphonies to jazz to film scores.
Lead vocalist, Olympic 5-string bass, acoustic guitar. Twøn is also lead singer and lyricist with the New York City progressive rock band Invanity. He was a founding member of M-Lab, the bassist and backing vocalist for their first two CDs: "M-LAB" (debut recording) and "From Baser Metals" as well as their current 4 track EP. In the 1990's, Twøn was lead vocalist and main songwriter for The New York City Crack Team.
Guitars. Performing for over 35 years, his most successful project overall was the band Pleaides. Their premier release "A Moment Of Clarity" was revered as ground-breaking, and is still a masterpiece to this day, timeless. Bob has also scored for motion pictures, using an EBow for a most dramatic effect a soundtrack can have.
Electric guitars. Performed with the group Out of the Blue in the early 1990s and an Alice In Chains Tribute Band in the late 90's. Hails from Ontario, Canada, where he currently plays with two other bands and teaches guitar.
Drums. Rob Thurman studied with legendary Buffalo Jazz drummer Louis Marino (Tommy Dorsey). In 1986 he was playing with the band Real Eyes. In 1990, he and his brothers formed the Thurman Brothers band and toured up and down the east coast until '97. Rob joined the Genesis tribute band “Seconds Out” in early 1998, and that summer formed his all original progressive rock band NAVIGATOR.
Electric & acoustic guitars. A renown guitarist from Japan, his influence can be felt in a long line of students and disciples that continue to call him Master.