A record containing prophetic warnings left to Mother Earth about the end days, along with the experiencing of pre- and post-apocalyptic conditions (involving love, war, and learning how we might live). GZ & Pantomine have managed to present these as a scrambled yet cohesive rock opera, the likes of which hasn't even been attempted in decades! It’s called “BOUND,” and to all true rock fans, will become instantly classic, because virtually every aspect of the genre has been included and accounted for: Hard, Soft, Pop, Electric, Grunge, Punk, Psychedelic, and Political Protest…even ‘60’s Go-Go. But, this band’s music is so far from contrived, it’s astounding! The influences of The Doors, The Beatles, The Who, even Elton John, will become eventually evident; because, in spite of those influences, the mutation that is this band is more like the newest successful result of natural selection—in terms of pop and rock DNA re-evolution.
The ten song endeavor is classically clever, but edgy, animated yet sincere, with outstanding vocal performances by the group’s wunderkind, Guy Zagron. “BOUND” has lyrics that lead and follow from a park to a battlefield, from a dance floor in the evening to a bedroom in the morning. This album loves you and leers at you simultaneously by containing and comparing parody and compassion.
It will well serve the world of listeners to become engaged with the latest musical evidence that the Rock Opera genre still exists.