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One Thing After Another

by Forever Einstein

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Back in action after far too long, Forever Einstein return with One Thing After Another. Einstein explores the possibilities of the simplest of rock line-ups; the guitar/bass/drums trio. They produce energized music that you can feel AND think about by taking the power and aggression of rock and applying more adventurous compositional techniques than most rock music gets treated to. Einstein's previous albums and immediately identifiable "power trio with smarts" sound has won them a broad range of acclaim. All three players are really superlative musicians, & there is a ton of great ideas percolating around here.

"There's something about the music on this CD which conjures up visions of the American heartland and simpler times -- the days and tunes of Duane Eddy ("the twang's the thang"), Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk," Les Paul, Chet Atkins, a touch of the Ventures and surf-rocker Dick Dale, and when guitarist C.W. Vrtacek cranks up the reverb on his vintage Fender Telecaster, perhaps a hint of Link Wray. The early Grateful Dead even emerges as a touchstone from time to time, as other trio members John Roulat (drums) and Jack Vees (bass/second guitar) slip into a funky blues shuffle beat, and Vrtacek stretches out and rides the groove like a young Jerry Garcia.
Of course, the late '50s and early '60s are long gone, and I suspect that the last thing Forever Einstein wants to be known as is an oldies nostalgia band, so this collection of eleven tunes is suitably warped with lots of tongue-in-check musical subtexts and modernisms -- abrupt shifts in key and tempo, incongruous bridges and other musical gestures in all sorts of directions, plus a mildly self-conscious, cerebral quality which is played off against the downhome licks and surface simplicity.
A fine line is being walked here, and a few purists may regard Forever Einstein's schtick as irreverent pastiche, but hey -- you can't really go home again, and for sophisticated listeners with any fondness for clean, clear guitar pop 1990s style, this CD will be a treat of the first order." – Bill Tilland / AllMusic

"Forever Einstein's third album is a kind of strange mixture between strong avant garde compositions and really funny passages flirting with other rock styles and even jazz, with a remarkable emphasis on the guitar work of Mr. Charles Vrtacek.
Refreshing, techically well done and with lots of humor in the music and the titles of every song. Some of my favourites (for title and music): The Girl With The Flame Maple Chest (And Black Walnut Drawers), Oh Lord, Please Bless The Rocket House And All Those Who Live Inside The Rocket House, Curly, Get The Ladder!, Bad Weather (Changed Our Plans) and Stand Back, You Bloated Museum Of Treachery! All of these songs are full of sudden rhythmic changes, creative arrangements and a constant sense of trying to be funny but keeping a total control of the music.
Every composition belongs to Mr. Vrtacek who - once again - shows his talent and his quality of one of the best musicians of the RIO genre on these days..." – ProgArchives


released April 28, 1998

C.W. Vrtacek [aka Charles O'Meara] - guitar, keyboards, compositions
John Roulat - drums & percussion
Jack Vees - bass guitar


Forever Einstein albums available on Bandcamp:

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/racket-science

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/down-with-gravity

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/one-thing-after-another

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/opportunity-crosses-the-bridge

- cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/artificial-horizon


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