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Originally issued in 2004 as a Digi-Pak, this 2014 instrumental companion re-issue to the band’s new Prog Fusion album has a 10-Minute Bonus Track!

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ECCENTIC ORBIT is an instrumental Prog Rock band whose sounds feature classic keyboards, analog-style wind-controlled synthesizers, bass guitar and drums. Their music is high-energy, melodic, accessible and very much heavily driven by the mighty music of the Progressive seventies!

‘Attack Of The Martians’ was ECCENTRIC ORBIT’s 2004 debut album, but in 2014 it has been Re-Issued and EXPANDED to accommodate a phenomenal 10-Minute Bonus Track, and this time round it comes in a Jewelcase!

‘Attack Of The Martians’ feels like it’s some long lost 70’s gem that’s just been unearthed from a vault in some record company’s dusty basement – and what a find it would be if it was – but it’s not - This is an instrumental Prog-rock album from a relatively NEW group consisting of two musicians on synthesizers and keyboards, an electric bassist who writes all the compositions and a drummer.
The musical recipe for the opening tack is… First take the timeless Mellotron introduction to GENESIS’ ‘Watcher Of The Skies’, then prepare bits of first two albums-era GREENSLADE (minus the vocals), add to that the Moog solos from ELP’s ‘Pictures At An Exhibition” and some TONY BANKS-style Mellotrons, mix well, then layer with MORAZ/MAINHORSE-style organ. Add to all of that an electric bass somewhere between MAGMA and Stanley Clarke – and plenty of it, no "mamby-pamby" portions – then top with drum work that could have come off any great seventies fusion album. Finally sprinkle the odd bit of HAWKWIND style VCS3 swirls and swoops over some parts and there you have it – “et voila” – an opening instrumental Prog track lasting 7.36 that you will enjoy so much you’ll want to make it again and again and again. I actually played it three times before even starting on the rest of the album – it’s THAT hot!

What followed on the original Digi-Pak pressing was four further purely instrumental tracks ranging from six to fourteen minutes long, and musically more or less in the same Classic Prog vein as that amazing opening cut, BUT, this new Jewelcased 2014 Re-Issue has had an EXTRA 10-MINUTE TRACK added, and what a blast that is!
Entitled: ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’, it’s a four-part epic piece that is a total Mellotron fest (choirs, strings, brass etc.) and falls in perfectly with the rest of the album. Certain to please GREENSLADE (and early KING CRIMSON) fans, the band surges through passages of real light and shade as well as big dynamics. The bulk of the lead work is handled on various synthesizers, piano and Hammond organ, and as with the rest of the album, the keyboard sound is very “analog” sounding and seventies in nature, all complemented by Bill Noland’s driving bass work and Mark Cella’s drumming keeping it tight and driving as ever.

Overall, ‘Attack Of The Martians’ is all like a concept album based around outer space and old sci-fi films, but, musically, it’s like a stick of Progressive Rock with the word “seventies” running right through it. For Prog fans who crave that style and want nothing more than tons of synthesizers, organ and Mellotron all working in that classic, timeless vein, this album is a dream come true!
The bass work is also quite phenomenal, while the drums have been produced to sound solid, crisp and crunchy. But it’s the wailing Moog solos, the anthemic 70’s style synth sounds, the Hammond organ work and that sound of old (real) Mellotron heaven that take centre stage as the two synth/keyboards players really spark, duel & shine.

Packed with raw analogue keyboard energy, of its kind, and even with influences as strong as this, ‘Attack Of The Martians’ retains originality and is absolutely timeless - One of the best instrumental keyboards/synths-based Prog albums you’ll ever hear for sure.

The musician line-up for ‘Attack Of The Martians’ is: the late Mark Cella (drums and percussion), Bill Noland (bass), Madeleine Noland (wind-controlled synthesizers & keyboards) and Derek Roebuck (keyboards).

Also available by ECCENTRIC ORBIT…
ATTACK OF THE MARTIANS (2004 Original Release/ Digi-Pak) - Stock # 100014
CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS (2014 Release - Stock # 1743361

ECCENTRIC ORBIT: ATTACK OF THE MARTIANS 2014 Jewelcased Re-Issue Track List:

01. Star Power (7:36)
02. Sputnik (7:08)
03. Attack Of The Martians (10:41)
i. Flying Saucers & Little Green Men
ii. The Face On Mars
iii. Martians Everywhere!
04. Forbidden Planet (14:09)
i. Arrival {Innocence Lost}
ii. Intruder
iii. Krel
iv. Tempest / Departure
05. Enemy Of My Enemy (6:06)
06. Day The Earth Stood Still (10:12) * Bonus Track *
i. I Come In Peace
ii. Incognito
iii. Klaatu Barada Nikto!
iv. Coda: Question

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