I had to pick one, but the full álbum is my favorite of the band. I'm a Prog Metal fan. I found this álbum by mistake and through the time I've found it was no mistake at all. Love this álbum and Ceratainly i hope more albums from the band. They are excellent!
Favorite track: Ambivalence.
Intelligent musicianship blending hard-edge metal and progressive influences to bring wonderful, varied set of tracks. Point of Singularity stands out for sheer beauty.
Favorite track: Point of Singularity.
Semantic Saturation is a super group of insanely talented musicians. Each track brings an in your face exuberance! You can hear the passion and hard work that went into this. Any prog metal lovers dream!
Favorite track: Lost and Found: Insanity.
Solipsistic is the debut album for Semantic Saturation. The album features world class musicians and progressive rock gurus; such as drummer Virgil Donati, bassist Ric Fierabracci, and guests Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) on keyboards, and vocalist Andy Kuntz from Vanden Plas. Solipsistic was released physically on CD and digitally on January 21, 2013 after two long years of hard work and coordination between the featured artists working on the album. The album is available for sale in both formats on the Semantic Saturation store and on other online stores like Amazon, iTunes and others.
Solipsistic consists of nine tracks, the first eight of which are instrumental, with the final track titled “What if We All Stop” bearing Andy Kuntz’s signature vocals. The epic song spans over 8 minutes, transitioning from a calm, mellow beginning towards an eagerly-anticipated heavier mid-section, before it reaches a grand finale capturing the essence of prog-rock along the way.
On the album, Bassist Ric Fierabracci says:
"It was a great pleasure for me to play on Shant’s new CD. He is an extremely gifted writer, guitarist and producer as well."
Vocalist Andy Kuntz follow up saying:
"I’m very proud to be part of a new project with my precious friend Shant Hagopian. He is such a great composer and a very unique guitar player with his very own fingerprint."
On the process of creating the album Shant comments:
"There’s this moment of transition during the recording process, when you put all the ideas together like pieces of a puzzle, and only then the bigger picture takes shape and you clearly see what the end result is going to be."
" I can verify right now that ‘Solipsistic’ is the epitome of progressive rock/metal. The album is boundless, and will forever stand the test time. Absolutely brilliant and well worth the wait. Do not let this one slip by. "
- Ken, Metal Buzz (Jan 30, 2013)
" The music will come to you and slap you hard in the face,
a sweet punishment, painfully delicious. Music that goes beyond magic and reality, a prog-fairy-tale.
Passion, wisdom, crazy theory… Solipsism. "
- Rocio Flores Bedoya, Lady Obscure (Jan 29, 2013)
" If you are an instrumental Prog Metal lover, this is the first masterpiece of 2013 and a real must! "
- Götz Morgenschweis, Power Prog (Jan 13, 2013)
" Shant is a great, fluid guitarist and has written some fantastic pieces that showcase his talents as well as the amazing musicianship of his compadres. "
- Jeff Stevens, Prog Metal Zone (Jan 7, 2013)
Blimey, that's a bit of a step up! What a stunning opener.
The title track is great, too.
There's so much more range here than on previous outings - it really is wonderful to listen.
Indeed, Every Piece Matters. Peter Jones