Originally posted on April 3, 2008
On an entirely different note, there is the CD/DVD set by Quodia that features The Arrow: A Story in Seven Parts (7D Media). Quodia is headed by Trey Gunn, notable tap guitarist formerly with King Crimson, and Joe Mendelson of Rise Robots Rise. It all centers around a fairy tale sort of story that is just quirky enough to get your attention.
The DVD features the music (in 5.1 Surround), the narrative and some mind-bending special effects that I found fascinating. The CD just has the music and narrative. Quodia brings to the listener a sort of evolved progressive rock that has an electronic component. There are some nice guitar moments and the whole is cohesive and convincing. If it is something different you are after in this mode, you might just as well give this one a go.