Originally posted on July 2, 2008
Take ex-King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto and German multi-instrumentalist and touch guitarist Markus Reuter and you have the nucleus of the group Tuner. Their first release Totem (2005) has just been reissued on Unsung Records. It is a wildly wide-ranging prog rock journey through all sorts of moods and modes.
There are some Crimson-like rock forays, a wonderful spot for synthesized voice, and one of the musically hottest accompanied rock drum solos I’ve heard in a long time. It’s most definitely a sonic excursion that should not be missed, if you like the prog rock thing.